LMB staff have raised over £1300 for Prostate Cancer UK at the annual charity Christmas raffle, which was this year supported by a sale of Christmas decorations and gifts made by members of the recently formed LMB Craft and Chatter group. Each year a charity is chosen because of the support they have provided to members of staff or their families.
After the success of the inaugural event last year, the LMB held its second musical evening, once again organised by the LMB Wellbeing Champions and showcasing the myriad of musical talents possessed by LMB staff and students.
Eric Gouaux will give the 2018 Max Perutz Lecture on Thursday 29th November 2018 at 4pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre at the LMB. The lecture entitled “How synapses work: Architecture and mechanism of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters” is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Eric is currently a Senior Scientist at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health & Science University.
Aaron Klug, Director of the LMB from 1986 to 1996, President of The Royal Society from 1995 to 2000 and 1982 Nobel Laureate, died on Tuesday 20th November 2018. Aaron was instrumental in revealing the structures of complex biological molecules, from viruses to tRNA, to chromatin and zinc fingers. His most important contribution to scientific research was his painstaking development of crystallographic electron microscopy.
For the fourth year in a row, the LMB’s HR team, supported by colleagues throughout the LMB, raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. LMB staff demonstrated their talent for baking and donated a wide array of sweet snacks for everyone to enjoy.
The money raised for Macmillan Cancer Support allows them to support those with cancer, by treating them as individuals and not just as patients.
Over 30 LMB researchers have taken part in a range of activities as part of LifeLab 2018 and Big Biology Day, bringing their research to public spaces in Peterborough and Cambridge in the form of hands-on activities and discussions.
LifeLab is a European Commission-funded programme of events taking place as part of European Researchers’ Night and was one of 55 similar projects happening around Europe.