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Garib Murshudov and Lalita Ramakrishnan elected to EMBO membership

Garib Murshudov, a group leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, and Lalita Ramakrishnan, a group leader in the University of Cambridge Molecular Immunity Unit at the LMB, have been newly elected as members of EMBO.
Founded in 1964 to promote molecular biology in Europe, EMBO elects new members annually in recognition of their contributions to scientific excellence.

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M. Madan Babu awarded the EMBO Gold Medal

M. Madan Babu, a Group Leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been awarded the EMBO Gold Medal for his “fundamental contributions to the field of computational molecular biology”. Madan shares the prize with Paola Picotti at ETH Zurich.
The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded annually to scientists under 40 for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe.

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Max Wilkinson awarded 2019 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Award

Max Wilkinson

Max Wilkinson, a graduate student in Kiyoshi Nagai’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been announced as a winner of the 2019 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Awards.
The RNA Society/Scaringe Awards recognise outstanding achievements by young investigators and aims to encourage the best and the brightest to continue contributing to the field of RNA science.

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Bob Sheppard 1932 – 2019

Bob Sheppard at the LMB

Robert (Bob) Sheppard, Head of the Sub-Division of Peptide Chemistry, in the LMB’s PNAC Division for over 20 years and internationally recognised in the field of peptide synthesis, died on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
Bob was born on 27th May 1932. He received a BA in Natural Sciences (Class I) from the University of Cambridge and then a PhD on the ‘Studies in the degradation of peptides’ in 1957.

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LMB launches 365 Image Diary

Throughout 2019 we will be posting an image a day on the LMB’s website and social media channels about life and work at the LMB, both now and in the past.
Science can be very visual, and with the increasing number of different techniques available to visualise molecules, cells and organisms at increasingly higher resolution and in different ways, now is an ideal time to share some of the ground-breaking and exciting science taking place at the LMB.

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