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Future scientists and science leaders visit the LMB

LIYSF students operating an electron microscope to look at virus particles

The LMB recently hosted visits from two diverse groups of students; one that was attending the 2019 London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) and the other from the 2019 cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows.
London International Youth Science Forum visit
LIYSF is a two-week residential course for students aged 16-21 who have a keen interest in studying science.

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The LMB welcomes Benjamin Falcon as a new Group Leader

Benjamin Falcon

The LMB is delighted to announce the appointment of Benjamin Falcon as a Group Leader in the Neurobiology Division, starting in October 2019. Benjamin will work on the mechanisms by which the formation of amyloid contributes to nerve cell degeneration in neurodegenerative disease.

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Winners of the LMB’s annual Science Image Award

Sixteen primary schools in Cambridgeshire and Essex have participated in the 2018/19 Science Image Award. Part of the LMB’s Microscopes for Schools outreach project, the Science Image Award is a competition aiming to stimulate scientific curiosity in primary school children by connecting the microscopic world to everyday life.

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A stag’s head, a clock, and Nobel Laureates: the LMB Arts and Crafts Show

Scroll clock

The annual LMB Arts and Crafts Show recently took place in the atrium of the LMB. It highlighted an array of artistic talent amongst the staff at the LMB and a wide range of inspiration for exhibits.  Over 15 exhibitors took the opportunity to share their creative side and many more contributed through a display of artistic images submitted and used for the LMB365 image project.
One of the highlights was an intricate scroll clock.

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LMB scientists share their Recipe for Primordial Life at the Royal Society

A team of researchers from John Sutherland’s and Philipp Holliger’s groups in the LMB’s PNAC Division, took their exhibit, “A Recipe for Primordial Life”, to this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition to tell the public about their work on the chemistry behind the origin of life.
Visitors were taken on a journey through time, starting with simple molecules 4.

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LMB alumnae share their experiences and careers advice at annual Cambridge AWiSE event

What Next For Your Career?’ speakers: Emma Gleave, Jenny Gallop and Rebecca Aarons

The LMB and the Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) recently held the thirteenth annual “What Next for Your Career?” event. LMB staff and visitors from across Cambridge gathered in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre to listen to three speakers, Emma Gleave, Jenny Gallop, and Rebecca Aarons, describe life after a PhD and share advice on career development.

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Two new group leaders at the LMB: Kate McDole and Marta Shahbazi

McDole and Shahbazi composition

The LMB is delighted to announce the appointment of two new group leaders to the LMB’s Cell Biology Division: Kate McDole and Marta Shahbazi. Kate and Marta, who will take up their roles in early 2020, will join more than 50 group leaders at the LMB, who represent the diverse set of scientists recruited from around the world.

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Michel Goedert awarded the 2019 Royal Medal for Biological Sciences

Michel Goedert

The LMB is delighted to announce that Michel Goedert from the Neurobiology Division has been awarded the Royal Society’s 2019 Royal Medal for Biological Sciences.  Michel has been honoured for his work on neurodegenerative diseases, especially for identifying and characterising key molecules that form the inclusions of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

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Francis Crick Lecture to be given by Frances Arnold

Frances Arnold will give the 2019 Francis Crick Lecture on Thursday 18th July at 4.00pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.  The title of the lecture is ‘Innovation by evolution: bringing new chemistry to life’.  The event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.

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Sharing science with school students for the MRC Festival of Medical Research

Students from Long Road 6th Form College with A Recipe for Primordial Life

LMB researchers have taken part in this year’s MRC Festival of Medical Research by hosting visits from local school students, contributing to a primary school science day, and participating in the MRC Festival Zone of “I’m a scientist, get me out of here!”. The MRC Festival of Medical Research is held annually in June as an opportunity for MRC-funded units, centres, and institutes to showcase and discuss their work through events and activities around the UK.

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