John O’Neill, presents Jessica Barnard and Sandra Howarth of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust with the LMB’s donation
LMB staff have raised over £1500 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the annual charity Christmas raffle, supported by the sale of Christmas decorations and gifts made by members of the LMB Craft and Chatter group and of a festive beer made by the LMBrewers. Each year a charity is chosen because of the support they have provided to members of staff or their families.
Sebastian Fica, a post-doctoral researcher in Kiyoshi Nagai’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been announced as a winner of the 2020 RNA Society/Scaringe Awards.
The LMB recently hosted an exhibition of artworks produced as part of the PDB Art project. Now in its fourth year, this project involves the Protein Data Bank in Europe working with local school art departments to help students create works of art inspired by molecular structures contained in the PDB.
The RNA Society has conferred its first Elisa Izaurralde to Lori Passmore, a Group Leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, for innovation in research, teaching, and service.
The LMB is delighted to announce the appointment of Marta Zlatic as a Group Leader in the Neurobiology Division. Marta joins the LMB to continue working to advance our understanding of how the structure of the central nervous system (CNS) relates to its function in learning and decision-making.
A main aim of Marta’s group’s work is to understand how neuronal circuitry enables animals to learn and to select an appropriate response based on the learnt information.
The LMB is delighted to announce the appointment of Albert Cardona as a Group Leader in the Neurobiology Division. Albert joins the LMB to continue his research into how the structure of a neural circuit relates to its function.
Our thoughts and behaviours are products of the ability of our brains to combine inputs from the senses such as vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, along with memories of past experiences and instinctual responses.