Jason Chin, group leader in the LMB’s PNAC Division, has been elected into the Fellowship of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Academy represents the diverse spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery. Their mission is to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society.
Thi Hoang Duong (Kelly) Nguyen from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has won the prestigious Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award 2017 for Genes, for her contribution to our understanding of the architecture and activation mechanism of the splicesome.
The Biochemical Society exists to advance molecular and cellular biosciences, and with over 6000 members, is the largest discipline-based learned society in the biosciences.
As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, two of the LMB’s group leaders talked to the public about their research at the University Technical College Cambridge (UTCC). The talks, aimed at the 12+ age group, gave the public the chance to find out more about the LMB’s work and to quiz the scientists about their particular field of expertise.
A jewellery heirloom has been passed to Lori Passmore on International Women’s Day to honour her major contribution to science. Lori, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, is one of 11 female scientists chosen for their scientific achievements and ability to inspire others by last years awardees. Lori was nominated by Professor Shannon Au from the University of Hong Kong.
The Suffrage Science Scheme was set up five years ago by the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre.
Alessio Vagnoni, a post-doc in Simon Bullock’s group in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division has been awarded the NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellowship 2015-2018. The David Sainsbury Fellowship was introduced in 2012 to support talented early career scientists engaged in 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) research and Alessio is the tenth Fellow to be appointed.
Madeline Lancaster from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division has been announced as the joint winner of this year’s 3Rs Prize competition, run by the NC3Rs, and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). This Prize is awarded to an original research paper published within the last three years that has outstanding scientific or technological potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research.