Nearly 30 LMB staff have shown off their creativity at the annual LMB Art Exhibition, an opportunity for staff to showcase their varied artistic talents. The display was organised for the 4th year by Brian Saltmarsh, from the LMB’s Laboratory Services Section.
Madan Babu Mohan, group leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been awarded the Royal Society Francis Crick Medal and Lecture 2016. The medal was awarded for his major and widespread contributions to computational biology.
Many human diseases develop when regulatory processes fail. Madan’s research aims to decipher the basis for this.
The annual Eastern Region Crystal Growing Competition for Schools has been hosted at the LMB since 1998. The competition, designed to inspire children with a love of science, invites school pupils to grow crystals of potash alum over a five-week period. The pupils then send their best crystals to the LMB for judging.
This year, forty schools from all over the east of England entered the competition.
The LMB and CambridgeAWiSE recently held their 9th annual ‘What next in your career’ event at the LMB. Three recent LMB alumni returned to discuss their respective career experiences. The networking event welcomed nearly 70 early career researchers from all over Cambridge to hear about these different career opportunities.
The LMB is delighted to congratulate Megan Davies on being awarded the MBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Megan has been the Head of the Medical Research Council Centre, Cambridge since 1996, providing administrative, infrastructure and strategic support and guidance to all the MRC Units in the Cambridge region. In this role, she oversaw a significant increase in research activity, being actively involved in the creation of four new units, and helping the new Directors get started.
Two LMB group leaders, Simon Bullock from the Cell Biology Division and Philipp Holliger from the PNAC Division, have been named in the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) list of new members announced on the 20th of May.
EMBO elects new members annually on the basis of scientific excellence and outstanding research contributions. The organisation promotes excellence in life sciences by supporting talented researchers, and stimulating exchange of scientific information.