Dr David Komander from LMB’s PNAC Division has received a prestigious European award. He has been elected into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme for three-years, starting on 1 January 2011.
The programme identifies some of the brightest young researchers in Europe, providing academic, practical and financial support. David will join a vibrant network of 200 Young Investigators from all over Europe.
David’s research looks at specificity in the ubiquitin system.
Four LMB Group Leaders have recently been awarded prestigious 5 year grants from the European Research Council (ERC).
ERC grants are given for pioneering frontier research in any field of science, engineering and scholarship. The ERC’s main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists.
Dr Lori Passmore from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has been awarded a €1.
The LMB has been invited to exhibit 18 pieces of work from the “Imagining the Brain” initiative at an art/science collaborative project exploring mental health problems, from a variety of perspectives, including those suffering and those researching solutions. “Inside the Unquiet Mind” is a multi-sensory multi-media arts installation with musical performances and presentations from Cambridge Neuroscience, as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
A pioneering MRC research unit in Cambridge focused on the structure, stability and activity of proteins and the engineering of antibodies is closing after 20 years of existence. The MRC Centre for Protein Engineering (CPE) closes its doors at the end of September, following the retirement of its Director, Professor Sir Alan Fersht.
The new building for the LMB has reached the first major stage of completion, known as ‘topping out’, which describes the moment in a construction project where the final beam is placed at the highest point of the building.
The Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP, performed the ‘topping out’ ceremony today to commemorate this landmark moment in medical research.
Dr Madan Babu, group leader in LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been selected to deliver the first Royal Society of Chemistry’s Molecular BioSystems Award Lecture at the 2011 American Chemical Society’s Spring Meeting. Madan has been chosen as the recipient for his significant contribution to the field of Systems Biology. He has also just been awarded the 2011 Balfour Lecture by the Genetics Society for his contributions to the areas of Computational Biology and Genetics.