Sarah Teichmann, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, will deliver the Lister Research Prize Lecture, an award given in support of her integrated computational and genomic approach to decoding the transcriptional regulatory networks involved in T helper cell differentiation. T helper cells belong to a group of white blood cells, called lymphocytes, and assist other white blood cells in immunologic processes.
Young artists from Cambridgeshire schools brushed up on their neuroscience this summer to produce spectacular artwork. Their achievements were celebrated at an award ceremony at the LMB this week.
Imagining the Brain is a project that invites Cambridgeshire pupils with an interest in art and science to cut through the jargon usually associated with complex subjects like neuroscience and use art as a means of communication.
David Anderson, who is the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology in the Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, will give the inaugural Francis Crick Lecture on Friday September 9th 2011 at 4.00 pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre. The lecture is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
David graduated in biochemical sciences from Harvard College and earned his PhD from The Rockefeller University.
Every year schools from all over the East of England compete to grow the best crystals of potash alum. The competition, sponsored by the LMB and the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre is aimed at encouraging a whole new generation of scientists.
All the crystals produced are displayed at the Cambridge Science Festival in March and students from the winning schools are then invited to the LMB to see some science in action.
The Royal Society recognizes excellence in science and technology through its medals, awards and prize lectures. Amongst the recently announced prizewinners are three scientists from the LMB – Greg Winter, Brad Amos and Sarah Teichmann.
Greg Winter from the LMB’s PNAC Division has been awarded the 2011 Royal Medal for interdisciplinary sciences. This is one of the most prestigious medals awarded by the Royal Society.
On the 24th June 2011 there will be a symposium in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre where Jason Chin will be presented with his medal for winning the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Corday-Morgan 2010 prize. The award was made in recognition of Jason’s “pioneering work on genetically encoding the synthesis of novel polymers in cells through development of methods to incorporate, for example, new amino acids”.