As 2019 draws to a close and we get to day 365 of #LMB365 the whole LMB wants to say thank you for following this project. We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the images as much as we’ve enjoyed pulling them together and that you’ve discovered things about the LMB you didn’t know before. Can you spot the #LMBee in the photo?
In quieter moments between experiments, members of the LMB have had fun recreating some of our state-of-the art equipment in Lego®, as seen here on day 364 of #LMB365. This includes an NMR machine, AKTA, orbitrap mass spec and a transmission electron microscope. To make the DNA model see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV-k00iQk2w
On day 363 of #LMB365 we bring you a beautiful sunset captured from the LMB’s restaurant area overlooking the nearby housing and park developments. Having such a view while in the Restaurant is an inspiration to all and we hope our images during 2019 have inspired you too.
Day 362 of #LMB365 shows the LMB Executive Committee after a recent meeting. The Committee is made up of the Director, Deputy Director, Chief Operating Officer, and the Heads of Divisions. They meet 4 times a year to make decisions on the running of the Laboratory and future developments. (L-R: Manu Hegde, Michael Hastings, Jason Chin, Andrew McKenzie, Lalita Ramakrishnan, Sean Munro, Mariann Bienz, Jan Löwe, David Barford, Sjors Scheres and Kevin Moreton).
On day 361 of #LMB365 we have an immunofluorescence photomicrograph of blood cells in murine spleen by Ashley Kamimae-Lanning in the PNAC Division. Shown are B cells (green) and T cells (red) in germinal centres of the spleen, with cell nuclei in blue and red blood cells appearing yellow. The Patel Lab studies how metabolism and DNA repair together form two tiers of protection against DNA-damaging aldehydes, which are produced in the body and environment. Blood stem & progenitor cells, which give rise to all blood cells over a lifetime, are particularly susceptible to damage from aldehydes when these tiers of protection are removed or are overwhelmed.
Day 360 of #LMB365 shows a stack of new 10 gigabit network switches being configured by the LMB’s IT team. The network in the new building was designed and installed by the team back in 2012 and they continue to update this to ensure the LMB’s infrastructure is cutting-edge