Category Archives: LMB Alumni News

Michael Levitt has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Cambridge

Michael Levitt, a former LMB PhD student and staff scientist, is one of eight distinguished nominees to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cambridge at a ceremony in Senate House. More…

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Sydney Brenner: a master of science and of wit

LMB Emeritus Group Leader Peter Lawrence shares a selection of Sydney Brenner’s deep and original insights into biology and genetics, alongside many brilliant quotes that display his unique wit. More…

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Julian Rayner is appointed the new Director of the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research

Julian Rayner, a former PhD student in Hugh Pelham’s group in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, will become the fourth Director of the Cambridge Institute of Medical Research. More…

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John Thomas Finch. 28 February 1930-5 December 2017

John Finch was a gifted experimentalist who used X-ray crystallography and electron microscopy to elucidate the structures of important biological assemblies, particularly viruses and chromatin. His early work on crystals of viruses was important in establishing their symmetry, and later with the electron microscope he mapped out the molecular structure of many virus coats.

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Melina Schuh awarded a 2019 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

The latest recipients of Germany’s most prestigious research prize, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize have been announced, and includes former LMB group leader, Melina Schuh. Melina has been selected for her fundamental research into reproductive biology. More…

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Thomas Baden, Yanlan Mao and Peter Sarkies among twenty-six new EMBO Young Investigators

LMB Alumni Thomas Baden, Yanlan Mao and Peter Sarkies are among 26 life science researchers within their first four years as group leaders to become EMBO Young Investigators. They join an active network of 102 current and 314 past Young Investigators and will receive support from EMBO during the foundation of their first independent laboratory.

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Daniel McGillivray Brown. 3 February 1923-24 April 2012

Dan Brown was a nucleic acids chemist of the highest order, beginning with pioneering work under Lord Alexander Todd in the 1950s at University of Cambridge on chemical methods for synthesis of nucleosides and nucleotides. In 1982 he moved to the LMB and developed a method to prepare single-stranded DNA probes for detection of RNA sequences and worked on a novel automated device for oligonucleotide synthesis. 

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Johannes Kohl wins the 2018 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Johannes Kohl, a former PhD student from Greg Jefferis’ group in the LMB’s Neurobiology division, is the grand prize winner in The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology for research that makes sense of how a cluster of neurons controls parenting behaviour in mice.

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Susan Shao and Tanmay Bharat appointed as 2018 Vallee Scholars

LMB alumni Susan Shao and Tanmay Bharat are two of the five scientists to be awarded prestigious Vallee Scholarships in 2018. The Vallee Scholars program makes grants to outstanding, young, independent investigators carrying out basic biomedical research. More…

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Joan Argetsinger Steitz wins the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

Joan Argetsinger Steitz, a former post-doctoral researcher at the LMB, has been awarded the 2018 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science for four decades of leadership in biomedical research and in scientific mentorship. More…

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