Category Archives: LMB Alumni News

Melina Schuh’s research highlight on Medical Xpress

Melina’s work on mechanisms of chromosome segregation in mammalian oocytes has advanced our understanding the process of meiosis and the causes of aneuploidy in mammalian eggs, including humans. The project, led by Melina, set out to discover why genetic faults affect such a high proportion of ageing human eggs,

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Johannes Kohl features as October “Scientist to Watch” in The Scientist

A former PhD student from Greg Jefferis’ group in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, Johannes, is researching the neural circuitry behind instinct. In this feature, he illustrates his journey from his undergraduate days to his PhD at the LMB to the establishment of his own lab at the Francis Crick Institute in London this January.

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LMB’s PhD alumnus, Nicholas Ader, wins the Gregory Paul Lenardo Basic Science Award

This award endowed by NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program Co-Founder, Michael Lenardo, was given to Nicholas in recognition of his PhD work conducted in Wanda Kukulski’s lab at the LMB. His work implemented novel imaging techniques in an effort to better understand how a cell dies,

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“Keep persisting, this is worth it” – advice from Elizabeth Blackburn for women in science

Elizabeth Blackburn, former LMB PhD student and Nobel Prize winner, shares her advice for women starting out in science in this BBC/Nobel Media AB video. More…

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Hayley Sharpe, a former LMB PhD student, joins the Babraham Institute as a new group leader

The Babraham Institute welcomes Hayley Sharpe, a former PhD student in Sean Munro’s group in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, as a new group leader within the Signalling research programme. More…

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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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