Category Archives: LMB In The News

Two LMB scientists shortlisted for Cambridge Independent’s ‘Researcher of the Year’ award

This year’s Science and Technology Awards, run by Cambridge’s weekly newspaper, feature Benjamin Falcon from Neurobiology Division and Julius Fredens from Protein and Nucleic Acid Division as finalists. The ‘Researcher of the Year’ winner, out of a shortlist of six, will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Bradfield Centre.

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What is the best time for a heart surgery?

And why does it matter? BBC writes about the role circadian rhythms plays in how our bodies respond to injuries, infections and healing, including work by John O’Neill’s group on tissue repair damage and biological time. More…

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Financial Times features Madeline Lancaster in ‘Masters of Science’ 2019

How are mini brains revolutionising neuroscience? FT’s annual scientific feature series visits the LMB and Madeline’s lab to trace the rapid development in the field since 2011 when Madeline pioneered the field of cerebral organoids and insights into mechanisms of some diseases.

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In The Economist, Madeline Lancaster and the rise of cerebral organoid research

The Economist draws on the evolution of the first cerebral organoids in Madeline Lancaster’s lab in 2013 to today’s research on electrical impulses from these mini brains. It discusses the fast pace of development in this scientific field and poses future research questions. 

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Jason Chin and synthetic proteins in Wired

Roger Highfield, Science Director of the Science Museum Group and a member of the Medical Research Council, writes about Jason and his team’s work at the LMB focusing on “turbocharging the ribosome”. Jason explains the process behind evolving new ribosomes and it marks a revolution in our ability to evolve,

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At the Hay Festival: Venki Ramakrishnan discusses how science is done

Venki Ramakrishnan talks to Adam Rutherford about science as a microcosm of humanity, and the roles of competition, collaboration and altruism within it. To a packed audience, he explains the ribosome and how LMB’s focus on basic fundamental research pushes such transformative science.

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LifeLab and me: from the research lab to the pop-up lab!

Shahana Ahmed, a research assistant in the LMB’s PNAC Division, describes why she does public engagement and her experience of talking about science in shopping centres at LifeLab last year. More…

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Michel Goedert receives Royal Society’s 2019 Royal Medal

For identifying and characterising key molecules that form the inclusions of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, Michel Goedert of the MRC LMB was awarded this year’s prestigious Royal Medal. More…

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MRC Insight blog – LMB PhD student Jonida Tafilaku discusses her Parliamentary internship

Jonida Tafilaku, PhD student at the LMB, spoke to the MRC about her time as an intern at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Jonida discusses her experience, what motivated her to apply for it, and if it changed her thoughts on science and policy.

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Rising star Benjamin Falcon explores role of tau in dementia

Benjamin Falcon, a postdoc in Michel Goedert’s group in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, talks to the Cambridge Independent about his work on the structures of tau filaments in different types of dementia after winning the Alzheimer’s Research UK Rising Star Award for his work in this area. 

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