Category Archives: LMB News

LMB cyclists ride high in the saddle

Once again, LMB’s cycling staff took the top spot in Cambridgeshire, and placed second in the UK, as part of a nationwide cycling challenge – Cycle September. For the category of 500-1,999 staff, the LMB slid into the top rank quite dramatically in a spectacular last minute overtake of the Royal Society of Chemistry team.

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Three LMB scientists selected as EMBO Young Investigators

The science behind membrane architecture, chromosome replication and cerebral organoids finds EMBO recognition
Wanda Kukulski, Madeline Lancaster and Joe Yeeles have been elected into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme for a four-year tenure starting January 2020. During this time EMBO will provide financial and practical support as well as networking opportunities for the Young Investigators and their lab members.

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Paula da Fonseca: Deciphering the secrets of the proteasome

Next in our series of Group Leader profiles written by science writer and LMB alumna, Kathy Weston, is a profile of Paula da Fonseca, a Group Leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division.
Paula da Fonseca first ran across the proteasome,

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Student prizes awarded for outstanding doctoral research

From fly connectomics to molecular and cellular mechanisms of cytoplasmic dynein, from genetic code fidelity to the molecular mechanism of trans-translation – the Max Perutz Student Prizes were awarded to a diverse range of PhD research
Alex Bates’ work focused on integrating various data –

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LMB researchers share their science in Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough

More than 60 LMB researchers were involved in taking activities relating to cryo-EM, the origin of life, and worms out on the road for LifeLab and Big Biology Day
LifeLab
LifeLab returned for the second year of the project – this time with LMB scientists taking their research to Ely Cathedral and Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough,

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Michel Goedert receives the first Rainwater Prize for Outstanding Innovation in Neurodegenerative Research

The Rainwater Prize Program, the largest prize program for brain research based in Texas, US, has conferred its inaugural award to Michel Goedert. Michel, in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, received the Prize for establishing that the abnormal assembly of Tau protein is central to a large number of neurodegenerative diseases,

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Mariann Bienz: Fascinating flies – Drosophila and the molecular biology of development and disease

The third in our series of Group Leader profiles written by science writer and LMB alumna, Kathy Weston, is a profile of Mariann Bienz, a Group Leader in the LMB’s PNAC Division.
If one were asked to describe Mariann Bienz in one word,

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LMB raises £1,108 for cancer support and a children’s ambulance

For the fifth year in a row, LMB staff showed up on both sides of a long and vibrant line up of baked goodness in support of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning to fundraise for cancer support. This year, the LMB’s HR team,

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Kiyoshi Nagai (1949 – 2019)

Kiyoshi Nagai, Group Leader at the LMB and joint head of the Division of Structural Studies from 2001 to 2010, died on September 27th 2019 after a short illness.
Research begun by Kiyoshi at the LMB 30 years ago has recently culminated in a comprehensive understanding of how the spliceosome catalyses the fundamental process of gene splicing in eukaryotes.

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John Kendrew Lecture to be given by Brenda Schulman

Brenda Schulman will deliver the 2019 John Kendrew Lecture: ‘How a ubiquitin-like protein brings ubiquitylation to life’ on Thursday 3rd October at 10.30am in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre. The event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.

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