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The LMB is delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly Nguyen as a Group Leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division. She will take up her post in August 2019. Kelly will be working on the mechanism of telomere maintenance. Telomeres are located at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes and play essential roles in maintaining genome stability by protecting the genome against erosion and inter-chromosomal fusion.
Garib Murshudov, a group leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, and Lalita Ramakrishnan, a group leader in the University of Cambridge Molecular Immunity Unit at the LMB, have been newly elected as members of EMBO.
Founded in 1964 to promote molecular biology in Europe,
M. Madan Babu, a Group Leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been awarded the EMBO Gold Medal for his “fundamental contributions to the field of computational molecular biology”. Madan shares the prize with Paola Picotti at ETH Zurich.
The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded annually to scientists under 40 for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe.
Michael Rossmann, Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University and former scientific staff at the LMB, where he worked with Max Perutz on the structure of haemoglobin, has died on 14th May 2019 at the age of 88.
Menna Clatworthy, a Group Leader in the University of Cambridge Molecular Immunity Unit based at the LMB, has won a prestigious EFIS-IL (European Federation of Immunological Societies-Immunology Letters) Lecture Award, having been described by the nominating body as “a true clinician scientist of the 21st century –
Felix Randow, a group leader in the LMB’s PNAC Division, has been elected into the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Academy represents the diversity of medical science, with Fellows drawn from a range of professions, including laboratory science,
Claudia Bonfio, a postdoctoral researcher in John Sutherland’s group in the LMB’s PNAC Division, has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 2019 Dalton Emerging Researcher Award for her “development of chemistry to investigate the chemical roots of iron-sulfur dependent metabolism”.
Ana Casañal, a postdoctoral researcher in Lori Passmore’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, is one of two recipients of the FEBS Anniversary Prizes 2019.
The FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) Anniversary Prizes of the Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM;
Staff at the LMB have raised £226.77 for Marie Curie as part of “The Great Daffodil Appeal”. Freda Chapman, from the LMB’s Domestic Services team, led the collecting in her role as the “Face of East England” for Marie Curie’s campaign.
Sydney Brenner, Director of the LMB from 1979 to 1986 and 2002 Nobel Laureate, died on Friday 5th April 2019, aged 92. From the 1950s, Sydney was at the forefront of many developments in molecular biology, in particular in molecular genetics,