Benjamin Falcon, a postdoctoral researcher in Michel Goedert’s group in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology's (LMB’s) Neurobiology Division, has been awarded the inaugural Alzheimer’s Research UK Rising Star Award in recognition of his significant contribution to biomedical dementia research as an early career researcher.
A new drug discovery system allows scientists to specifically target members of an important family of enzymes, called phosphatases, which were previously considered mostly “undruggable”.
Greg Jefferis, group leader in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, has been awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture 2018 in recognition of his discoveries concerning the developmental and functional logic of sensory information processing.
Dr Richard Henderson, Molecular Biologist and Biophysicist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), was made a Companion of Honour in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to electron microscopy of biological molecules.
Michel Goedert from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division has been awarded the 2018 Brain Prize. Michel shares the award with fellow neuroscientists Bart De Strooper, Christian Haass and John Hardy “for their groundbreaking research on the genetic and molecular basis of Alzheimer’s disease”.
A new technique, called ‘Trim-Away’, directly and quickly depletes proteins from any cell type in culture. As Trim-Away can also distinguish between different variants of the same protein, it opens up new opportunities to understand the role of proteins in disease, say the scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge and the Max Planck…
Richard Henderson from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Richard shares the honour jointly with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution”.