Laboratory of Molecular Biology
The new building of the LMB viewed from the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway bridge in June 2013
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The Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a research institute in Cambridge, England. It was involved in the revolution in molecular biology which occurred in the 1950–60s. It is a major medical research laboratory with a broad focus.
A new £212m replacement building constructed close by to the original site on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was opened in May 2013. The road outside the new building is named Francis Crick Avenue after the 1962 joint Nobel Prize winner, who co-discovered the helical structure of DNA in 1953.
- Frederick Sanger 1958 & 1980 (1980 was shared with Paul Berg and Walter Gilbert)
- John Kendrew 1962 (shared with Max Perutz)
- Max Perutz 1962 (shared with John Kendrew)
- Francis Crick 1962 (shared with Maurice Wilkins and Jim Watson)
- Jim Watson 1962 (shared with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins)
- Aaron Klug 1982
- César Milstein 1984 (shared with Georges Köhler and Niels Jerne)
- Georges Köhler 1984 (shared with César Milstein and Niels Jerne)
- John Walker 1997 (shared with Paul D. Boyer and Jens Christian Skou)
- Sydney Brenner 2002 (shared with Robert Horvitz and John Sulston)
- Robert Horvitz 2002 (shared with Sydney Brenner and John Sulston)
- John Sulston 2002 (shared with Sydney Brenner and Robert Horvitz)
- Venkatraman Ramakrishnan 2009 (shared with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath)
- Richard Henderson 2017 (shared with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank)
Visitors who received a Nobel prize for work done, or started at the LMB and alumni include:
- Sidney Altman 1989 (shared with Thomas R. Cech)
- Richard J. Roberts 1993 (shared with Phillip Allen Sharp)
- Michael Smith 1993
- Roger Kornberg 2006
- Andrew Fire 2006 (shared with Craig C. Mello)
- Elizabeth Blackburn 2009 (shared it with Carol W. Greider and Jack W. Szostak)
- Thomas A. Steitz 2009 (shared with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Ada E. Yonath)
- Marty Chalfie 2008 (along with Osamu Shimomura and Roger Y. Tsien)
- John Gurdon 2012 (along with Shinya Yamanaka)
- Michael Levitt 2013 (along with Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel)
- Martin Karplus 2013 (along with Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel)
- Arieh Warshel 2013 (along with Martin Karplus and Michael Levitt)
References[change | change source]
- Raper, V. (2011). "A Nobel Prize-Winning Culture". Science. doi:10.1126/science.caredit.a1100063.
- "Her Majesty the Queen opens the new MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology". Cambridge University. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
- Rich, Alexander; Stevens, Charles F. (2004). "Obituary: Francis Crick (1916–2004)". Nature. 430 (7002): 845–7. Bibcode:2004Natur.430..845R. doi:10.1038/430845a. PMID 15318208.
- John Finch; 'A Nobel Fellow On Every Floor', Medical Research Council 2008, 381 pp, ISBN 978-1-84046-940-0; this book is all about the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge.
- LMB Archives
- The Nobel Laureates of the LMB