CD Hood Commercial builders in Cambridge were interested to see that the new £212 million research building is due to open its doors this spring to one of the most successful centres in the world, the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB).
Around 600 scientists and support staff are preparing to make the move into this building, which has been designed by architects in the shape of a Chromosome ‘X’. The LMB have won nine Nobel prizes, and various other scientific prizes over the past few years.
New research led by Leo James and Will McEwan from the LMB’s PNAC Division, has uncovered a previously unrecognised mechanism of intracellular pathogen detection which may provide a deeper understanding of how antibodies help fight disease and lead to the design of better vaccines and gene therapies.
The LMB scientists have set out to tackle long-term research problems, and they feel that the new building will enable them to develop new things that they have not already considered. The conception and building has taken over 10 years. The building boasts some interesting design concepts, including external sculptured towers which can carry vibrations and noise away from the laboratories, which contain very sensitive equipment. The building has also been designed so that maintenance can be carried out without disturbing the labs, and the design will allow for changes to be made easily to the layout of the laboratories.
One of the wings of the new building has been dedicated to Cambridge University researchers. It is hoped that the new building will offer first-class facilities to some of the World’s leading scientists, to help make discoveries in nerve degeneration, immunity and synthetic biology, which could be vital to Worldwide Health.
Our scientists tackle difficult, long-term research problems. At the same time they are encouraged to exploit their discoveries – through patents, licensing and business start-ups – helping to advance medical research and improve the UK’s economic competitiveness. If you would like to find out more about their research projects, then please follow this link http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/
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