Yanlan Mao awarded 2021 RMS Life Sciences Medal
Yanlan Mao has been awarded the 2021 Royal Microscopical Society Life Sciences Medal, in recognition of her contribution to our understanding of how cells and tissues are shaped and organised during the developmental process.
Greeners Team win GOLD in 2020 UCL Sustainability Awards
Congratulations to the Greeners Team, for their continuining outstanding effort in promoting sustainability and environmental awareness at the LMCB.
New publication in Nature Communications for de Bruin lab
In order for a cell to proliferate with ﬁdelity, it must cycle through two non-overlapping events - replication of the genomic DNA during S phase and the segregation of the duplicated DNA into two genetically identical daughter cells during M phase. DNA replication is tightly regulated during S-phase. S-phase length is determined by DNA synthesis rate, but what controls or limits the DNA replic
New publication in Molecular Biology of the Cell for Pichaud Lab
The shape of cells determines the shape and function of organs. However, how cell shape is controlled is not well understood.
New publication in Current Biology for Baum and Henriques labs
Why try to image live cell divisions in the hyperthermophile Sulfolobus at 75°C? There are several reasons for wanting to do so. First, many cell biological processes previously thought to be unique to eukaryotes are present in a simplified form in TACK archaea (which include the archaeon Sulfolobus) – making this an excellent system in which to study how they work. This includes ESCRT-III and
New publication in Molecular Biology of the Cell for Baum Lab
The ability of cells to divide along their longitudinal axis is thought to play a key role in maintaining epithelial tissue homeostasis. In a new publication in Molecular Biology of the Cell, Lam and colleagues find that in elongated cells, the ability for mitotic spindles to rotate to their correct orientation is dependent o
Natalie Kirkland on her recent publication in Current Biology
In a recent publication in Current Biology, the Mao Lab and colleagues investigated how changes in tissue architecture during growth influence mitotic nuclear migration. We've asked Natalie Kirkland to tell us about the research.
MRC LMCB renews Athena SWAN Gold Award
We are delighted to announce Athena SWAN has renewed our Gold Award, in recognition of our ongoing commitment to advancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are the first department at UCL to renew a Gold Award and one of only 3 departments nationwide to be awarded Gold in this round of applications.