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VACANCY: Cryo-EM research scientist (HM2017109)

A three year postdoctoral research scientist position is available for an outstanding electron microscopist with experience in cryo-electron microscopy and negative staining to manage and maintain the electron microscope (EM) at the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), and to apply cutting edge imaging technologies to investigate mechanisms in chromosome biology, to develop new technological capabilities and work together with leading research groups at the LMS.

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Closing date for applications is 27 July 2017.

VACANCY: Research associate in biochemistry (HM2017081)

A three year postdoctoral research associate position is available for an outstanding biochemist or molecular biologist to use cutting-edge biochemical approaches to investigate fundamental biological mechanisms in eukaryotic DNA replication with therapeutic potential.

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Closing date for applications is 24 July 2017.

Marta Barbon awarded a Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship

Marta Barbon awarded a Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) for successful and effective demonstration of teaching excellence and learning support within the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) scheme.  Congratulations Marta!

London research consortium for cryo-EM awarded £3 million

The London consortium for cryo-EM (LonCEM), of which the The DNA Replication Group is a founding member, awarded £3 million to establish a new, state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility at the Francis Crick Institute. The award is part of a larger £20 million investment by the Wellcome Trust in cryo-electron microscopy to support world-leading structural biologists across the United Kingdom.

New paper on MCM2-7 replicative helicase loading

Yuan, Z., Riera, A., Bai, L., Sun, J., Nandi, S., Spanos, C., Chen, Z. A., Barbon, M., Rappsilber, J., Stillman, B., Speck, C., Li, H. (2017). Structural basis of Mcm2–7 replicative helicase loading by ORC–Cdc6 and Cdt1. Nature Structure & Molecular Biology 24, 316-324.
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