The primary goal of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is to understand biological processes at the molecular level, with the ultimate aim of using this knowledge to tackle specific problems in human health and disease.
The LMB is one of the birthplaces of modern molecular biology. Many techniques were pioneered at the laboratory, most notably the sequencing of DNA. Over the years, the work of LMB scientists has attracted 9 Nobel prizes shared amongst 13 LMB scientists, as well as numerous other prizes and scientific awards.
The LMB provides an unsurpassed environment for both young and established researchers. Scientists are drawn to the LMB from all over the world, thus creating a lively and international community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation.