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New MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB)

Work is now complete on a stunning new building for the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). The entire project cost in excess of £200 million, paid for in part from the royalties derived from antibody-related work at the LMB. The total usable area is approximately 27,000m2 of fully air-conditioned space on three main floors. The building is designed to house 440 scientists. Of these, 40 will be in a module occupied by the University of Cambridge which will be populated with groups whose interests complement those of the LMB. Another module will be reserved for temporary initiatives, in particular to support translational work. The remaining 360 represent about a 10% increase over current LMB numbers.















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