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EMBL Communications

Informing, inspiring, and engaging society with EMBL’s research, services and training

As a publicly funded organisation, EMBL has both a responsibility and an interest to feed back on its work by communicating its innovative research programmes and cutting-edge science, and bringing the questions, concerns and responses of the public to the laboratory.


Tabea Rauscher

The power of the ‘one EMBL’ unified brand

What is the purpose of EMBL’s corporate design, our brand strategy, and the principles that make EMBL a design leader? In the contemporary world, digital landscapes dominate and visual identity plays a pivotal role in an organisation’s identity. A comprehensive and cohesive corporate design…

Szymon Kasprzyk

EMBL’s new centralized training catalogue

The newly developed training catalogue is a game-changer for EMBL staff and fellows, centralizing all internal training opportunities into a single, easily accessible platform. Previously, there was no unified location where staff and fellows could get a comprehensive overview of available…

Ken Hawkins

EMBL.org: Putting our best footer forward

In partnership with colleagues from across EMBL and EMBL-EBI we have created and implemented this first in a range of subtle — but broad — improvements to support the footer and navigation across One EMBL.org.

Marius Bruer Illustration of elderly male scientist, bright green jellyfish in the background.

Osamu Shimomura

Difficult times couldn't stop Osamu Shimomura from embarking on a successful research career. Grasping opportunities as they arose, he would later discover Green Fluorescent Protein – which has become an indispensable tool in labs around the world today.

Marius Bruer

Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini's path to becoming a researcher was all but a smooth one. But with passion, persistence, and creativity, Rita overcame the obstacles life presented to her and embarked on a journey to study the secrets of the nervous system.

Marius Bruer Portrait illustration of geneticist Barbara McClintock, maize crops and DNA molecule in the background.

Barbara McClintock

When genetics was still a niche discipline, American biologist Barbara McClintock set out to study genes and chromosomes in maize. Her experiments revealed that chromosomes are not at all unchangeable, fixed entities.