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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Ensuring that EMBL leads by example as a fair, diverse and inclusive workplace

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Is science only for the rich?

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Considering socioeconomic background in science *The authors do not identify as coming from lower SEB, but find this an important topic to draw attention to.  Socioeconomic background (SEB) is often an overlooked demographic (read more here, from where we borrowed the title), yet it…


Stories from the reverse complement

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There are some stories we are all familiar with, usually because we grew up inside them. There are two types of children: boys and girls. After some awkward in-between phase, they become men and women respectively, every one of them through some lucky happenstance finds a single counterpart in the…



Stop looking for happiness at work

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Allow me to begin by explaining what I mean by ‘happiness’. It is a state of deep serenity and fulfilment, which I like to borrow from Matthieu Ricard’s concept of happiness and wellbeing. It is not to be confused with momentary sensations of joy induced by pleasurable experiences. Why do I…


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