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CrystalDirect robot control software: signal from a video camera monitoring the laser working area within a microplate (centre), used to locate the aperture (green trace) and cutting shape (red line), and to select final position of pin tip relative to the crystal (red oval). IMAGE: Zander, U, et al.

Crystals in the beamlight

CrystalDirect, developed at EMBL, automates crystal preparation for X-ray…

By Isabelle Kling

Science

Revealing structure of nuclear pore’s inner ring

First detailed structural description of all the rings of nuclear…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Taking science to new dimensions

Alumna Angela Relogio tells us about her passion for science, communication and…

By Caroline Hadley

Alumni

Welcome: Hiroki Asari

Why does a cookie look different depending on how hungry you are? Neuroscientist Asari wants to find…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

The insights should improve therapies where T-cells (green and red) are modified to attack cancer cells (blue, center). IMAGE: NICHD/J. Lippincott-Schwartz

Designing gene therapy

Information on structure of molecule used for genome engineering yields increased…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Zernicka-Goetz lab, University of Cambridge

Foetus, or placenta?

Subtle genetic differences destine cells to placenta or animal, very early in embryo…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Science

Tuberculosis – caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis – is a potentially fatal contagious disease that can affect almost any part of the body but is mainly an infection of the lungs

Better tools for exploring TB protein structures

How an EMBL team is making and sharing tools to explore tuberculosis protein…

By Rosemary Wilson

Science

EMPIAR

Supporting the bioimaging revolution

Commentary in Nature Methods introduces the EMPIAR resource and gives glimpse of future…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Science

First complete, real-time recording of starfish egg cell eliminating centrioles shows it handles mature ‘mother’ centrioles (green) and immature ‘daughter’ centrioles (purple) differently.

Mothers and daughters

1st real-time video of starfish egg cell eliminating crucial structures, to ensure embryo…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Finding the way with X-Ray

New technique uses X-rays to find landmarks when combining fluorescence and electron…

By Giorgia Guglielmi

Science

Forgetting to learn

Neural mechanisms in mouse brains indicate that we actively forget as we…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

A new tool for single-cell genomics helps us better understand differences between T cell populations. [Illustration: Spencer Phillips, EMBL-EBI]

Immunology meets single-cell sequencing

TraCeR: new method for studying T cells opens up opportunities to explore immune…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Science

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