Best Practice for Supporting Women in Science 2016

Leading the way for gender equality

Award acknowledges leadership in gender equality on the Wellcome Genome…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters

PHOTO: Pixabay (CC0 Public Domain)

Childcare at EMBL events

EMBL PlayLab now available at 22 conferences hosted in…

By Julie Heinecke


During cell division, DNA (purple) must be correctly grouped and divided between daughter cells. IMAGE: Nasser Rusan, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A cohesive structure

Structural insights into how cohesin keeps DNA together during the cell…

By Rosemary Wilson


Colorised scanning electron micrograph of red blood cell infected with malaria parasites (blue); uninfected cells with a smooth red surface. IMAGE: (CC BY 2.0)

Mapping malaria

First detailed atlas of start points for genes expression in malaria-causing…

By Dan Jones


After over a decade as EMBL Director-General, Iain Mattaj is approaching the end of his mandate. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Udo Ringeisen

The search for EMBL’s next Director-General

Iain Mattaj talks about the search for his…

By Chloe Cross

Lab Matters

HPN-DREAM breast cancer network inference challenge

DREAM shadows: chasing down disease networks

“It’s a bit like drawing a picture of an intricate object just by looking at its shadow on the…

By Mary Todd Bergman


The stem cell equivalent of an anti-wrinkle cream advert. Credit: EMBL/Hanna Sladitschek

Forever young

How stem cells resist…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Cells formed circles where blinking happened in a wave, rolling outwards from the centre. IMAGE: EMBL/C.Tsiairis

In sync

What do cells in an embryo have in common with schools of fish, swarms of fireflies, and applauding…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


The 3D structure shows how two transcription factors influence one another’s binding to a specific stretch of DNA – an interaction that is crucial for a heart to develop healthily. IMAGE: EMBL/C.Müller

True Love

How transcription factors interact to create a…

By Guest author(s)


Report on the value and impact of EMBL-EBI underscores profound utility of open data

What is the value of open data?

Independent analysis of EMBL-EBI underscores the value and impact of open data in the life…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters

Plankton plays an important role in sequestering carbon in the ocean. IMAGE: Christian Sardet/Tara Océans/CNRS Photothèque

The carbon hijacking network

Plankton network linked to ocean's biological carbon pump…

By Guest author(s)


Biogen joins the CTTV

Biogen joins CTTV

Pioneering target validation collaboration expands to accelerate drug discovery…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters


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