November 2019 | EMBL

Choanocyte chamber of sponge, with neuroid cell

Neural pathways

Exploring the diverse routes by which EMBL scientists are driving forward neurobiology

By Cella Carr


EMBL makes insulin visible

The hormone insulin helps to remove sugar from the blood after a meal. This is important, as in the long term high blood sugar levels damage our bodies. Diabetes of type 1 or type 2 is a direct consequence of a failure to produce sufficient insulin or to release it from the cells in which […]

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

Phd student microscope

Careers after EMBL

For many students in the life sciences, finishing a PhD marks a professional crossroads

By Fabian Oswald

Lab Matters

Emma Colliver and Sampurna Mukherjee discuss science, PhD life and more at the EMBL–Crick PhD Symposium.

Science date: The Crick meets EMBL

Crick and EMBL PhDs talk science over coffee

By Oana Stroe


From cell to mouse – how tissues differentiate

Shedding light on the mechanisms that control the fate of embryonic cells

By Mehdi Khadraoui


The librarians in the Szilárd Library

Marking 40 years of the Szilárd Library

The Szilárd Library celebrates its 40th anniversary on 20 November 2019.

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

Formation of a brain

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Yet despite it being the organ that makes us conscious beings – and despite the fact that researchers have been studying it for generations – it’s still a constant source of surprise. To help lift the veil on some of its mystery, Lina Streich […]

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Cryo-ET and micropatterning

Photo-micropatterning advances structural cell biology

A new technique in cryo-EM

By Cella Carr


Fostering links with Montenegro

Two recent events have expanded EMBL’s collaboration with one of its newest member states

By Edward Dadswell


Fluorescence microscopy images of differentiated human hepatocytes

ATTRACT: funding innovation in imaging

EMBL is a collaborator in four of the projects funded in the first phase of ATTRACT.

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters


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