March 2020 | EMBL

Portrait of Bastian Drees, Head of Library

Welcome: Bastian Drees

Bastian Drees is a biophysicist turned librarian, who joined EMBL in January as the new Head of Library. Here, he discusses the changing role of libraries and how they can help scientists organise and share their results.

By Marius Bruer

Lab Matters

Artistic life sciences

Paola Bertucci, from the Arendt Group at EMBL Heidelberg, studies the evolution of Platynereis dumerilii – a species of annelid polychaete worm.

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

COVID-19 data sharing EMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI leads International collaboration to share COVID-19 research data

EMBL-EBI set to launch European COVID-19 Data Platform to help store, share, and analyse research data linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Vicky Hatch


coronavirus keyvisual

EMBL’s response to the coronavirus outbreak

EMBL is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our staff and visitors.

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Springtime in Heidelberg

The iconic ATC – celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year – reflects the blue sky, the clouds and the rays of the Sun.

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Photo of recording equipment.

The history of EMBL in many voices

Stories from EMBL’s past are captured via the EMBL Archive’s Oral Histories programme

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

EMBL Alumni Award winners

2020 EMBL Alumni Award winners announced

Committee recognises outstanding contributions of EMBL alumni to science journalism and genome editing

By Marius Bruer


Wrapped in purple

The medaka shown in this Picture of the Week was captured by Eva Hasel, a postdoc in the Leptin group at EMBL Heidelberg.

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Leukaemia stem cells are located in a patient’s bone marrow (shown here in blue) in the so-called stem cell niche. The green structure is the bone itself. Credit: Dr. Raphael Lutz, Haas Lab

€2.45 m to investigate leukaemia causes and therapies

The Heidelberg-based LeukoSyStem consortium investigates leukaemia stem cells in acute myeloid leukaemia. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research financially supports this collaboration between Heidelberg University Hospital, HI-STEM gGmbH, the German Cancer Research Center and EMBL.

By Mathias Jäger



Science for all: the origins of Native Scientist

How Joana Moscoso bridges the gap between science and society

By Mehdi Khadraoui



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