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Oliver Billker, Director of MIMS, is standing at the podium in front of a microphone. Behind him, a projected slide says “Welcome to Umeå University”.

The Nordic EMBL Partnership: supporting national research

The partnership between EMBL and four Nordic research institutions aims to stimulate scientific exchange and inspire scientific collaborations. This…

By Dorota Badowska

Events

A metal rack holding glass test tubes with yellow and red solutions in them.

Colourful test tubes

To study the effect of commonly used drugs on bacterial envelopes, EMBL scientists applied a biochemical assay using a colour reaction. The deeper…

By Marius Bruer

Picture of the week

Lots of different types of wild animals, shown in silhouette, on a background that gives the impression of a forest on fire.

Dinosaurs, dodos, and the future of life on Earth

EMBL’s 21st Science and Society Conference will address scientific and societal responses to mass extinctions. Ahead of his keynote speech,…

By Edward Prior

Events

Black and white electron microscope image of Anopheles mosquito gametes, looking much like feathery fern leaf stencils

A bloom of crystals

How does your crystal garden grow? EMBL's Electron Microscopy Core Facility was able to capture this garden of blooming crystals as they studied…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

Composite image of mouse cells and human cells showing different levels of luminescence, indicated as different colours.

Human and mouse cells run at different speeds

The internal clock that governs the development of embryos ticks slower for humans than for mice. Differences in the speed of biochemical reactions…

By Luca Tancredi Barone

Science

Colorful illustration conveys the balancing act women in science face, going between family and work responsibilities and wanting to succeed in both roles.

Indirect impacts of a pandemic on women in science

The EMBL conference that explored direct and indirect impacts from the current pandemic on women in science allowed for information and story sharing…

By Ivy Kupec

Events

Fluorescent microscopic image of fruit fly larva with tubular heart cells in gold and the remainder of image in magenta

Fruit fly with a heart of gold

Not just another pretty fruit fly. This magenta and golden drosophila larva is lit up with a fluorescent molecule to help researchers study heart…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

Two researchers at EMBL's state-of-the-art Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMCF). A female scientist is using a binocular microscope, a male scientist is standing next to her.

Level up!

ARISE fellowships to offer first-ever comprehensive training for bioscience infrastructure…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

Fighting cardiovascular disease with acne drug

Researchers have found the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy – a leading cause of heart failure – and identified a potential treatment for it: a…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

A network of tubes and cells in red and blue.

Not a galaxy far, far away

While this may seem like a nebula made up of interstellar clouds of dust and ionised gases, this image isn’t of a galaxy beyond the Milky…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

This image shows sections of the brain organoids that have been derived from pluripotent stem cells. The increasing use of organoids like this one be key to advancing personalised medicine.

Achieving personalised therapeutics

A decadal roadmap points the way to cell-based medicine for…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

Human silhouette showing internal organs including oesophagus and stomach. Circle with DNA bases A,T, C and G superimposed.

Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection

The Gerstung Group at EMBL-EBI and collaborators have developed a statistical model that analyses genomic data to predict whether a patient has a…

By Oana Stroe

Science

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