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Molecular structure of essential light chain protein in Plasmodium glideosome. The atoms connected by bonds are symbolised by short connected lines. They are surrounded by electrons – the electron density is depicted as shapes resembling clouds. Water molecules are visible in several places as red spots. The data used to create this 3D model were obtained using X-ray crystallography at Petra III beamline, at EMBL Hamburg.

How deadly parasites ‘glide’ into human cells

A group of scientists led by EMBL Hamburg’s Christian Löw provide insights into the molecular structure of proteins involved in the gliding…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

Edith Heard and Rosa Menéndez in front of the Spanish and the European flag, wearing face masks. Institute logos of EMBL and CSIC. Text: Memorandum of Understanding.

EMBL strengthens collaboration with Spanish research

On 9 October, EMBL and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for stronger…

By Luca Tancredi Barone

Lab Matters

Sea anemone polyp in side view showing two arms.

Crazy arms

Sea anemones are amazing creatures. Despite their plant-like appearance and their tendency to remain fixed in one spot, they are actually…

By Mathias Jäger

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Alvaro Crevenna, heads EMBL Rome’s Microscopy Facility. Credit: EMBL

Beyond the lens – microscopy at EMBL Rome

Research facilities play a crucial role in the advancement of science by supporting scientists with specialised expertise and state-of-the-art…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Lab Matters

Graphical representation of genome editing tool CRISPR in green and pink. Nobel prize medal on the right.

Powerful genome editing tool recognised by Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The genome editing tool CRISPR–Cas9 – which plays a critical role in EMBL’s research – was recognised by the Nobel Prize in…

By Ivy Kupec

Science

A series of images demonstrates the cell cycle trajectory, the first frame in each row shows a cell’s nucleus in grey. As it moves through its life cycle and enters new phases, markers change colour from red to green to pinpoint progression.

Deep learning captures cell cycle

Members of an EMBL-led research group with collaborators in Estonia and Russia have built and trained a deep learning model to better understand how…

By Ivy Kupec

Science

A filmstrip showing the healing process of a wound on cellular level.

Time heals all wounds

We’ve all had wounds at certain times in our lives. But they heal due to the self-repairing mechanisms in the…

By Mathias Jäger

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EMBL and Vilnius University logos on a background of genomic data

New partnership in Lithuania

On 8 September, EMBL and Vilnius University Life Sciences Center signed a framework agreement for the establishment of the VU LSC–EMBL Partnership…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Lab Matters

A group of people in an office are holding a videoconference. Some of the participants are wearing masks and gloves

Boosting the life sciences through alumni networks

EMBL’s network of alumni plays a vital role in advancing the life sciences globally. EMBL provides research, services, and infrastructure that help…

By Edward Prior

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