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Strengthening collaborations in Italy

EMBL and CNR have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen scientific cooperation. The agreement will foster collaborative projects and…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Lab Matters

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Issue #51 of Science in School now available

The latest issue of Science in School highlights the eight members of…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

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Welcome: Nicoletta Petridou

New group leader Nicoletta Petridou explains her fascination with the complexity of early embryo development, and how the interdisciplinary nature of…

By Edward Prior

Lab Matters

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Mirror, mirror

Scientists at EMBL Hamburg use specially designed mirrors to reflect and focus X-ray beams onto tiny crystals made of proteins or other biological…

By Dorota Badowska

Picture of the week

The SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 lineage

A note on the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, which has first been described in the U.K. and has spread to 57 countries. The note summarises…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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DKFZ and EMBL intensify cooperation

EMBL and the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg are increasing their already existing collaborations with a Memorandum of Understanding…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

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Monitoring dangerous bacteria in freshwater

Freshwater sports can cause waterborne infections, but real-time DNA sequencing could…

By Oana Stroe

Science

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Cell under attack

It’s almost a year since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, affecting all our lives. While the virus continues its grip on the…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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EMBL courses and conferences: learning lessons and looking ahead

EMBL has a packed schedule of courses and conferences for 2021, ready to go ahead virtually, regardless of limitations on physical…

By Edward Prior

Events

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Welcome: Timo Zimmermann

The EMBL Imaging Centre is scheduled to open in 2021 with Timo Zimmermann as Team Leader for advanced light microscopy technology development and…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

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Welcome: Olivier Duss

One of EMBL’s newest group leaders, Olivier Duss, will explore how RNA folds into functional structures and how it works with proteins to control a…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

An electron microscopy photo shows two bacterial cells surrounded by several white fibrils of the amphibian peptide.

Toadlet peptide transforms into a deadly weapon against bacteria

Researchers at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and EMBL Hamburg, in collaboration with scientists in Israel and Spain, have…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

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