The newly installed solar array at EMBL's site in Heidelberg. In the foreground are rows of solar panels, with the ATC building shown behind.

The European Climate Pact: EMBL plays its part

EMBL's Environmental Officer Brendan Rouse explains more about his role as a European Climate Pact…

By Edward Prior

Lab Matters

Woman with long brown hair stands in front of snow scene with arms crossed in front of her.

Welcome: Sinem Saka

As one of EMBL’s newest group leaders, Sinem Saka will combine multiple technologies, such as microscopy and single-cell omics, to solve biological…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

World map showing the origin of 32 diverse genome samples

Human genomes provide new reference for global genetic diversity

A collaboration including EMBL scientists has created the most diverse set of reference human genomes ever…

By Mathias Jäger


Two women's portraits are in circles on a greenish background

Reflecting on allyship as women in science

Being a woman in science takes allies, not just great science. Here, EMBL’s L’Oréal–UNESCO Fellows talk about support…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

Greyscale image of a cell with its internal components visible

Seeing through a cell

Liang Xue used cryo-electron tomography to capture this detailed image of a Mycoplasma pneumoniae…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Feldberg Prize for Anne Ephrussi

Anne Ephrussi has been awarded the German Feldberg Prize 2022 in recognition of her outstanding…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

A scientist (only their hand is visible) inserting a 96-well plate into a sample dispensing device in the Sample Preparation and Characterisation Facility in Hamburg.

SPC Facility in Hamburg supports a new pan-European consortium

The Sample Preparation and Characterisation (SPC) Facility at EMBL Hamburg is one of the founding members of the Molecular-Scale Biophysics Research…

By Dorota Badowska

Lab Matters

New group leader Gautam Dey looks smiling towards the camera,

Welcome to EMBL: Gautam Dey

Gautam Dey is fascinated by the evolutionary origins of the nucleus, and is looking forward to making the most of EMBL's…

By Edward Prior

Lab Matters

Phages invading gut bacteria.

The thousands of viruses living in your gut

Scientists identify more than 140 000 virus species in the human gut; more than half have never been seen…

By Oana Stroe


Janet Thornton

Allyship and support: an interview with Janet Thornton

Professor Dame Janet Thornton discusses work–life balance, the support she has received during her career, and how organisations can help staff…

By Vicky Hatch

Lab Matters

Illustration of a pink capsule passing through a grey pore in a yellow membrane.

A new piece of the HIV infection puzzle explored

Researchers from EMBL and Heidelberg University Hospital combine high-resolution imaging to observe the infection process in cell nuclei, opening the…

By Guest author(s)


Microscopy images of coronavirus-infected cells in blue and red, arranged on a clockface. Illustrations of virus particles.

Finding coronavirus’s helper proteins

A team of EMBL scientists and colleagues have analysed how the novel coronavirus affects proteins in human cells. They identified several human…

By Marius Bruer



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