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An assembly of proteins in an enzyme, presented in a cartoon style.

Cellular modern art

This week's Picture of the Week, which could also be a masterpiece of modern art, shows the enzyme RNA polymerase III, an assembly of 17 individual…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Logos of EMBL and the EMBRC.

Understanding Earth’s oceans together

EMBL and EMBRC have signed a memorandum of understanding for increased scientific…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

Maria-Theresa Licka holding a smartphone displaying an app she developed. Vineyards, houses and hills in the background.

Coding between the vines

EMBL Teen Maria-Theresa Licka shares how female scientists guided & inspired her to develop an app to ID vine…

By Ivy Kupec

Alumni,Lab Matters

An artistic representation of how bioinformatics allows study of the SARS-CoV-2 infection process. On the left, coronaviruses are approaching a human face contour. On the right, protein structures and a network of connections represent bioinformatic analysis.

Protein sequences provide clues to how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells

Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have identified sequences in human proteins that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells. They have discovered…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

Roshni Mooneeram, EMBL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, strikes the #ChooseToChallenge pose with her hand high, pledging to call out bias and actively question stereotypes.

Opinion: Allyship and Women in Science

Roshni Mooneeram discusses what Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is to her, and what the meaning of allyship…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Crystal cubes seen through a microscope

Purity, beauty, and perfection

The regular structures of crystals are a source of inspiration and fascination to us humans. While the crystals in this picture were not grown in…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Illustration of a laboratory flask to the left of a microscope against an orange/grey background with a zoomed-in cut-out of the microscope view, which is colourful molecules.

A better look at a human RNA polymerase

New EMBL research shows where & to what degree a component of cellular machinery known as RNA Pol III is mutated and becomes…

By Ivy Kupec

Science

Artistic representation of the structure of the three proteins forming Integrator’s catalytic core.

At the core of the Integrator complex

A new paper from the Galej group at EMBL Grenoble describes the structure of key parts of the Integrator complex, involved in gene…

By Mylène André

Science

Illustration showing open padlock to symbolise opening up SARS-CoV-2 data

Show your support for open COVID-19 data

Open letter galvanises life science community in support of open COVID-19…

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage in UK

Insights into the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage

A new lineage of coronavirus was first identified in the UK, but why is it spreading much more rapidly within the…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

A bacterial cell with the parts needed for information flow from DNA to messenger RNA to protein highlighted in different colours.

The central dogma of molecular biology

This colourful image shows biological information flow in action: It’s a supramolecular assembly of DNA, RNA and proteins, observed directly inside…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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