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Edward Dadswell

Edward Dadswell has master’s degrees in physics and creative writing, and an endless fascination with biology. Having smashed all three together at high energy, he now leads the content team at EMBL.

edward.dadswell@embl.de

Articles by Edward Dadswell

A collage of portrait photos of Jessica Vamathevan, Jan Korbel, and Nassos Typas.

Changes in senior roles at EMBL

Three changes in senior staff positions have been confirmed at EMBL today. Jessica Vamathevan becomes Head of Strategy, Jan Korbel becomes Head of…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

Edith Heard wins L’Oréal–UNESCO Award

EMBL Director General recognised alongside four other exceptional women in the life…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

Chan Zuckerberg grant for Global BioImaging

New grant will increase collaboration between imaging centres and fuel scientific…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

Fostering links with Montenegro

Two recent events have expanded EMBL’s collaboration with one of its newest member…

By Edward Dadswell

Events

Edith Heard and Jean-Eric Paquet

Diverse and united: Science in Europe

Edith Heard and Jean-Eric Paquet discuss the future of European…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

Edith and Iain in conversation

The current and previous Directors General discuss what it means to lead an organisation like…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

Stephan Schiffels is a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany. PHOTO: MPI-SHH

Reconstructing the human past

What genetics can tell us about the structure of ancient human…

By Edward Dadswell

Events

Looking for life using geobiology

Meet the organisers of EMBO’s first course on molecular…

By Edward Dadswell

Events

Robbert Dijkgraaf, director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, US

The usefulness of useless knowledge

Theoretical physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf discusses the importance of curiosity-based…

By Edward Dadswell

Events

As a cell prepares to divide, the chromosomes (shown here in pink) condense, becoming more tightly coiled and easier to observe under the microscope. The faint structure in the centre is a cell nucleus in which the chromosomes are in their usual decondensed state.

Exploring genetic variation

EMBL group leader Jan Korbel reflects on his scientific origins and current…

By Edward Dadswell

Science

In this representation of influenza polymerase, a molecule (white) that strongly inhibits the enzyme’s activity is shown bound to the region of the enzyme (red) that usually binds the cap section of mRNA. IMAGE: EMBL/Cusack Group

Futures: Unravelling influenza

ERC grantee Stephen Cusack shares his vision for the next ten…

By Edward Dadswell

Science

Lab manager Anna Cyrklaff takes a tray of fly specimens to be transferred into new vials

Behind the scenes in the Fly Room

Curious about what goes on in EMBL’s Fly Room? Prepare to be a fly on the…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

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