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Iris Kruijen

Iris Kruijen is a science enthusiast and the Engagement team lead and Press Officer at EMBL.

iris.kruijen@embl.de

Articles by Iris Kruijen

Studying the molecular features of ageing in human blood stem cells showed that as blood stem cells age, their sugar metabolism increases. IMAGE: Campbell Medical Illustration

Ageing is visible in the way cells use glucose

Researchers from EMBL and Heidelberg University unveil the molecular mechanisms of…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

IMAGE: Manon Boschard

X-rays reveal surprising shape of scaffolding protein

X-ray experiments show that scaffolding protein PDZK1 has a L-shaped…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

A dynamic protein atlas of a human cell. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik/EMBL

First interactive model of human cell division

Real-time tracking of proteins during mitosis is now possible using a 4D computer…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Global warfare between bacteria and fungi in soil. IMAGE: Hildebrand/Krolik in collaboration with Campbell Medical Illustration/EMBL

Understanding soil through its microbiome

First global survey of soil genomics reveals a war between fungi and…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Artistic 3D rendering of the dual spindle in the mammalian zygote. IMAGE: Cartasiova, Hossain, Reichmann, Ellenberg/EMBL

Parental chromosomes kept apart during first division

Mammalian life begins differently than we…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik, EMBL

Maternal bacteria persistent in newborns

Scientists show how bacteria and other microorganisms are passed on from mother to…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

E. coli bacteria colored in heat gradient. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL

Melting bacteria to decipher antibiotic resistance

EMBL scientists investigate how bacteria melt to study their reaction to…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Mutations at the amino acid shown in orange (isoleucine 38) lead to reduced susceptibility to the drug. IMAGE - Stephen Cusack, EMBL

Flu’s response to new drug explored

EMBL scientists investigate how influenza virus responds to new drug…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Three examples of the tissue shapes the team created. The black and white square, circle and triangle on the left correspond to the cells that were illuminated. On the right, three fruit fly embryos are shown in cyan, magenta and yellow, demonstrating how the illuminated cells folded inwards after the light-activation. IMAGE: Stefano De Renzis, EMBL

Constructing new tissue shapes with light

EMBL researchers guide the shape of cells and tissues with…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Intermediate detection in capsid formation of the lumazine synthase enzyme. CREDIT: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL

Reconstructing 3D shapes from unmeasurable data

Scientists at EMBL Hamburg determine shapes of intermediate states in dynamic biological…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

MRI image of a medulloblastoma

New risk factors for rare childhood cancer

Researchers identify genes that can cause brain tumours in children and other cancers later in…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

New Platform Transforms CRISPR Gene Editor Into Precision Tool. IMAGE: Irvine/NIST

CRISPR: from clipping scissors to word processor

New platform transforms CRISPR gene editor into precision…

By Iris Kruijen

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