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Marius Bruer

A biochemist and molecular biologist by training, Marius entered science communication upon completion of his PhD degree. Based in Heidelberg, one of Germany's hotspots of biomolecular and biomedical research, he now writes about the exciting science and related topics at EMBL.

marius.bruer@embl.de

Articles by Marius Bruer

Artistic rendering of an RNA-binding protein interacting with an RNA molecule.

Helping researchers identify host proteins used by coronavirus

EMBL scientists working in the groups of Matthias Hentze and Wolfgang Huber have created RBPbase – a database of RNA-binding proteins – to assist the identification of proteins that interact with the SARS-CoV-2 RNA genome.…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Key visual for the EMBO | EMBL symposium ‘The Four-Dimensional Genome’

EMBL hosts its first virtual conference

The virtual EMBO | EMBL symposium ‘The Four-Dimensional Genome’ brought together 470 participants. Here, Jürgen Deka, Head of External Scientific Training, discusses how he and his team overcame the organisational challenges.…

By Marius Bruer

Events

Portrait photo of Brendan Rouse, EMBL's Environmental Officer

Welcome: Brendan Rouse

Brendan Rouse came to Heidelberg in March as EMBL’s Environmental Officer, tasked with monitoring the organisation’s environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices. Here, he discusses his plans for the new role.…

By Marius Bruer

Lab Matters

Micropipette tips in a liquid-handling robot

Helping to scale up coronavirus testing

Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg are contributing their expertise in a community effort to develop large-scale testing methods for coronavirus. Their goal is to increase the capacity and speed of testing, which is crucial for containing the pandemic.…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Purified proteins on an SDS-polyacrylamide gel

Producing proteins for coronavirus research

The Protein Expression and Purification Core Facility at EMBL Heidelberg will produce proteins for several coronavirus-related research projects, to assist the development of new strategies to fight the virus.…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Map showing institutes involved with EMBL in Twinning projects

EMBL shares expertise with four European institutes

Three international teams involving EMBL Heidelberg have been granted funding from the European Commission for three Twinning projects with institutes in Portugal and the Czech Republic.…

By Marius Bruer

Lab Matters

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