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Mathias Jäger

Mathias Jäger has a PhD in astronomy and a passion for science communication. This brought him from the macro to the microworld.

Articles by Mathias Jäger

EMBL Heidelberg's main building, the top of the façade lit up by sunlight.

Morning sun

Throwback to June 2014: While EMBL Heidelberg’s main entrance is still in the dark, the well-known EMBL logo is already lit by the morning…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Sea anemone polyp seen through a microscope, cell nuclei and muscles highlighted.

A multifunctional mouth

This image of a young Nematostella vectensis polyp shows two of the characteristic tentacles as well as the gaping mouth of the…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Man pouring water in a glass bottle to make coffee.

Green coffee at EMBL

The cafeteria at EMBL Heidelberg now offers espresso and cappuccino with a more intense flavour and which are produced in a ‘green’…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Pink blooming tree in front of functional building.

Italian Spring

EMBL’s site in Monterotondo has recently been blessed with blue skies and sunshine, leading to trees blooming early on…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

VAAM Research Award for Nassos Typas

Nassos Typas has received the German VAAM Research…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

Sleeping beauty

Like caterpillars turning into beautiful butterflies, fruit fly larvae have to go through metamorphosis to finish their development. However, despite…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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

Science

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

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

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

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