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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.

mathias.jaeger@embl.de

Articles by Mathias Jäger

Greyscale image of two sheep grazing.

Ecological lawn mowers

In 2012, EMBL used ecological lawn mowers to keep the grass short around the Advanced Training Centre at EMBL…

By Mathias Jäger

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Seeing evolution happening before your eyes

Researchers from EMBL Heidelberg have established an automated pipeline to create mutations in genomic enhancers, letting them watch evolution unfold…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Sea anemone polyp in side view showing two arms.

Crazy arms

Sea anemones are amazing creatures. Despite their plant-like appearance and their tendency to remain fixed in one spot, they are actually…

By Mathias Jäger

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A filmstrip showing the healing process of a wound on cellular level.

Time heals all wounds

We’ve all had wounds at certain times in our lives. But they heal due to the self-repairing mechanisms in the…

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Fighting cardiovascular disease with acne drug

Researchers have found the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy – a leading cause of heart failure – and identified a potential treatment for it: a…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

How to remove unwanted components from the cell nucleus

Researchers have uncovered how cells remove unwanted components from the nucleus following…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Four different evolutionary steps showing the formation and grow of tentacle arms.

Eat more to grow more arms…if you’re a sea anemone

An international group of researchers, led by scientists from EMBL Heidelberg, have discovered that the number of tentacle arms a sea anemone grows…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Four tree-like proteins in red, orange, blue and grey on a white membrane surface. The proteins are dotted with short green chains.

Flexible and protected – new findings on SARS-CoV-2 protein shed light on virus’s ability to infect cells

Researchers studied the spike protein on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. With its spikes, the virus binds to human cells and infects them. The…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Different parts of a fruit fly arranged into an artificial green eye.

The eye of science

This image is a composite of lateral pentascolopidial organs, a wing imaginal disc pouch, and an epithelial wound in a Drosophila larva. The organs…

By Mathias Jäger

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Logo of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems. Left: A chalkboard drawing of Europe. Right: the letters E L L I S in different colours.

Bridging artificial intelligence and the life sciences – launch of ELLIS Heidelberg

Researchers from all life science disciplines – from fundamental biological research to medical applications – generate immense datasets.…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

A long string of cells - red in the centre, yellow at the border.

Fish close-up

This group of cells represents an interesting example of organ formation where cells simultaneously move and change their shapes in a highly…

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Small dots. Some in bright yellow.

An ocean of droplets

Bacterial cells are embedded in microfluidic droplets in oil. The fluorescence indicates the presence of the targeted DNA strain with the help of a…

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