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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

Three images showing close-ups of different EMBL facilitites.

EMBL becomes newest Instruct Centre

EMBL’s sites in Grenoble, Hamburg, and Heidelberg form the newest Instruct Centre. The new centre offers users access to a broad range of…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

A metallic tool.

Homage to a vital tool

Structural biologists want to study proteins at the atomic level. The device shown in this Picture of the Week is essential for…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Cells in the holiday spirit

It is that time of year to get into the holiday spirit, prepare for some time at home and relax after a strange and stressful year. Even the cells in…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Stronger together

Gene activation requires the cooperative activity of multiple transcription factors. Until now, the mechanism used by these factors to coordinate…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Windowed façade reflecting leafless trees.

Clear views

With the external scaffolding removed, another step in the construction of the EMBL Imaging Centre is complete. Now we get a first glimpse of the…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Rainbow on a cloudy sky above technical buildings.

Rainbow over the Hanseatic city

Hamburg hosts one of EMBL’s six sites. The city is notorious for its windy and rainy weather. Lots of rain also means a high chance of beautiful…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Tube-like structures of a cell at sub-cellular level in red and grey.

Replication cycle of SARS-CoV-2 in 3D

Researchers have studied SARS-CoV-2 replication in cells and obtained detailed insights into the alterations induced in infected cells. This…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Car parking rooftop with a solar power plant under construction on it.

Solar power

Despite the cold autumn weather, workers are busy on the rooftop of the parking garage at EMBL Heidelberg. The 2176 m² rooftop is getting…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Green coloured brain cells next to a microfluidic network.

Understanding malaria

To help understand cerebral malaria the Bernabeu group has created in vitro engineered networks of human blood…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Rainbow above the EMBL building in Heidelberg, surrounded by woods.

Under the rainbow

On autumn days without Heidelberg’s characteristic fog, the woods present themself in beautiful colours. You may even capture a…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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

Picture of the week

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

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