Melina Schuh has received an EMBO Gold Medal for outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe.

Melina Schuh receives EMBO Gold Medal

EMBL alumna Melina Schuh recognised for excellence in science

By Guest author(s)


EMBL alumna Elisa Izaurralde.

Obituary: Elisa Izaurralde

Elisa Izaurralde, EMBL alumna, has passed away

By Guest author(s)


Mark Green retires after 20 years at EMBL.

20 years of building teams and sites

Mark Green, EMBL-EBI’s Head of Administration reflects on his time at the institute

By Emma Steer


HiGlass (http://higlass.io) is an exploratory visualization tool for genomic data developed by Nils Gehlenborg and his team that provides analysts with a flexible interface to explore genomic and epigenomic data, including genome wide interactions, across multiple scales. IMAGE: Nils Gehlenborg

Kendrew and Philipson Awards Winners 2018

EMBL recognises the outstanding work of alumni with the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards

By Berta Carreño


Jacques Dubochet holding his Nobel medal during Nobel week. PHOTO: Alexander Mahmoud ©Nobel Media AB 2017

Jacques Dubochet donates Nobel medal to EMBL

“In testimony of my great thankfulness”

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Former fellows of EMBL’s International PhD Programme reunited at EMBL in Heidelberg on 23 September, two decades after finishing their PhDs. They toured the lab and reminisced about past times. From left to right: Marko Hyvönen (now at the University of Cambridge), Anders Isaksson (Uppsala University), Isabel Palacios (University of Cambridge), Christian Engel (Sanofi-Aventis), Gaetano Vitale (University of Udine), Morten Grøtli (Gothenburg University), Elena Baraldi (University of Bologna), and Medard Hein Tseong Ng (University of Virginia).

EMBL PhD students reunite 20 years on

Among refurbished labs, alumni relive memories and find traces of their time at EMBL

By Berta Carreño


Philipp Keller’s work imaged the early development of a zebrafish embryo using light sheet microscopy

A physical revolution

EMBL physicist-turned-biologist alumni win 2017 Kendrew and Phillipson awards

By Guest author(s)


Alasdair McDowall (left), an EMBL research technician 1978-1987, and Jacques Dubochet (right), EMBL group leader 1978-1987, together in Heidelberg

Alasdair McDowall’s slow road to flash freezing

How a research technician with a master’s degree contributed to Nobel Prize-winning work

By Sarah B. Puschmann


Floating approximately 400 km above the Earth, the International Space Station provides a platform for scientific research in space.

Science in space

EMBL alumna Sigrid Reinsch trained as a cell biologist – now she helps run experiments in space

By Edward Dadswell


Fotis was EMBL's third Director-General. PHOTO: EMBL

Obituary: Fotis Kafatos

Former EMBL Director General Fotis Kafatos passes away

By Guest author(s)


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