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77% of the life science institutes are shut down. 57% of the asked scientists lost up to 6 months of work. 66% use the extra time for career development. 18% now take part in COVID-19 research. 30% have so far attended a virtual conference.

EMBL survey studies effects of COVID-19 pandemic on life scientists

Jan Korbel and Oliver Stegle have performed a survey of fellow life scientists to learn how the current crisis, with partial or complete institutional shutdowns, is affecting their work.…

By Mathias Jäger

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Life sciences open their doors for engineers

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory has secured 6.8 million Euros funding from the European Commission to launch a unique training programme. The ARISE Programme will train and develop Europe’s next generation leadership for research infrastructures in the life sciences.…

By Mathias Jäger

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EMBL group leader Georgia Rapti

Welcome: Georgia Rapti

The nervous system has fascinated Georgia Rapti ever since her first introduction to biology. Her research group in the Developmental Biology unit will focus on understanding the early biological events involved in the nervous system’s formation.…

By Cella Carr

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EMBL welcomes NetApp in its Corporate Partner Programme

EMBL welcomes NetApp, a leader in cloud data services empowering global organisations to change their world with data, as member of the Corporate Partnership Programme of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre.…

By Mathias Jäger

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Nordic EMBL Partnership awarded €210,000 funding

The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine has been awarded 210,000 euros. The funds will be used to train the next generation of specialists and research leaders in molecular medicine in the Nordic countries.…

By Mathias Jäger

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EMBL statement on Earth Day 2020

To address global challenges, we need to better understand life in the context of environmental change, says EMBL Director General Edith Heard…

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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

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Response to the resignation of ERC President Mauro Ferrari

EMBL Director General Edith Heard responds to the resignation of the President of the European Research Council (ERC)…

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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

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Portrait of Bastian Drees, Head of Library

Welcome: Bastian Drees

Bastian Drees is a biophysicist turned librarian, who joined EMBL in January as the new Head of Library. Here, he discusses the changing role of libraries and how they can help scientists organise and share their results.…

By Marius Bruer

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