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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

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colourful abstract photo with brilliant yellow-green streaks interspersed with shiny pink yellow and blue dots randomly displayed in photo

It’s like a party in your brain

Fluorescent dyes light up a cellular community of neurons and brain immune cells (microglia), which were derived from stem…

By Ivy Kupec

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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

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Snowy mountains behind functional buildings. The Moon is up in the sky.

First powder over EMBL Grenoble

The first snowflakes have fallen on the Vercors Mountains, right behind the EMBL Grenoble building, and an almost full moon is showing up during a…

By Mylène André

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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

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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

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Red loops on a black background are dotted with bright red flecks and pale blue ovals as part of a confocal microscope image of bone marrow cells.

A loopy baseline

Studying cancers means also knowing what healthy cells look like. In this case, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) from healthy bone marrow are a bit…

By Ivy Kupec

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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

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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

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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

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Microscopic image of a cell, nucleus visible in bright green, cell membrane stained with a purple dye against black background.

Party at the nucleus?

The nucleus of this cell fluoresces in bright green thanks to GFP-labelled nucleoporin proteins. EMBL scientists use engineered nucleoporins as 3D…

By Ivy Kupec

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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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