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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 are arranged here like eyelashes. Cells surrounding an epidermal wound appear as the iris and pupil of this artistic eye.

By Mathias Jäger

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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 coordinated manner.

By Mathias Jäger

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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 characteristic DNA sequence.

By Mathias Jäger

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A row of ceiling windows

A bright view of the future

The image shows one of the four rows of roof lights above the atrium, which is the main public space of the Imaging Centre.

By Mathias Jäger

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The image shows a larva of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm. The body of the worm is shown in grey. Muscle strands are coloured in red. The muscles of one individual strand are highlighted in different, brighter colours.

Muscular worm larva

The image shows a larva of Platynereis dumerilii, a marine worm. The image here was produced by Constantin Pape, a visiting predoctoral fellow in the Kreshuk group at EMBL Heidelberg.

By Mathias Jäger

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The rainbow pride flag hanging in front of the Advanced Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg. Picture taken in summer 2020.

Pride at EMBL

EMBL brings together more than 1700 people from all over the world, from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds. This creates an environment in which there is constant exchange of both scientific knowledge and cultural heritage. While it seems obvious that EMBL, as an international…

By Mathias Jäger

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Beekeeper checking one of the hives near the Adacned Training Centre at EMBL Heidelberg.

Busy bees at the ATC

Local beekeeper Jörg Staffel has set up three bee colonies on the grass slope in front of the ATC building.

By Mathias Jäger

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Delicious science

Elisa Kreibich from EMBL’s Krebs group baked an EMBL cake for the farewell of Alexandra Martitz, the first master student in their lab.

By Fabian Oswald

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Composite image of fly larvae organs making up a flower

From fly to flower

In this composite image, visual artist Mona Kakanj assembled three different biological structures in fly larvae into a flower. The original images were taken as part of a research project by Parisa Kakanj in Maria Leptin’s group.

By Marius Bruer

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Mouse embryonic fibroblasts and their cell skeletons

Glow-in-the-dark cell skeletons

This image shows mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs), their cell skeletons (green) and nuclei (blue) under a confocal microscope, photographed by Julia Hansen in the lab of Matthieu Boulard at EMBL Rome.

By Marius Bruer

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