Blog roundup: September

Paths and path-finding – from the poetic to the practical – were a common theme among blog posts from EMBL staff and services this September.

A daily walk through the ever-changing DESY campus inspired one blog post. PHOTO: EMBL/Photolab

My walk to work >

Rosemary Wilson is inspired by her daily journey through the ever-changing landscape of the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) campus in Hamburg.

Will we ever win the race against viruses? >

Amid fears of a global Ebola epidemic, the challenges of anti-viral drug development make a timely topic for Kanchan Anand’s guest post on the ELLS blog.

SureChEMBL available now >

There’s a new home for SureChem, a once commercially restricted chemistry patent system. The ChEMBL team has opened the door, and beckons you in.

A cheat’s guide to histone modifications >

A lunchtime lament prompts Ewan Birney to publish a useful and up-to-date guide to help navigate this “bamboozling” catalogue.

EuroIA 2014 and activity diagrams >

Using photography as an analogy, Francis Rowland focuses in on user experience (UX) design in complex settings like scientific services.

Linking grants to your publication >

“There are a variety of routes that enable grants to be linked to papers” – European PubMed Central aims to help you find the right path.

All views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of EMBL.

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