Rainbow over the Hanseatic city

Rainbow on a cloudy sky above technical buildings.
Rainbow over the campus in Hamburg. Credit: Juliane Wunderlich/EMBL

Hamburg in Germany 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 rainbows, like this one captured by Juliane Wunderlich, a postdoc in the Löw group.

EMBL Hamburg is located on the campus of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), with synchrotron radiation and laser facilities available – an advert for the latter can be seen right under the rainbow. In addition, a powerful X-ray free-electron laser is under construction at a nearby partner institute. 

Activities at EMBL Hamburg focus on structural biology methods. The site operates three state-of-the-art beamlines for macromolecular X-ray crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering of biological samples, complemented by facilities for sample preparation and characterisation, and data evaluation. EMBL Hamburg combines cutting-edge technology with an ambitious research programme for structures of multifunctional proteins and protein complexes of biomedical relevance.

Credit: Juliane Wunderlich/EMBL

If you have a stunning picture of your science, your lab or your site, you can submit it here.

Tags: desy, hamburg


Looking for past print editions of EMBLetc.? Browse our archive, going back 20 years.

EMBLetc. archive

Newsletter archive

Read past editions of our e-newsletter

For press

Contact the Press Office