Older male scientist stands in front of machinery in a blue-lit room

Coronavirus vaccine uses EMBL’s earliest virus research

EMBL alumnus Kai Simons did early work with Semliki Forest virus membranes, which is now central to a COVID-19…

By Ivy Kupec


Maria-Theresa Licka holding a smartphone displaying an app she developed. Vineyards, houses and hills in the background.

Coding between the vines

EMBL Teen Maria-Theresa Licka shares how female scientists guided & inspired her to develop an app to ID vine…

By Ivy Kupec

Alumni,Lab Matters

Artists depiction of an adenovirus and in the background a vial of vaccine

How EMBL alumni created a groundbreaking vaccine technology

The story of a life-long friendship and a professional partnership that sowed the seeds for a ground-breaking vaccine…

By Rossana De Lorenzi


Curly-shaped trypanosomes, grey with bright specks of green fluorescent protein, against a grey background.

Tackling tropical diseases

Members of the EMBL community are working to improve our understanding of the parasites that cause malaria and sleeping…

By Luca Tancredi Barone


A group of people in an office are holding a videoconference. Some of the participants are wearing masks and gloves

Boosting the life sciences through alumni networks

EMBL’s network of alumni plays a vital role in advancing the life sciences globally. EMBL provides research, services, and infrastructure that help…

By Edward Prior


Portrait picture of Erin Tranfield, member of the EMBL Alumni Association Board, against a blue-green background.

Supporting the alumni community

Erin Tranfield recently joined the EMBL Alumni Association Board as one of 15 newly elected members. Here, she talks about her new role on the board…

By Marius Bruer


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The history of EMBL in many voices

Stories from EMBL’s past are captured via the EMBL Archive’s Oral Histories…

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

EMBL Alumni Award winners

2020 EMBL Alumni Award winners announced

Committee recognises outstanding contributions of EMBL alumni to science journalism and genome…

By Marius Bruer


Phd student microscope

Careers after EMBL

For many students in the life sciences, finishing a PhD marks a professional…

By Fabian Oswald

Lab Matters

Fallingwater filled with mice

Nadia Rosenthal describes how she built EMBL Rome’s mouse…

By Guest author(s)


Lars Steinmetz and Georgios Skiniotis

EMBL in the USA: future facing

Scientists will discuss the challenges ahead for international science at the EMBL in the USA…

By Cella Carr


Teresa Sardón and Marco Milán

EMBL in Spain: a wide vision of science

EMBL Barcelona will host the 2019 EMBL in Spain…

By Fabian Oswald



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