Artistic life sciences

Paola Bertucci, from the Arendt Group at EMBL Heidelberg, studies the evolution of Platynereis dumerilii – a species of annelid polychaete…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week


Finding your way around Platynereis dumerilii

EMBL researchers combine multiple datasets to develop expandable atlas of an entire…

By Marius Bruer


Choanocyte chamber of sponge, with neuroid cell

Neural pathways

Exploring the diverse routes by which EMBL scientists are driving forward…

By Cella Carr


Fostering links with Montenegro

Two recent events have expanded EMBL’s collaboration with one of its newest member…

By Edward Dadswell


Internal anatomy of the marine worm’s head.

A worm’s sense of the world

EMBL researchers discover that four organs in a marine worm’s head can sense different…

By Emma Steer


Retinoic acid signalling is crucial for the marine worm’s nervous system (green) to develop

Insights into the evolution of a signalling molecule

EMBL scientists discover how a molecule’s role changes from simple metabolite to instructive…

By Emma Steer


Mapping gene expression, cell by cell

EMBL researchers complete a molecular atlas showing gene expression in all cells in an entire…

By Edward Dadswell


Futures: Brain evolution

ERC grantee Detlev Arendt shares his vision for the next ten…

By Edward Dadswell


Data by Natalia Wesolowska has been visualised in 3D stereoscopic view, as an anaglyph and a 3D lenticular poster by Stefan Günther & Gustavo de Medeiros at EMBL

See data in a new light

3D printing, gaming, virtual reality and lenticular posters bring new perspectives to…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Awards & Honours

EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest…

By Chloe Cross

Lab Matters

Nature Biotechnology, DOI: 10.1038/nbt.3209

Towards an expression atlas for an entire brain

New single-cell genomics techniques bring ‘omics to evolution and development…

By Mary Todd Bergman


EMBL Advanced Training Centre: a striking venue for the CPP annual meeting. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Marietta Schupp

Focusing on partnerships

EMBL’s corporate partners zoom in on big data and…

By Chloe Cross



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