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A metal rack holding glass test tubes with yellow and red solutions in them.

Colourful test tubes

To study the effect of commonly used drugs on bacterial envelopes, EMBL scientists applied a biochemical assay using a colour reaction. The deeper…

By Marius Bruer

Picture of the week

A photo of the Hamburg harbour at dusk

EMBL and Tara: Hamburg

EMBL Hamburg and Tara raise awareness of the risks of microplastic pollution and global…

By Josh Tapley

Events

Global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer characterised by consistent changes in gut bacteria across continents, cultures and…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Tanmay Bharat and Patrick Baeuerle, winners of the EMBL's 2019 alumni awards

2019 alumni awards

Scientists honoured for contributions in cancer immunotherapy and structural…

By Cella Carr

Alumni

Toxin-Antitoxin system in tuberculosis

Cell death trigger in tuberculosis bacteria

Suicide system in tuberculosis bacteria might hold key to…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

The Google of microbes: Bitsliced Genomic Signature Index. IMAGE: Spencer Phillips/EMBL-EBI

The web meets genomics: a DNA search engine for microbes

New search engine allows researchers to identify antibiotic resistance genes or mutations in real…

By Oana Stroe

Science

The E. coli peptide transporter DtpA in complex with nanobody N00 and the prodrug valganciclovir (highlighted) Credit: Yonca Ural Blimke/EMBL

Structure of prodrug-transporter complex revealed

Scientists develop structural model that could help in the development of drugs with increased absorption…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Members of GeneCore Jonathan Landry, Vladimir Benes and Anja Telzerow.

DIY Biology kits: what’s really growing inside?

EMBL’s GeneCore steps up to discover the facts and settle…

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

Looking for life using geobiology

Meet the organisers of EMBO’s first course on molecular…

By Edward Dadswell

Events

Global warfare between bacteria and fungi in soil. IMAGE: Hildebrand/Krolik in collaboration with Campbell Medical Illustration/EMBL

Understanding soil through its microbiome

First global survey of soil genomics reveals a war between fungi and…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik, EMBL

Maternal bacteria persistent in newborns

Scientists show how bacteria and other microorganisms are passed on from mother to…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

E. coli bacteria colored in heat gradient. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik / EMBL

Melting bacteria to decipher antibiotic resistance

EMBL scientists investigate how bacteria melt to study their reaction to…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

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