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Biochemistry

Graphical representation of genome editing tool CRISPR in green and pink. Nobel prize medal on the right.

Powerful genome editing tool recognised by Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The genome editing tool CRISPR–Cas9 – which plays a critical role in EMBL’s research – was recognised by the Nobel Prize in…

By Ivy Kupec

Science

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

Composite image of mouse cells and human cells showing different levels of luminescence, indicated as different colours.

Human and mouse cells run at different speeds

The internal clock that governs the development of embryos ticks slower for humans than for mice. Differences in the speed of biochemical reactions…

By Luca Tancredi Barone

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Super-resolution image of the basal surface of a cellularising Drosophila embryo.

Actin crosslinking plays key role in tissue morphogenesis

New insights into mechanisms behind embryonic…

By Cella Carr

Science

HiGlass (http://higlass.io) is an exploratory visualization tool for genomic data developed by Nils Gehlenborg and his team that provides analysts with a flexible interface to explore genomic and epigenomic data, including genome wide interactions, across multiple scales. IMAGE: Nils Gehlenborg

Kendrew and Philipson Awards Winners 2018

EMBL recognises the outstanding work of alumni with the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson…

By Berta Carreño

Alumni

Alasdair McDowall (left), an EMBL research technician 1978-1987, and Jacques Dubochet (right), EMBL group leader 1978-1987, together in Heidelberg

Alasdair McDowall’s slow road to flash freezing

How a research technician with a master’s degree contributed to Nobel Prize-winning…

By Sarah B. Puschmann

Alumni

Jacques Dubochet visiting EMBL in 2015 to receive the inaugural Lennart Philipson Award

Jacques Dubochet awarded Nobel Prize for chemistry

EMBL alumnus recognised for cryo-electron microscopy…

By Adam Gristwood

Science

Paris at night. IMAGE: NASA (M. Justin Wilkinson, Texas State University, Jacobs Contract at NASA-JSC)

Life in the periphery

Storage of pre-made nuclear pores allows for rapid cell division in fruit fly…

By Margaux Phares

Science

Landline vs. smartphone: the RNA-binding domain lets proteins do more than just talk to other proteins

Discovering protein smartphones

New technique reveals uncharted docking sites in RNA-binding…

By Margaux Phares

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The ultrafast and yet selective binding allows the receptor (gold) to rapidly travel through the pore filled with disordered proteins (blue) into the nucleus, while any unwanted molecules are kept outside. IMAGE: Mercadante /HITS

Floppy but fast

Spaghetti-like proteins are surprisingly effective…

By Guest author(s)

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First, find your membrane

Collaboration between scientists reveals collaboration between…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Breaking boundaries

How Nobel-winning work by alumnus Stefan Hell shapes and inspires current EMBL scientists'…

By Sam Lemonick

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