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 development

By Cella Carr


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 Awards

By Berta Carreño


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 work

By Sarah B. Puschmann


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 work

By Adam Gristwood


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 embryos

By Margaux Phares


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 proteins

By Margaux Phares


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 'keys'

By Guest author(s)


First, find your membrane

Collaboration between scientists reveals collaboration between lipids.

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Breaking boundaries

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

By Sam Lemonick


Clarity in the cold

How fruit flies beat the cold, plus the value of precisely controlled experiments and detailed analysis

By Sonia Furtado Neves



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