26 May 2023
Technology and innovation
The PLAST-CELL project aims to understanding cancer progression by quantifying a cancer cell’s ability to respond to environmental stress that threatens its survival
30 March 2023
Lab Matters, Science
A new microscope built by EMBL researchers, based on Brillouin scattering principles, allows scientists to observe the dynamics of mechanical properties inside developing embryos in real time.
15 February 2023
EMBL Hamburg’s Sample Preparation and Characterisation (SPC) Facility offers scientists access to almost all available biophysics technologies. The facility’s staff provides advice and support with experiments and data analysis. The facility is conveniently located just next to the EMBL…
4 March 2022
A recent study by EMBL researchers proposes a new method to grow early embryos in the laboratory. With a 3D culture set-up, scientists can closely monitor the changes embryos undergo around the time of implantation.
25 October 2021
EMBL Hamburg’s Sample Preparation and Characterisation (SPC) Facility has released eSPC, an online platform for analysing data from biophysical experiments. The platform enables the scientific community to analyse data from different experiments without the need to travel.
22 June 2021
Anna Erzberger, one of EMBL’s newest group leaders, will provide unique perspective as a theoretical biological physicist.
1 June 2021
Picture of the week
Captured by EMBL postdoc Arina Rybina, these ‘nuclear twins’ are two daughter nuclei straight after division of a HeLa cell.
22 February 2021
The Sample Preparation and Characterisation (SPC) Facility at EMBL Hamburg is one of the founding members of the Molecular-Scale Biophysics Research Infrastructure (MOSBRI). Within this new European initiative, the SPC Facility will offer services related to membrane proteins, protein complexes,…
21 July 2020
EMBL scientists have created a new, realistic 3D testbed that could help achieve the goal of stopping cancers before they start by studying cancer cells as they first form.
28 April 2020
Scientists at EMBL Hamburg and Karolinska Institutet Stockholm aim to find synthetic antibodies – known as nanobodies – that bind a surface protein of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Nanobodies could prevent the virus from entering human cells and causing COVID-19.
16 February 2018
New EMBL group leader explores biophysical properties of chromosomes and other cellular assemblies
5 October 2017
EMBL researchers and collaborators unravel how chromosomes form
23 September 2016
Puzzle of nuclear pore formation in growing nuclei solved
30 August 2016
3D printing, gaming, virtual reality and lenticular posters bring new perspectives to research
3 August 2016
Strength of contraction determines whether cells become embryo or placenta
29 June 2016
New group leader combines physics and biology to answer the 'hows' of cell movement
10 May 2016
Unexpected results: structure of DAPK enzyme reveals dual-purpose loop
17 December 2015
From initial development to a start-up company: Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) at EMBL.
11 December 2015
Making it easier to visualise, understand and predict how proteins combine to drive biological processes.
25 November 2015
What does a physicist do in a biology lab?
30 October 2015
Fibres that pull membrane to form a vesicle exert a force that’s 2500 times a yeast cell’s own weight
29 September 2015
Gold medal celebrates Eric Karsenti’s exceptional career and outstanding contributions to biology.
17 July 2015
Web of lies? Science Movie Night reveals science behind the most famous spider bite in film history.
18 June 2015
Behaviour of clathrin proteins, crucial for endocytosis, is clarified using new imaging techniques.
15 June 2015
Cells 'dance' as they draw together during early embryo development.
5 May 2015
Stanford University biophysicist KC Huang on his collaboration with the Typas group in Heidelberg.
20 April 2015
Ground-breaking microscopy technique gives unprecedented insight into endocytosis.
25 February 2015
How strong does a spindle need to be? Videos put cell’s chromosome-separating machinery to the test
7 January 2015
Research led by Teichmann group identifies fundamental mechanism for controlling protein function.
20 October 2014
How Nobel-winning work by alumnus Stefan Hell shapes and inspires current EMBL scientists' research.
17 October 2014
EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards - meet the latest honourees
18 May 2014
DNA-coralling protein complex in an unexpected bind
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