Close-up view of the interior of a protein analytics system

Exploring synthetic antibodies to stop coronavirus

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.…

By Marius Bruer


New EMBL group leader Sara Cuylen-Häring will explore biophysical properties of chromosomes and other cellular assemblies.

Welcome: Sara Cuylen-Häring

New EMBL group leader explores biophysical properties of chromosomes and other cellular assemblies…

By Berta Carreño


Looping the loops: how chromosomes form

EMBL researchers and collaborators unravel how chromosomes form…

By Edward Dadswell


Watching nuclear pores in growing nuclei

Puzzle of nuclear pore formation in growing nuclei solved…

By Laura Howes


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 research…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Cells that contract more strongly (pink) move inwards to form the embryo. IMAGE: Jean-Léon Maître/EMBL

The force is strong with embryo cells

Strength of contraction determines whether cells become embryo or placenta…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Alba Diz-Muñoz. PHOTO: Hugo Neves/EMBL Photolab

Welcome: Alba Diz-Muñoz

New group leader combines physics and biology to answer the 'hows' of cell movement…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


A small loop (green) of the atomic structure of DAPK shown to be crucial for dimer formation and binding with its signaling partner Calmodulin. IMAGE: Petra Riedinger/EMBL

Enzyme with a dual-purpose loop

Unexpected results: structure of DAPK enzyme reveals dual-purpose loop…

By Rosemary Wilson


Digital zebrafish embryo provided the first complete developmental blueprint of a vertebrate in 2008. IMAGE: EMBL/Keller et al.

SPIM doctors

From initial development to a start-up company: Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) at EMBL.…

By Sam Lemonick


Periodic Table of Protein Complexes, Ahnert et al., Science 2015

Periodic table of protein complexes

Making it easier to visualise, understand and predict how proteins combine to drive biological processes.…

By Mary Todd Bergman



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