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COVID-19

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Variations on a spike

What does coronavirus’s spike protein look like in 3D? EMBL scientists and colleagues used cryo-electron tomography and molecular dynamics…

By Marius Bruer

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Data sharing in Latin America

The value of open data for Latin American science

Scientists from the CABANA project explore how open data is benefiting global research…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

ChEMBL used for COVID-19 drug discovery

Repurposing drugs to manage COVID-19 progression

Researchers use large-scale human genetic studies to identify drug targets important for managing COVID-19 in its early…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

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Coronavirus vaccine uses EMBL’s earliest virus research

EMBL alumnus Kai Simons did early work with Semliki Forest virus membranes, which is now central to a COVID-19…

By Ivy Kupec

Alumni

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From mRNA researcher to BioNTech manager

EMBL alumnus Pawel Masiewicz has transferred skills and experience gained at EMBL to oversee starting materials for mRNA vaccine…

By Ivy Kupec

Alumni

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After the lecture: Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown from Sense about Science shares her thoughts on the need to empower women to share and access scientific…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

Microscopy images of coronavirus-infected cells in blue and red, arranged on a clockface. Illustrations of virus particles.

Finding coronavirus’s helper proteins

A team of EMBL scientists and colleagues have analysed how the novel coronavirus affects proteins in human cells. They identified several human…

By Marius Bruer

Science

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Show your support for open COVID-19 data

Open letter galvanises life science community in support of open COVID-19…

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage in UK

Insights into the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage

A new lineage of coronavirus was first identified in the UK, but why is it spreading much more rapidly within the…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

The SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 lineage

A note on the coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, which has first been described in the U.K. and has spread to 57 countries. The note summarises…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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Opinion: Scientific disagreements aren’t new to COVID

Understanding why disagreement is good for COVID science. EMBL Deputy Director General Ewan Birney offers tips for sorting through the…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Artists depiction of an adenovirus and in the background a vial of vaccine

How EMBL alumni created a groundbreaking vaccine technology

The story of a life-long friendship and a professional partnership that sowed the seeds for a ground-breaking vaccine…

By Rossana De Lorenzi

Alumni

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