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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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EMBL and the European Commission refresh longstanding collaboration

December has seen the start of a new chapter in the collaboration that has for years marked the relationship between the European Commission (EC) and…

By Edward Prior

Events

COVID-19 bioinformatic tools

Repurposing bioinformatics tools to tackle the pandemic

Bioinformaticians at EMBL-EBI and beyond are adapting computational tools to investigate coronavirus genomes and…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Tube-like structures of a cell at sub-cellular level in red and grey.

Replication cycle of SARS-CoV-2 in 3D

Researchers have studied SARS-CoV-2 replication in cells and obtained detailed insights into the alterations induced in infected cells. This…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

SARS-CoV-2 is represented as a sphere with spike proteins poking out of its surface, which give it a corona-like appearance. The spike proteins resemble triangular ‘bushes’ with three tips at the top. In the background, a cell surface is visible with ACE2 proteins poking out of it in many places. The virus is about to attach to the cell surface. The sybodies, represented as tiny V-shaped structures, bind to the viral spike proteins at their tips.

Scientists identify synthetic mini-antibody to combat COVID-19

By screening hundreds of sybodies (synthetic mini-antibodies), scientists have identified one that might stop SARS-CoV-2 from infecting human cells.…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

Open access COVID-19 data sharing

Open data sharing accelerates COVID-19 research

Open access data benefits millions of scientists around the world and is essential for a rapid response to the COVID-19…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Four blue circular objects are surrounded with green structures, and the central blue circle with pink structures. The blue circles are human cell nuclei, and pink and green structures are proteins.

Repurposing drugs for a pan-coronavirus treatment

Scientists from the Beltrao Group at EMBL-EBI and collaborators identified drug targets common to SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1, and MERS-CoV, three…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Colorful illustration conveys the balancing act women in science face, going between family and work responsibilities and wanting to succeed in both roles.

COVID-19’s indirect attack on women

More than 500 people have registered for an EMBL conference, "The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women in science: Challenges and solutions."…

By Ivy Kupec

Events

Europe PMC logo with red viral particles floating around it. Credit: Spencer Phillips/EMBL, iStock

Europe PMC: unlocking the potential of COVID-19 preprints

Europe PMC has begun indexing full-text COVID-19 preprints along with the associated data. The project aims to accelerate research to fight the…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Science

Artwort illustrating various aspects of infection research. The centre of the image shows a cartoon representation of a coronavirus. The spheric shape has been overlaid with a map of the world to illustrate the global spread of viruses. The edges of the artwork feature images of potential virus hosts (bats, poultry, dromedary), a group of humans, a microscope, pills, a syringe and vaccine vial, protein structures, and an illustration of a human lung. The background is set in yellow and red colour.

What COVID-19 is teaching us

The virtual EMBL Conference ‘SARS-CoV-2: Towards a New Era in Infection Research’ explored the importance of fundamental research, collaboration,…

By Marius Bruer

Events

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