Crystal selection for X-ray diffraction experiments.

Investigating the structure and mechanisms of coronavirus biomolecules

While global research on coronaviruses has shed light on the function of many SARS-CoV-2 proteins, the role of some crucial components remains…

By Adam Gristwood


The Influenza virus

Understanding the influenza virus

The infectious disease commonly known as flu is caused by the influenza virus. It spreads around the world in seasonal outbreaks, causing millions of…

By Fabian Oswald


Influenza polymerase (light cyan) in the process of synthesising messenger RNA (slate blue).

Paving the way for new flu drugs

Snapshots of the flu virus replication machine in…

By Mathias Jäger


Mutations at the amino acid shown in orange (isoleucine 38) lead to reduced susceptibility to the drug. IMAGE - Stephen Cusack, EMBL

Flu’s response to new drug explored

EMBL scientists investigate how influenza virus responds to new drug…

By Iris Kruijen


In this representation of influenza polymerase, a molecule (white) that strongly inhibits the enzyme’s activity is shown bound to the region of the enzyme (red) that usually binds the cap section of mRNA. IMAGE: EMBL/Cusack Group

Futures: Unravelling influenza

ERC grantee Stephen Cusack shares his vision for the next ten…

By Edward Dadswell


How flu steals your RNA

Understanding how the flu virus steals host RNA offers hope of new…

By Rosemary Wilson


New Crystallography platform inaugurated

A new crystallography platform in Grenoble opens the door to new technological…

By Isabelle Kling

Lab Matters

New drug candidate unleashed for TB

EMBL researchers help to design a lead compound active against four different…

By Margaux Phares


Opinion: 2006, a year of champagne

Stephen Cusack looks back on the early days of his collaboration with Anacor developing…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Opinion: A journey from bench to clinical trials

Andrés Palencia on the design of compounds that may help fight drug-resistant TB and…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Emiko Uchikawa in her lab at EMBL in Grenoble. IMAGE: Isabelle Kling/EMBL

Found in translation

Studying at EMBL in Grenoble helps Japanese postdoc see her native country through different…

By Isabelle Kling


Molecular momentum

Andrew Miller, first head of EMBL Grenoble, reflects on four decades at the…

By Adam Gristwood



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