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Developmental biology

Alexander Aulehla on the left and Paul Flicek on the Right

Two EMBL scientists become EMBO Members

This year, EMBO elected 63 new members, including Alexander Aulehla, Group Leader and Senior Scientist at EMBL Heidelberg, and Paul Flicek, Associate Director of EMBL-EBI Services, Senior Scientist, Group and Team Leader at EMBL-EBI.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Lab Matters

EMBL group leader Georgia Rapti

Welcome: Georgia Rapti

The nervous system has fascinated Georgia Rapti ever since her first introduction to biology. Her research group in the Developmental Biology unit will focus on understanding the early biological events involved in the nervous system’s formation.…

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

oscillations of gene activity

Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease

EMBL scientists examine the molecular causes of a rare hereditary disease of the spine and ribs…

By Guest author(s)

Science

PlatyBrowser

Finding your way around Platynereis dumerilii

EMBL researchers combine multiple datasets to develop expandable atlas of an entire animal…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Stripes of colour display gene expression patterns

Transcriptional hubs confer phenotypic robustness

Enhancers in Drosophila embryos gather together to preserve phenotypes under stressful conditions…

By Josh Tapley

Science

Super-resolution image of the basal surface of a cellularising Drosophila embryo.

Actin crosslinking plays key role in tissue morphogenesis

New insights into mechanisms behind embryonic development…

By Cella Carr

Science

3-panel image of mouse blastocysts. From left to right the blastocyst has a smaller blastocoel meaning fewer cells in the mouse embryo.

Hydraulic force shapes mammalian embryos

Uncovering new role of fluid pressure in controlling embryo size and cell fate…

By Josh Tapley

Science

An in silico hope for biology: machine learning

How EMBL scientists are using machine learning to advance biology…

By Berta Carreño

Lab Matters

Optical section of a ‘gastruloid’ – an embryonic organoid made from mouse embryonic stem cells and stained for E-Cadherin (red), marking cell outlines and nuclei (blue). IMAGE: Vikas Trivedi/EMBL

Welcome: Vikas Trivedi

An engineer’s approach to understanding morphogenesis…

By Berta Carreño

Science

A heatmap graph displaying high (red) or low (blue) levels of gene expressions in different cells.

From blood vessels to blood stem cells

EMBL scientists discover how blood vessel cells become blood stem cells during embryonic development…

By Emma Steer

Science

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