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Edith Heard wins L’Oréal–UNESCO Award

EMBL Director General recognised alongside four other exceptional women in the life sciences

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

SPEN protein (green) in living cells. Credit: François Dossin

How females shut off their second X chromosome

Scientists provide important new insights into the molecular basis of X-inactivation

By Mehdi Khadraoui


Edith’s inauguration

Edith Heard is inaugurated as EMBL Director General

By Guest author(s)


Edith Heard and Jean-Eric Paquet

Diverse and united: Science in Europe

Edith Heard and Jean-Eric Paquet discuss the future of European science

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

EMBL's new Director General, Edith Heard.

Edith Heard starts as Director General of EMBL

On January 1 2019, Edith Heard takes up the position of EMBL’s Director General

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

In this image of developing cells, fluorescent molecules reveal DNA (blue), part of the X chromosomes (red), and the Xist RNA (white). The green colour shows a region of the cells’ nuclei called the nuclear lamina. IMAGE: Mikael Attia and Edith Heard/Institut Curie

The scientific origins of Edith Heard

EMBL’s next Director General reflects on the questions that drive her research

By Guest author(s)


Iain Mattaj has been elected as a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the United States of America.

Iain Mattaj elected NAS foreign associate

EMBL’s Director General has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the United States

By Berta Carreño

Lab Matters

EMBL Council selects next Director General

Edith Heard’s mandate scheduled to begin 1 January 2019

By Dan Noyes

Lab Matters


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