24 January 2022
The new EMBL Imaging Centre held its first on-site training workshop, introducing undergraduate students to the basics of volume electron microscopy. This marks the first of many opportunities to aid capacity-building in imaging techniques in Europe.
20 December 2021
Using cryo-EM and structural biology techniques, EMBL researchers have shown how two proteins of Legionella pneumophila interact. This finding sheds light on a mechanism critical to the infection process and could lead to the development of new drugs to treat pneumonia.
9 December 2021
New structural biology research provides fundamental information critical to understanding enzyme mutations connected to rare diseases and cancers.
5 November 2021
What can sponges tell us about the evolution of the brain? Sponges have the genes involved in neuronal function in higher animals. But if sponges don’t have brains, what is the role of these? EMBL scientists imaged the sponge digestive chamber to find out.
5 October 2021
EMBL scientists and colleagues have developed an interactive atlas of the entire marine worm Platynereis dumerilii in its larval stage. The PlatyBrowser resource combines high-resolution gene expression data with volume electron microscopy images.
30 August 2021
Giulia Zanetti from the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) in London explains how the collaboration with the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Service Platform enabled her group to reveal the structure of protein transport complexes.
7 April 2021
The challenges and opportunities when setting up a global archive for bioimages
19 January 2021
Picture of the week
It’s almost a year since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, affecting all our lives. While the virus continues its grip on the world, scientists are understanding it better and better, increasing our knowledge about it and opening up new ways to fight it.
18 January 2021
The EMBL Imaging Centre is scheduled to open in 2021 with Timo Zimmermann as Team Leader for advanced light microscopy technology development and service provision.
23 November 2020
Researchers have studied SARS-CoV-2 replication in cells and obtained detailed insights into the alterations induced in infected cells. This information is essential to guide the development of urgently needed therapeutic strategies for suppressing viral replication and induced pathology.
22 September 2020
Picture of the week
How does your crystal garden grow? EMBL's Electron Microscopy Core Facility was able to capture this garden of blooming crystals as they studied mosquito reproductive cells.
27 August 2020
The Head of the Electron Microscopy Core Facility at EMBL Heidelberg receives Mid-Career Scientific Achievement Award 2020
24 August 2020
The new team leader offering services in electron microscopy discusses his hopes and plans for the forthcoming EMBL Imaging Centre
30 April 2020
EMBL electron microscopy specialists collaborate with researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital to understand the changes occurring in cell structures upon SARS-CoV-2 infection.
3 July 2019
New insights into mechanisms behind embryonic development
15 May 2019
Scientists develop software tools for automated acquisition of electron microscopy data
22 October 2018
Researchers at EMBL Hamburg have released the next generation of their ARP/wARP software
8 February 2018
EMBL’s training programme launches its first e-learning courses: introductions to optogenetics and CLEM
17 January 2018
EMBL researchers uncover how a key enzyme that helps cells make new proteins starts its work
4 January 2018
EMBL researchers solve a decades-long debate on a key process for brain and embryo-development
20 December 2017
ERC grantee Stephen Cusack shares his vision for the next ten years
8 December 2017
How a research technician with a master’s degree contributed to Nobel Prize-winning work
7 December 2017
New research shows how pores form in the membrane that surrounds a cell’s nucleus
16 November 2017
Jacques Dubochet, Nobel laureate and former EMBL group leader, reflects on a key aha moment
14 November 2017
Inside the Centre for Structural Systems Biology
10 November 2017
EMBL and the European synchrotron ESRF extend their Joint Structural Biology Group
10 November 2017
As a new cryo-EM facility is inaugurated, EMBL’s Michael Hons describes his role in the project
4 October 2017
EMBL alumnus recognised for cryo-electron microscopy work
28 June 2017
Celebrating 40 years since the first EMBO electron microscopy training course
11 April 2017
EMBL scientists add crucial knowledge to understanding of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis
25 January 2017
New group leader Wojciech Galej investigates RNA-protein complexes involved in gene expression
17 November 2016
Cryo EM reconstruction of RNA Polymerase I reveals details of how molecule binds and transcribes DNA
21 March 2016
Commentary in Nature Methods introduces the EMPIAR resource and gives glimpse of future developments
4 November 2014
EMPIAR lets researchers take a closer look at the images used to build 3D molecular structures.
19 January 2010
Although they are present almost everywhere, on land and sea, a group of related bacteria in the superphylum Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae, or PVC, have remained in relative obscurity ever since they were first described about a decade ago. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology…
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