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Electron Microscopy

Black and white electron microscope image of Anopheles mosquito gametes, looking much like feathery fern leaf stencils

A bloom of crystals

How does your crystal garden grow? EMBL's Electron Microscopy Core Facility was able to capture this garden of blooming crystals as they studied…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

Royal Microscopical Society award for Yannick Schwab

The Head of the Electron Microscopy Core Facility at EMBL Heidelberg receives Mid-Career Scientific Achievement Award…

By Carla Manzanas

Lab Matters

Simone Mattei, the new team leader in electron microscopy service and technology development

Welcome: Simone Mattei

The new team leader offering services in electron microscopy discusses his hopes and plans for the forthcoming EMBL Imaging…

By Edward Prior

Lab Matters

Laboratory Officer Nicole Schieber working in EMBL's Electron Microscopy Core Facility. PHOTO: Viola Oorschot/EMBL

Taking a closer look at infected cells to better understand COVID-19

EMBL electron microscopy specialists collaborate with researchers from Heidelberg University Hospital to understand the changes occurring in cell…

By Anne-Marie Alleaume

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…

By Cella Carr

Science

An example virtual map of individual leukaemia cells on a resin section, detected automatically using SerialEM and py-EM.

Breaking the bottleneck in imaging data collection

Scientists develop software tools for automated acquisition of electron microscopy…

By Cella Carr

Science

An 88% complete model of human hemoglobin (PDB id 5ni1) built de novo by ARP/wARP into a 3.2 Å cryo-EM map. IMAGE: Victor Lamzin/EMBL

ARP/wARP 8.0 released

Researchers at EMBL Hamburg have released the next generation of their ARP/wARP…

By Berta Carreño

Lab Matters

Optogenetics has successfully been used in a diverse range of organisms.

EMBL’s first wetlab e-learning courses go live

EMBL’s training programme launches its first e-learning courses: introductions to optogenetics and…

By Berta Carreño

Events

With help from an external transcription factor (lavender, peach, and green), Pol III (grey) and its built-in transcription factor (yellow), create a cage around a cell’s DNA (plum). IMAGE: EMBL/Matthias Vorländer

Pol III enzyme grips DNA and begins reading fast

EMBL researchers uncover how a key enzyme that helps cells make new proteins starts its…

By Sarah B. Puschmann

Science

Schematic reconstruction of the Robo1 structure. IMAGE: Andrew McCarthy / Structure

One way crossing across the midline

EMBL researchers solve a decades-long debate on a key process for brain and…

By Berta Carreño

Science

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

Science

Alasdair McDowall (left), an EMBL research technician 1978-1987, and Jacques Dubochet (right), EMBL group leader 1978-1987, together in Heidelberg

Alasdair McDowall’s slow road to flash freezing

How a research technician with a master’s degree contributed to Nobel Prize-winning…

By Sarah B. Puschmann

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