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Dancing chromosomes

In human cells, the genetic material is packaged into 23 different DNA molecules, the chromosomes. Each chromosome is present in two copies, one…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Picture of the week

Judith Reichmann receives Paul Ehrlich prize

Judith Reichmann will receive this year’s Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize for Young…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

Building Euro-BioImaging

EMBL’s Jan Ellenberg reflects on the process of forming a European research…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

IMAGE: EMBL

Integrating imaging research across Europe

Euro-BioImaging now established as a European Research Infrastructure…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Tracking the beginning of life

All mammalian life starts with the fusion of egg and sperm, resulting in the creation of a single cell called a zygote. This develops into an embryo…

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

A dynamic protein atlas of a human cell. IMAGE: Aleksandra Krolik/EMBL

First interactive model of human cell division

Real-time tracking of proteins during mitosis is now possible using a 4D computer…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Artistic 3D rendering of the dual spindle in the mammalian zygote. IMAGE: Cartasiova, Hossain, Reichmann, Ellenberg/EMBL

Parental chromosomes kept apart during first division

Mammalian life begins differently than we…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

An artist’s representation of the shrinking holes and expanding pores that form in the nuclear membrane of cells during mitosis

Cells grow pores from shrinking holes

New research shows how pores form in the membrane that surrounds a cell’s…

By Sarah B. Puschmann

Science

Watching nuclear pores in growing nuclei

Puzzle of nuclear pore formation in growing nuclei…

By Laura Howes

Science

Both the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson Awards consist of a gold medal and a cash prize of €5,000, presented in recognition of the very special work of alumni. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab

Alumni awards

EMBL rewards the special work of alumni through the John Kendrew and Lennart Philipson…

By Mehrnoosh Rayner

Alumni

Anne Ephrussi wears the medal of the Order of Légion d’Honneur, the highest distinction in France. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Marietta Schupp

Awards & Honours

EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest…

By Chloe Cross

Lab Matters

Digital zebrafish embryo provided the first complete developmental blueprint of a vertebrate in 2008. IMAGE: EMBL/Keller et al.

SPIM doctors

From initial development to a start-up company: Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM) at…

By Sam Lemonick

Science

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