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Judith Reichmann receives Paul Ehrlich prize

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

By Mathias Jäger

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Building Euro-BioImaging

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

By Guest author(s)

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Integrating imaging research across Europe

Euro-BioImaging now established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium

By Guest author(s)

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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 through a series of cell divisions, in which the number of cells doubles at each step. Todays’ Picture of the Week was taken by Manuel Eguren of the […]

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 model

By Iris Kruijen


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 thought

By Iris Kruijen


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 nucleus

By Sarah B. Puschmann


Watching nuclear pores in growing nuclei

Puzzle of nuclear pore formation in growing nuclei solved

By Laura Howes


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 awards.

By Mehrnoosh Rayner


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 honourees.

By Chloe Cross

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