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The history of EMBL in many voices

Stories from EMBL’s past are captured via the EMBL Archive’s Oral Histories programme

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

Fallingwater filled with mice

Nadia Rosenthal describes how she built EMBL Rome’s mouse house

By Guest author(s)


Communities building collections

The EMBL Archive is open for business!

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

A stylised birds eye view of the EMBL Heidelberg Campus in green, black and white.

EMBL in six objects

A history of EMBL in six objects from the EMBL Archive

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Jacques Dubochet holding his Nobel medal during Nobel week. PHOTO: Alexander Mahmoud ©Nobel Media AB 2017

Jacques Dubochet donates Nobel medal to EMBL

“In testimony of my great thankfulness”

By Sonia Furtado Neves


John Kendrew, c. 1978, visits the site of the EMBL main laboratory in Heidelberg. Photo taken by Frieda Glockner (EMBL Archive / DE 2324 P-GLO)

Molecular biology as a force for peace

Historian Soraya de Chadarevian explores how EMBL’s first Director General shaped molecular biology

By Sarah B. Puschmann

Lab Matters

Opinion: Archives for Science

Biologists Sydney Brenner and Richard J. Roberts addressed the importance of scientific archives

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

John Kendrew with model of myoglobin in progress. © MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Reflections by Sir John Kendrew

In this interview from the EMBL Archive, Sir John Kendrew reflects on his time leading 'the Lab'.

By Mary Todd Bergman

Lab Matters

An extract from Edmond Baudoin's original artwork – see the complete image. IMAGE: Edmond Baudoin / Cédric Villani / EMBL archive DE 2324 P-BAU -1

From the Archive: The Moon Dreamers

Illustrator Edmond Baudoin donates an original artwork to the EMBL Archive

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

History in the making

EMBL’s new Archivist will help chronicle the twists and turns, ups and downs of life at the Lab.

By Adam Gristwood

Lab Matters


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