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Using metagenomic techniques to explore lichens

Researchers have used a metagenomics approach to piece together the genomes of yeasts found in wild…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

ChEMBL used for COVID-19 drug discovery

Repurposing drugs to manage COVID-19 progression

Researchers use large-scale human genetic studies to identify drug targets important for managing COVID-19 in its early…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Genetics of ageing

Linking genetics and age-related diseases

Researchers have used human medical and genetic data from UK Biobank to investigate the genetics of age-related…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Protein structure models on background symbolising machine learning.

Pfam releases structures for every protein family

Thousands of new protein structure models, prected using deep learning, now available to…

By Oana Stroe

Science

Janet Thornton

Allyship and support: an interview with Janet Thornton

Professor Dame Janet Thornton discusses work–life balance, the support she has received during her career, and how organisations can help staff…

By Vicky Hatch

Lab Matters

Microscopy images of coronavirus-infected cells in blue and red, arranged on a clockface. Illustrations of virus particles.

Finding coronavirus’s helper proteins

A team of EMBL scientists and colleagues have analysed how the novel coronavirus affects proteins in human cells. They identified several human…

By Marius Bruer

Science

B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage in UK

Insights into the new B.1.1.7 coronavirus lineage

A new lineage of coronavirus was first identified in the UK, but why is it spreading much more rapidly within the…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Image of Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, UK, with animated microbes in the river water.

Monitoring dangerous bacteria in freshwater

Freshwater sports can cause waterborne infections, but real-time DNA sequencing could…

By Oana Stroe

Science

Protein painting from 2020 PDB Art exhibition, showing two colourful proteins on different coloured backgrounds.

Discover the wonderful world of proteins: first virtual PDB Art exhibition

Schoolchildren create exquisite protein-inspired…

By Oana Stroe

Lab Matters

Haemoglobin protein structure shown over a matrix symbolising artificial intelligence

Solving the protein structure puzzle

How artificial intelligence can help us solve the mysteries of the protein…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Microscopy image of radiolarians - unicellular organisms found in the upper layers of the ocean. They are major exporters of organic carbon to the deep ocean.

Microbiomes help predict the future of the Atlantic

Microbiomes, plastics, and connectivity – AtlantECO aims to understand the fabric of the Atlantic…

By Oana Stroe

Science

An artistic image of colorful wires connected to a could database.

EOSC: shaping Europe’s digital future

EMBL’s Rupert Lück is engaged in developing the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): the infrastructure that will support the future of data…

By Josh Tapley

Lab Matters

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