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An artistic representation of how bioinformatics allows study of the SARS-CoV-2 infection process. On the left, coronaviruses are approaching a human face contour. On the right, protein structures and a network of connections represent bioinformatic analysis.

Protein sequences provide clues to how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells

Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have identified sequences in human proteins that might be used by SARS-CoV-2 to infect cells. They have discovered…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

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Welcome: Timo Zimmermann

The EMBL Imaging Centre is scheduled to open in 2021 with Timo Zimmermann as Team Leader for advanced light microscopy technology development and…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

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Welcome: Olivier Duss

One of EMBL’s newest group leaders, Olivier Duss, will explore how RNA folds into functional structures and how it works with proteins to control a…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

Stronger together

Gene activation requires the cooperative activity of multiple transcription factors. Until now, the mechanism used by these factors to coordinate…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

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EMBL and the European Commission refresh longstanding collaboration

December has seen the start of a new chapter in the collaboration that has for years marked the relationship between the European Commission (EC) and…

By Edward Prior

Events

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Clear views

With the external scaffolding removed, another step in the construction of the EMBL Imaging Centre is complete. Now we get a first glimpse of the…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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Solar power

Despite the cold autumn weather, workers are busy on the rooftop of the parking garage at EMBL Heidelberg. The 2176 m² rooftop is getting…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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Under the rainbow

On autumn days without Heidelberg’s characteristic fog, the woods present themself in beautiful colours. You may even capture a…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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

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A bright view of the future

The image shows one of the four rows of roof lights above the atrium, which is the main public space of the Imaging…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

Springtime in Heidelberg

The iconic ATC – celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year – reflects the blue sky, the clouds and the rays of the…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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Science for all: the origins of Native Scientist

How Joana Moscoso bridges the gap between science and…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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