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22 September 2021 Logos of EMBL and Helmholtz Association on white background, over a green-and-blue pattern in the background.

EMBL and Helmholtz Health join forces

Lab Matters EMBL and Helmholtz Association have signed a memorandum of understanding. The expanded collaboration of both institutions will focus on research related to health.

2021

lab-matters

21 January 2020 Janet Thornton EMBL Insight Lecture

Ageing and disease

Events Dame Janet Thornton presents the 2019 EMBL Insight Lecture: Ageing and disease – what is the link?

2020

events

21 September 2017

Fish on fire

Science New study by Paola Kuri and Maria Leptin shows how inflammation happens in zebrafish in real time

2017

science

1 August 2017 EMBL-EBI group leader Zamin Iqbal

Welcome: Zamin Iqbal

Science The Iqbal research group hopes to build a 'Google of bacteria' to help better interpret the genome

2017

science

7 April 2016

Welcome: Hiroki Asari

Science Why does a cookie look different depending on how hungry you are? Neuroscientist Asari wants to find out

2016

science

11 February 2016 The 3D structure shows how two transcription factors influence one another’s binding to a specific stretch of DNA – an interaction that is crucial for a heart to develop healthily. IMAGE: EMBL/C.Müller

True Love

Science How transcription factors interact to create a heart

2016

science

2 December 2015 Gut bacteria are more affected by metformin than by the type-2 diabetes it is prescribed to treat. IMAGE: Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (BY-NC-SA)

Drugging bacteria

Science Commonly used diabetes drug metformin impacts gut bacteria more than disease itself

2015

science

24 November 2015

Awards & Honours

Lab Matters EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest honourees.

2015

lab-matters

24 August 2015

Awards & Honours

Lab Matters EMBL scientists regularly receive prestigious awards – meet the latest honourees.

2015

lab-matters

12 August 2015 Organiser Lars Steinmetz invites young researchers to the conference. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Claudiu Grozea

Make it personal

Events Leading scientists will gather in Heidelberg this November to discuss the potential of personalised health.

2015

events

6 February 2015 A new way mice keep iron (purple) out of reach of pathogens. IMAGE FROM GUIDA et al. BLOOD 2015

The battle for iron

Science New way mice starve pathogens raises alternative approach to treatments for anaemia of chronic disease

2015

science

4 February 2015 The new method helps identify which mutations to a gene actually cause a disease. IMAGE FROM THORMAEHLEN ET AL.

Beyond sequencing

Science New microscopy-based method goes beyond gene sequencing, pinpointing the cause of disease.

2015

science

19 November 2014

20 years in the making

Science First complete picture of flu virus polymerase. A story of two decades of blood, sweat and sneezes.

2014

science

25 June 2014

On target

Lab Matters A new EMBL-EBI biomedical initiative works to determine the best target proteins for new drugs.

2014

lab-matters

29 May 2006

New potential drug target in tuberculosis

Science Tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest threats to public health. Every year two million people die of the disease, which is caused by the microorganism Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Roughly one third of the world’s population is infected and more and more bacterial strains have developed…

2006

science

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