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Black-and-white sphere with coronavirus spike protein structures and a two-layered ring of virus membrane superimposed.

Variations on a spike

What does coronavirus’s spike protein look like in 3D? EMBL scientists and colleagues used cryo-electron tomography and molecular dynamics…

By Marius Bruer

Picture of the week

EMBL Heidelberg's main building, the top of the façade lit up by sunlight.

Morning sun

Throwback to June 2014: While EMBL Heidelberg’s main entrance is still in the dark, the well-known EMBL logo is already lit by the morning…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

An illustration of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq)

Induced pluripotent stem cells reveal causes of disease

Scientists in the Stegle group and colleagues have studied induced pluripotent stem cells from around 1,000 donors to identify correlations between…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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

Three images showing close-ups of different EMBL facilitites.

EMBL becomes newest Instruct Centre

EMBL’s sites in Grenoble, Hamburg, and Heidelberg form the newest Instruct Centre. The new centre offers users access to a broad range of…

By Mathias Jäger

Lab Matters

Illustration of a rod-shaped bacterial cell, superimposed on a red and blue background.

Heating proteins to understand how genes work

A new paper from EMBL’s Savitski team and Typas group describes their work on E. coli and how it brings a greater understanding of the way genes…

By Edward Prior

Science

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recognises EMBL scientists

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has recognised four EMBL researchers with their most recent awards, showing how tech trailblazers are integral to…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

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

Left: Slice of a cell in grey. Right: Two 3D reconstructions of parts of the slice, showing the internal structure.

Nuclear pores in their natural context

Scientists from the Beck group have studied the 3D structure of nuclear pores in budding yeast. They show how the architecture of the nuclear pore…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Four different evolutionary steps showing the formation and grow of tentacle arms.

Eat more to grow more arms…if you’re a sea anemone

An international group of researchers, led by scientists from EMBL Heidelberg, have discovered that the number of tentacle arms a sea anemone grows…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

An embryo of the fruit fly Drosophila.

Predicting how gene expression varies

Discoveries at EMBL will help researchers to interpret one of the most common types of experiments in genomics and medical…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Alexander Aulehla on the left and Paul Flicek on the Right

Two EMBL scientists become EMBO Members

This year, EMBO elected 63 new members, including Alexander Aulehla, Group Leader and Senior Scientist at EMBL Heidelberg, and Paul Flicek, Associate…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Lab Matters

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