RItrain Master's course in research infrastructure management

When science meets management

New Master's programme for research infrastructure managers – set to launch autumn 2017

By Oana Stroe


Capturing life in perspective

How a team of scientists and artists at EMBL transformed microscopy data into stunning 3D images

By Margaux Phares

Lab Matters

Human tumour sections expressing Herceptin (red), an antibody engineered by MultiBacTAG to recognize breast cancer cells. IMAGE: Christine Koehler/EMBL

MultiBacTAG: A protein production platform

New platform useful for studies of protein binding, human tissue and more

By Margaux Phares


Swimming against the tide

"If I have an aim, I’ll find a solution" – meet EMBL alumnus Jochen Wittbrodt

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Kikusui spent 10 days this March in the Gross lab at EMBL brainstorming the neural mechanisms of social behaviour. PHOTO: Cornelius Gross

The pheromones behind romance

A perfect match: behaviourist Takefumi Kikusui visits the Gross group to explore animal attraction

By Isabelle Kling


Finding the way with X-Ray

New technique uses X-rays to find landmarks when combining fluorescence and electron microscopy

By Giorgia Guglielmi


Plankton plays an important role in sequestering carbon in the ocean. IMAGE: Christian Sardet/Tara Océans/CNRS Photothèque

The carbon hijacking network

Plankton network linked to ocean's biological carbon pump revealed

By Guest author(s)


The ultrafast and yet selective binding allows the receptor (gold) to rapidly travel through the pore filled with disordered proteins (blue) into the nucleus, while any unwanted molecules are kept outside. IMAGE: Mercadante /HITS

Floppy but fast

Spaghetti-like proteins are surprisingly effective 'keys'

By Guest author(s)


The 1000 Genomes Project: a timeline

A lasting legacy

1000 Genomes Project pushed technologies and knowledge forward to understand what is 'normal' human genetic variation

By Claire Ainsworth


Maja Köhn. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Marietta Schupp

Chemical bonds

Maja Köhn’s lab is ideal to learn what life is like working at the interface of disciplines.

By Adam Gristwood

Lab Matters


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