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Underwater butterfly

In the Leptin Group, Eva Hasel investigates the innate immune system in Japanese rice fish.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Picture of the week

Breathe in, breathe out

This image shows the tracheal system of a live fruit fly larva. Daniel Rios from the Leptin Group and Dimitri Kromm from the Hufnagel Group used this advanced microscope to investigate the dynamics of tracheal cells during development.…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Picture of the week

A giant called dumpy

Fruit flies have something that we don’t have: they produce a protein called dumpy. This protein is the largest created by insects, and is comparable in size to the largest human protein – titin. While titin is vital for our muscle function, dumpy connects the soft cells of the insect’s…

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

When life takes shape

Today’s picture of the week is not only a colourful one, it is also a snapshot of the vast number of shapes that the cells inside an animal body can adopt. How this variety comes about is investigated in the Leptin group at EMBL Heidelberg.  To understand the shapes of the cells in fruit fly…

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

Maria Leptin, EMBO Director and EMBL group leader

A chance to make scientists’ voices heard

Maria Leptin reflects on how to create a research environment that serves the needs of the community…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

ERC Scientific Council members and local scientists get a chance to mingle at a reception and formal dinner at the Prinz Carl Palais in Heidelberg

ERC Scientific Council meets in Heidelberg

EMBL and EMBO hosted the ERC's Scientific Council in Heidelberg 28 February to 2 March…

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Events

Fish on fire

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

By Margaux Phares

Science

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