EMBL Advanced Training Centre: a striking venue for the CPP annual meeting. PHOTO: EMBL Photolab/Marietta Schupp

Focusing on partnerships

EMBL’s corporate partners zoom in on big data and bioimaging.

By Chloe Cross


Successes, challenges and the future

It’s question time for Director General Iain Mattaj in this extract from the alumni reunion magazine.

By Mehrnoosh Rayner


A toast to EMBL

German Science Minister and other honoured guests celebrate 40 years of ‘Learning from life’.

By Guest author(s)


Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, and Iain Mattaj, Director-General of EMBL, signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

European Commission and EMBL renew cooperation

In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today, the European Commission (EC) and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) formalise their desire to maintain and further develop their cooperation. “I am delighted to sign the renewed and strengthened Memorandum of Understanding between the…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

The new EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany. PHOTO: Hugo Nevers/EMBL

New training and conference centre for the life sciences at EMBL in Heidelberg

Today, the German Minister for Education and Research, Annette Schavan, officially opens the new training and conference centre for the life sciences on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg. “This new centre in Heidelberg will form a central European…

By Guest author(s)

Lab Matters

Image credit: Rachel Melwig & Christine Panagiotidis / EMBL

Membrane-coat proteins: bacteria have them too

Although they are present almost everywhere, on land and sea, a group of related bacteria in the superphylum Planctomycetes-Verrucomicrobia-Chlamydiae, or PVC, have remained in relative obscurity ever since they were first described about a decade ago. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology…

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