A word cloud displaying the most frequently used words in issue 93 of the EMBLetc. magazine

Programming: language

How computer processing of human language is harnessed by EMBL scientists

By Josh Tapley


PhenoMeNal logo on binary data stream

PhenoMeNal: an online portal for metabolomics

Complex metabolomics analyses in the cloud

By Oana Stroe


The colour of the dots on this ATM keypad represents the amount of a molecule that was transferred from the person’s finger to the keypad.

Mapping molecules on people, fields and ATMs

Molecule mapping method raises interest in forensics, agriculture and microbiome studies

By Iris Kruijen


Improving data analysis in imaging mass spec

Open source bioinformatics method for finding metabolites makes experiments comparable across labs

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Researchers are developing a clearer picture of the molecular environment of our skin’s surface. IMAGE: Theodore Alexandrov

It’s the economy, stupid

Theodore Alexandrov is using mathematics to analyse the countless molecules produced by our cells.

By Claire Ainsworth


Welcome: Theodore Alexandrov

A mathematician who got ‘sucked in’ to biological problems, meet new team leader Theodore Alexandrov.

By Sonia Furtado Neves



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