Small dots. Some in bright yellow.

An ocean of droplets

Bacterial cells are embedded in microfluidic droplets in oil. The fluorescence indicates the presence of the targeted DNA strain with the help of a…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

The hunt for neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2

Scientists hope that a legacy of the novel coronavirus in recovered COVID-19 patients – antibodies in their blood – could lead to drugs to treat…

By Adam Gristwood


Miniature testing of drug pairs on tumour biopsies

Combinations of cancer drugs can be quickly and cheaply tested using a novel microfluidic…

By Emma Steer


EMBL spinoff Velabs Therapeutics to help antibody discovery. IMAGE: Velabs Therapeutics

EMBL spinoff to help antibody discovery

New EMBL spinoff company Velabs Therapeutics aims to speed up discovery of therapeutic…

By Iris Kruijen

Lab Matters

Sorting out HIV

An EMBL collaboration devises a new method that could speed up vaccine development for…

By Edward Dadswell


First, find your membrane

Collaboration between scientists reveals collaboration between…

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Sense of space

EMBL scientists demonstrate that spatial constraints are a key factor in determining nucleus…

By Isabelle Kling



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