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Wrapped in purple

The medaka shown in this Picture of the Week was captured by Eva Hasel, a postdoc in the Leptin group at EMBL Heidelberg.…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

The zebrafish earned its stripes

Despite missing the characteristic stripes one would expect from a zebra – or a zebrafish – the fractals in this Picture of the Week show a zebrafish; or at least some cells in a zebrafish embryo, a few hours after fertilisation. Zebrafish are not only popular aquarium fish, they are also an…

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

The evolution of the eye

Model organisms are species that are studied extensively to understand particular biological phenomena and processes, with the expectation that discoveries made in the model organism will provide insight into the workings of other organisms. The small marine ringed worm Platynereis dumerilii gained…

By Patrick Mueller

Picture of the week

Internal anatomy of the marine worm’s head.

A worm’s sense of the world

EMBL researchers discover that four organs in a marine worm’s head can sense different chemicals…

By Emma Steer

Science

Miki Ebisuya at EMBL Barcelona

Welcome: Miki Ebisuya

New group leader at EMBL Barcelona creates artificial biological systems to study animal development…

By Emma Steer

Science

Cheetah, black mouse and gorilla on green background

How wild species may benefit from mouse genetic data

Of mice and gorillas: using mouse data for conservation…

By Oana Stroe

Science

White mice next to representation of PDX Finder data repository

PDX Finder – Free global portal for cancer models

Launch of the first free global online catalogue of PDX models…

By Oana Stroe

Science

Lab manager Anna Cyrklaff takes a tray of fly specimens to be transferred into new vials

Behind the scenes in the Fly Room

Curious about what goes on in EMBL’s Fly Room? Prepare to be a fly on the wall…

By Edward Dadswell

Lab Matters

Floating approximately 400 km above the Earth, the International Space Station provides a platform for scientific research in space.

Science in space

EMBL alumna Sigrid Reinsch trained as a cell biologist – now she helps run experiments in space…

By Edward Dadswell

Alumni

Research highlights

A summary of recent research highlights from EMBL…

By Berta Carreño

Science

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