EMBL group leader Georgia Rapti

Welcome: Georgia Rapti

The nervous system has fascinated Georgia Rapti ever since her first introduction to biology. Her research group in the Developmental Biology unit will focus on understanding the early biological events involved in the nervous system’s formation.

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

Choanocyte chamber of sponge, with neuroid cell

Neural pathways

Exploring the diverse routes by which EMBL scientists are driving forward neurobiology

By Cella Carr


Tara stopover in Rome

EMBL and Tara: Rome

The next stop on Tara’s journey will be at the mouth of the Tiber

By Fabian Oswald


Susumu Tonegawa

Exploring the principles of episodic memory

Nobel prize laureate Susumu Tonegawa describes his work in memory research over the past decade

By Fabian Oswald


BRAINCITY is an independent unit at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland. PHOTO: Michalj2 (CC BY-SA 4.0)

EMBL partners with BRAINCITY

EMBL begins partnership with Polish centre of excellence for neural plasticity and brain disorders

By Cella Carr

Lab Matters

Lola Ledesma. PHOTO: Jose Antonio Pérez/CBMSO

EMBL in Spain: Lola Ledesma

EMBL alumni and researchers working throughout Spain met in Madrid

By Emma Steer


Multiple synapse heads send out filopodia (green) converging on one microglia (red), as seen by focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy (FIBSEM).

Captured: microglia nibbling on brain synapses

For the first time, EMBL Rome researchers have captured microglia nibbling on brain synapses on film.

By Iris Kruijen


Rosa Paolicelli holds her trophy, a 3D printed microglia. Mariko Bennett and Cornelius Gross stand either side of her

First Ben Barres Prize awarded at EMBO Microglia

EMBL Group Leader creates Ben Barres Prize to support talented young neuroscientists

By Isabelle Kling

Lab Matters

Netrin-1 bound to Draxin

Axon guidance and bundling are linked

EMBL scientists discover how two guidance cues work together when neurons project axons across the midline

By Sonia Furtado Neves


This mouse ovary and these immature eggs (in blue), can be used to study patterns of DNA methylation that affect only females.

Welcome: Matthieu Boulard

New EMBL group leader investigates the mystery of heritable gene silencing

By Sarah B. Puschmann



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