New group leader Gautam Dey looks smiling towards the camera,

Welcome to EMBL: Gautam Dey

Gautam Dey is fascinated by the evolutionary origins of the nucleus, and is looking forward to making the most of EMBL's…

By Edward Prior

Lab Matters

Microscopic image of a cell, nucleus visible in bright green, cell membrane stained with a purple dye against black background.

Party at the nucleus?

The nucleus of this cell fluoresces in bright green thanks to GFP-labelled nucleoporin proteins. EMBL scientists use engineered nucleoporins as 3D…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week

Left: Slice of a cell in grey. Right: Two 3D reconstructions of parts of the slice, showing the internal structure.

Nuclear pores in their natural context

Scientists from the Beck group have studied the 3D structure of nuclear pores in budding yeast. They show how the architecture of the nuclear pore…

By Fabian Oswald


How to remove unwanted components from the cell nucleus

Researchers have uncovered how cells remove unwanted components from the nucleus following…

By Mathias Jäger


Three cells, each looking like a face.

Three little ghosts

Despite their ghostly appearance, these are very real cell nuclei infected with Influenza A virus – the only influenza virus known to cause…

By Ivy Kupec

Picture of the week


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