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Welcome: Olivier Duss

One of EMBL’s newest group leaders, Olivier Duss, will explore how RNA folds into functional structures and how it works with proteins to control a…

By Ivy Kupec

Lab Matters

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In kefir, microbial teamwork makes the dream work

Researchers discovered the dominant species of bacteria in kefir grains cannot endure without other species that help the 'team'…

By Ivy Kupec

Science

Curly-shaped trypanosomes, grey with bright specks of green fluorescent protein, against a grey background.

Tackling tropical diseases

Members of the EMBL community are working to improve our understanding of the parasites that cause malaria and sleeping…

By Luca Tancredi Barone

Science

The image shows the beamline P12 at EMBL Hamburg. In the centre, several cylindrical elements are connected into a pipe-like structure. In the front, it is connected to a white box-shaped device, and several smaller devices and cables visible around. There is also a grid visible around the beamline.

EMBL facilities support development of RNA vaccines

Biotechnology company BioNTech and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz conduct collaborative research with EMBL scientists at the beamline P12 in…

By Dorota Badowska

Science

Crystal selection for X-ray diffraction experiments.

Investigating the structure and mechanisms of coronavirus biomolecules

While global research on coronaviruses has shed light on the function of many SARS-CoV-2 proteins, the role of some crucial components remains…

By Adam Gristwood

Science

Novel method sheds new light on tumour-suppressing RNA

Researchers from EMBL Grenoble have developed a way to visualise large RNAs in 3D using biochemical and structural biology…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

The Influenza virus

Understanding the influenza virus

The infectious disease commonly known as flu is caused by the influenza virus. It spreads around the world in seasonal outbreaks, causing millions of…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

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Helping researchers identify host proteins used by coronavirus

EMBL scientists working in the groups of Matthias Hentze and Wolfgang Huber have created RBPbase – a database of RNA-binding proteins – to assist…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Characterising RNA alterations in cancer

The largest and most comprehensive catalogue of cancer-specific RNA alterations reveals new insights into the cancer…

By Vicky Hatch

Science

Lifetime Achievement Award for Matthias Hentze

EMBL Director honoured by the international RNA…

By Terry O'Connor

Events

MEG3 kissing loops essential for tumour suppression

MEG3 adopts a complex three-dimensional structure to fulfil its tumour suppressor…

By Doreen Feike

Science

An Ouroboros is prevented from eating its own tail by a ribbon of RNA

Role reversal: RNA controls protein function

EMBL scientists identify RNA regulating protein behaviour in switch of normal…

By Josh Tapley

Science

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