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Tissue culture plates in an incubator.

Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 behaves in the gut

Scientists at EMBL and Heidelberg University Hospital are studying how the novel coronavirus behaves in the gut to try to better understand its epidemiology and prevent its spread. To do this, they are combining advanced imaging and sequencing technologies to study coronavirus in human intestinal…

By Adam Gristwood

Science

An illustration of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq)

Enabling functional genomics studies in individual cells

Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have developed a new method, called Targeted Perturb-seq (TAP-seq), which increases the scale and precision of functional genomics CRISPR–Cas9 screens by orders of magnitude. Their method overcomes limitations in previous applications of single-cell RNA sequencing,…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Micropipette tips in a liquid-handling robot

Helping to scale up coronavirus testing

Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg are contributing their expertise in a community effort to develop large-scale testing methods for coronavirus. Their goal is to increase the capacity and speed of testing, which is crucial for containing the pandemic.…

By Marius Bruer

Science

Innovative method delivers new insights into the stem cell microenvironment

Researchers have developed new methods to reveal the 3D-organisation of bone marrow at a single cell level…

By Mathias Jäger

Science

Lars Steinmetz and Georgios Skiniotis

EMBL in the USA: future facing

Scientists will discuss the challenges ahead for international science at the EMBL in the USA event.…

By Cella Carr

Alumni

Guest looking at a panel at the REMIX exhibition produced for the European Researchers’ Night 2018

Advancing science and new perspectives

On 20 February, over 250 local supporters and friends met Edith Heard to celebrate a successful year…

By Patrick Mueller

Events

The strands of RNA within a single yeast cell can now be studied across the entire genome. IMAGE: Tobias Wüstefeld

New method to study gene expression in yeast cells

Scientists develop high-throughput yeast single-cell RNA sequencing method…

By Josh Tapley

Science

New Platform Transforms CRISPR Gene Editor Into Precision Tool. IMAGE: Irvine/NIST

CRISPR: from clipping scissors to word processor

New platform transforms CRISPR gene editor into precision tool…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

European Research Council (ERC)

EMBL researchers awarded prestigious ERC grants

Takashi Hiiragi and Lars Steinmetz received Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC)…

By Berta Carreño

Lab Matters

Colorised scanning electron micrograph of red blood cell infected with malaria parasites (blue); uninfected cells with a smooth red surface. IMAGE: (CC BY 2.0)

Mapping malaria

First detailed atlas of start points for genes expression in malaria-causing parasite…

By Dan Jones

Science

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