Heidelberg, 2 April 2020 EMBL shares expertise with four European institutes Three international teams involving various research groups and core facilities at EMBL Heidelberg have been granted funding from the European Commission (EC) for three Twinning projects with institutes in Portugal and the Czech Republic. The projects will enable the creation of new research networks and collaborations across Europe. They are funded with €1 million each and will run for three years.
Heidelberg, 1 April 2020 Understanding brain tumours in children The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastomas – dangerous brain tumours affecting children – are hereditary. These are the findings of a recent genetic analysis carried out by scientists from the Korbel group and numerous colleagues around the world.
Hinxton, 27 March 2020 EMBL-EBI leads International collaboration to share COVID-19 research data EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and collaborators have started developing the European COVID-19 Data Platform, an initiative to help fight the SARS-CoV-2 virus by improving and accelerating the exchange of data among researchers globally.
Heidelberg, Hamburg, Barcelona, Grenoble, Rome, 25 March 2020 Update on the Coronavirus EMBL is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for our staff and visitors. In the interests of transparency, we are publishing our Director General’s internal advice to staff on the current coronavirus situation.
Heidelberg, Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Rome, 20 March 2020 The history of EMBL in many voices The EMBL Archive is a living repository for the objects – both physical and digital – that embody EMBL’s scientific and institutional heritage, and the history of European molecular biology. But without the context of the stories behind them, some archival holdings can have little meaning. Our institutional memory is preserved not only in documentary heritage but also – and sometimes more vividly – in the personal stories and memories of the people who have experienced EMBL through its history.
Heidelberg, 17 March 2020 2020 EMBL Alumni Award winners announced The winners of the 2020 EMBL Alumni Awards have been selected. Giorgia Guglielmi wins the John Kendrew Award for her journalism work focusing on the intersection of science and society, while John van der Oost wins the Lennart Philipson Award for his contributions to our understanding of the genome editing tool known as CRISPR–Cas. The awards will be presented as part of the EMBL World Alumni Day celebrations in Heidelberg on 17 July. Here, the awardees discuss some of the defining moments in their careers.