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Read about some of EMBL's latest discoveries spanning the gut microbiome, vision, cancer multi-omics and organogenesis. Register for the upcoming Life Science Across the Globe seminar on planet biology, and save the date for our third conference on SARS-CoV-2 in December this year.

Common medications accumulate in gut bacteria

EMBL scientists and collaborators found drug accumulation may reduce drug effectiveness and alter the gut microbiome.

Vision unveiled: new roles for the retina

Evidence of an unexpected role for retinal cells in visual processing may lead to future prosthetic visual aids.

Charting a multi-omic universe
Constellations of molecules in tumours offer the potential for better customised cancer treatments.
The Spatial Mouse Atlas: new insights into cell fate

Combination of computational and image-based data creates a high-resolution atlas of organogenesis.

New horizons for virtual learning
How virtual training formats make the latest scientific research more accessible for teachers and students.
EMBL and Helmholtz Health join forces
EMBL and the six Helmholtz Centers of the Research Field Health are expanding their collaboration.
The secret life of baby octopuses

The Mesoscopic Imaging Facility (MIF) at EMBL Barcelon helps researchers study the ephemeral structures on the surface of the octopus skin in more detail.
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10 December 2021 | Virtual event
SARS-CoV-2 – Two Years On: Science Meets the Challenge

Join us for the third EMBL conference on SARS-CoV-2, and register by 2 December.

This online conference will bring together experts from different fields to present our current knowledge on SARS-CoV-2 molecular biology and epidemiology, as well as strategies and approaches to treatments and vaccines.
6 October 2021, 15:00 to 16:30 CEST | Virtual event
“Plant Biology: Mechanisms Meet Biodiversity”

Luis Herrera-Estrella, Institute of Genomics for Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance, US
Sandra Díaz, CONICET/National University of Córdoba, Argentina
Dame Caroline Dean, John Innes Centre, UK
Moderated by: Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK

Hosted by University of Buenos Aires/CONICET

Zoom Webinar I Passcode: 489171

Alongside exciting fellowships, there are job vacancies at several sites, including:

ARISE Fellowships for technology developers, All EMBL Sites (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain) (apply by 30 November)

Group Leader – Organoids and in vitro tissues, EMBL Barcelona (apply by 31 October)

Full Stack DevOps Software Developer, EMBL Grenoble (apply by 17 October)

Research Scientist / Technical Officer X-ray Imaging, EMBL Hamburg (apply by 3 October)

Laboratory Manager, EMBL Heidelberg (apply by 17 October)
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