General, 18 January 2021 EMBL courses and conferences: learning lessons and looking ahead The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for those trying to organise scientific courses and conferences. As the scale of the disruption first became clear, EMBL moved quickly to ensure that its events could still go ahead.
Hamburg, 14 January 2021 Toadlet peptide transforms into a deadly weapon against bacteria Researchers at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and EMBL Hamburg have discovered remarkable molecular properties of an antimicrobial peptide from the skin of the Australian toadlet. The discovery could inspire the development of novel synthetic drugs to combat bacterial infections
Heidelberg, 18 December 2020 Stronger together Gene activation requires the cooperative activity of multiple transcription factors. Until now, the mechanism used by these factors to coordinate their actions has been poorly understood. EMBL’s Krebs group presents a DNA footprinting method that makes it possible to determine whether transcription factors co-occupy their target DNA in living cells.