EMBL-EBI Announcements

Artist's impression of the research. Credit: Holly Joynes, Rayne Zaayman-Gallant/EMBL; Adobe Stock

26 May 2020

Distinguishing coronavirus genome mutations from inadvertent errors

EMBL-EBIhttp://virological.org/t/issues-with-sars-cov-2-sequencing-data/473 scientists have performed a large-scale analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomes, which reveals a need for cautious interpretation of sequencing data to identify mutations within the virus’s genome.

Artist's interpretation of cell clusters in humans and mice.

18 May 2020

An automated method for cell type discovery

Identifying cell types from single-cell RNA sequencing data is now more efficient than ever.

23 Mar 2020

New insights into the regulators that control cell shape

First systematic functional characterisation and systems view of Rho GTPases, the key regulators of cell shape changes

EMBL-EBI South Building

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: latest EMBL-EBI updates

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, EMBL-EBI closes its premises on 18 March, but will continue to maintain data services

Paul Flicek appointed ISCB fellow

27 Feb 2020

Paul Flicek becomes ISCB fellow

The International Society for Computational Biology appoints EMBL-EBI Associate Director as distinguished fellow

Ian Dunham receives funding for machine learning project

26 Feb 2020

Funding to use machine learning in neurodevelopmental disability interventions

Ian Dunham receives funding for UK-Canada machine learning project exploring neurodevelopmental disability

SARS-CoV-2 protein structure

24 Feb 2020

Coronavirus data resources at EMBL-EBI

In response to the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus first reported in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, EMBL-EBI is gathering and sharing data resources as they become available. 

Researchers can now see a breakdown of relevant data hosted at EMBL-EBI on the Pathogen Portal. This includes sequences of outbreak isolates and records relating to coronavirus biology.

 See available data

Artists interpretation of pinpointing the onset of cancer progression

04 Feb 2020

Cancer mutations occur decades before diagnosis

A large-scale pan-cancer analysis of the evolutionary history of tumours reveals that cancer-causing mutations occur decades before diagnosis 

Artists impression of chromothripsis

04 Feb 2020

Chromothripsis in human cancer

Newly discovered mutational phenomenon chromothripsis is prevalent across more cancers than previously thought.  

Artists impression of a gene fusion network.

04 Feb 2020

Characterising RNA alterations in cancer

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

Single-cell sequencing plots showing RNA expression, DNA methylation, and chromatin accessibility

11 Dec 2019

Using multiomics to define the mammalian primary germ layers

Using multiple data types to understand how the mammalian embryo develops in its earliest stages of life