Press releases from EMBL-EBI

Protein structures representing the data obtained via AlphaFold

22 Jul 2021

DeepMind and EMBL release the most complete database of predicted 3D structures of human proteins

Partners use AlphaFold, the AI system recognised last year as a solution to the protein structure prediction problem, to release more than 350,000 protein structure predictions including the entire human proteome to the scientific community 

Protein structural biology

22 Jul 2021

Great expectations – the potential impacts of AlphaFold DB

A discussion of the applications that AlphaFold DB may enable and the possible impact of the resource on science and society

Mouse-ear cress protein structure prediction from the AlphaFold database

22 Jul 2021

Accessible 3D protein models to accelerate scientific discovery

DeepMind and EMBL-EBI to make millions of protein structure predictions freely available to the scientific community

Artist's impression of the proteasome targeting proteins for degradation.

09 Jul 2021

The PROTACtable genome – a new route to drug discovery

Researchers establish a framework for identifying new drugs capable of exploiting a cell’s own machinery  

Cryo-EM structure of the flagellar motor-hook complex from Salmonella, with EDMB and wwPDB logos superimposed

23 Jun 2021

EMDB becomes a partner in Worldwide Protein Data Bank

Formal agreement between wwPDB and EMDB signed

Artist's impression of R2DT software for RNA structures

09 Jun 2021

Visualising RNA structures using R2DT

New software enables scientists to visualise RNA secondary structures using the world’s largest RNA structure dataset

EMBL EMBO Members 2021

07 Jun 2021

EMBL scientists elected as EMBO Members

John Marioni, Alex Bateman, and Takashi Hiiragi have been elected to EMBO Membership

Artist's impression of an ocean microbiome

07 Jun 2021

A workflow for marine genomic data analysis

International effort set to develop standards and analysis for marine genomics data

Artist’s impression of different SARS-CoV-2 variants.

28 May 2021

Genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in England

The largest in-depth analysis of genomic surveillance data mapping out the dynamics of 62 lineages of the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Diagram illustrating the different stages of the bioimaging data sharing process

21 May 2021

Metadata to make microscopy images more open

New metadata guidelines for bioimages proposed to the community in the hope of unleashing the full potential of bioimaging data

Artist's interpretation of how larger genome pieces are easier to assemble

28 Apr 2021

Piecing together the best reference genome

Researchers reveal the best technology for assembling reference genomes to date

Coronavirus and T cells on pink background. Artist's impression.

20 Apr 2021

Different immune responses identified in patients with COVID-19

Researchers identify differences in immune response in asymptomatic COVID-19 cases compared to those with severe symptoms

Wild lichen

16 Apr 2021

Using metagenomic techniques to explore lichens

Researchers have used a metagenomics approach to piece together the genomes of yeasts found in wild lichens 

Artist’s impression of open data in Latin America

15 Apr 2021

The value of open data for Latin American science

Scientists from the CABANA project explore how open data is benefiting global research efforts 

ChEMBL used for COVID drug discovery

09 Apr 2021

Repurposing drugs to manage COVID-19 progression

Researchers use large-scale human genetic studies to identify drug targets important for managing COVID-19 in its early stages 

Genetics of ageing

08 Apr 2021

Linking genetics and age-related diseases

Researchers have used human medical and genetic data from UK Biobank to investigate the genetics of age-related diseases 

Breast cancer cells

07 Apr 2021

‘Patchwork’ tumours prevalent across multiple cancer types

Scientists have confirmed that tumour evolution is driven by changes that benefit the cancer, leading to a wide range of variation in tumours

Artists interpretation of single-cell sequencing analysis

01 Apr 2021

Single-cell RNAseq analysis made easy

Single Cell interactive application (SCiAp) is a new single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) interface that makes data analysis accessible to researchers

Graphic of checklist on mathematical background

25 Mar 2021

Improving reproducibility in systems biology

BioModels designs an eight-point scorecard to improve mathematical model reproducibility in the life sciences 

PGS Catalog logo on dark background with DNA strand

10 Mar 2021

Getting polygenic risk scores into the clinic

An open database for polygenic risk scores and guidelines for how to report them