Press releases from EMBL-EBI

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16 Jan 2019

Open data and biodiversity

How open scientific databases can contribute to Access and Benefit Sharing

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10 Jan 2019

Funding facilitates access to European proteomics facilities

EMBL-EBI and collaborators awarded grant for mass spectrometry-based proteomics research

GA4GH logo on globe

03 Jan 2019

A review of national genomic data initiatives

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) presents roadmap for sharing strategies, standards and genomic data internationally

Ewan Birney, EMBL-EBI Director. Credit: Carrie Tang

28 Dec 2018

Ewan Birney awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours List

Honour recognises services to computational genomics and leadership across the life sciences

Janet Thornton, Director Emeritus at EMBL-EBI and Vice President of the Scientific Council

20 Dec 2018

EMBL-EBI’s Director Emeritus named Vice President of European Research Council’s governing body

Janet Thornton will take up the role of joint Vice President of the Scientific Council in the new year

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07 Dec 2018

SourceData and BioStudies collaboration makes published data more accessible

SourceData and BioStudies collaboration brings open data sharing to EMBO Press

Biocatalysts logo. Discover new enzymes with MGnify

30 Nov 2018

Discovering new enzymes just got easier

EMBL-EBI's MGnify and Biocatalysts create an easy way to discover new enzymes. An industry case study.

DNA bracelets at LifeLab 2018

29 Nov 2018

Silver Engage Watermark acknowledges public engagement efforts

The Wellcome Genome Campus, home of EMBL-EBI, has been rewarded with the Silver Engage Watermark for public engagement

26 Nov 2018

Algorithm identifies multiple gene–environment relationships

New method will enhance understanding of relationship between genotype and environmental factors

05 Nov 2018

Parasitic worm genomes reveal novel treatment possibilities

Largest ever genomic study of parasitic worms identifies new genes and predicts new potential drug targets

01 Nov 2018

Genomes of all known UK species to be sequenced

The genomes of 66,000 UK species are to be sequenced as part of a global effort to sequence all known eukaryotic species on Earth

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26 Oct 2018

Sanofi joins Open Targets

Pharmaceutical company Sanofi joins public-private collaboration Open Targets

25 Oct 2018

Gene activity shapes immunity across species

Immune response genes have varied activity in an individual’s cells as well as across species 

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23 Oct 2018

Ewan Birney awarded ERC Synergy grant to study variation in vertebrates

EMBL-EBI Director and collaborators receive grant to investigate the sources of phenotype variation

23 Oct 2018

Classification of pre-clinical data could boost drug research

Annotation of substantial dataset of 135 000 animal model and phenotype assays to help identify new drugs and drug targets

Touchscreen showing genetic data. Credit Wellcome Sanger Institute

11 Oct 2018

Genetics-based disease predictions for chronic blood cancers

Researchers combine extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for blood cancer patients

08 Oct 2018

25 UK species’ genomes sequenced for first time

25 Genomes project to aid conservation and understanding of biodiversity

01 Oct 2018

Newly sequenced mouse genomes unearth unknown genes

Sixteen newly sequenced mouse strains reveal unexpected diversity that could impact disease research

DNA sequencing is accurate enough to diagnose tuberculosis and guide treatment

27 Sep 2018

Using genetics to tackle tuberculosis

In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, UK scientists have revealed a faster, more accurate way of diagnosing and treating tuberculosis (TB), using DNA sequencing.

18 Sep 2018

LifeLab - free events highlight discovery on your doorstep

EBL-EBI is supporting LifeLab to launch a programme of events to engage the public in science for European Researchers' Night