Heidelberg, 21 February 2018 10x Genomics joins EMBL’s Corporate Partnership Programme California-based company 10x Genomics, Inc., whose innovative Chromium™ System was listed as one of the Top 10 innovations of 2017 by The Scientist, joins the EMBL Advanced Training Centre Corporate Partnership Programme. Under the programme’s auspices, 10x Genomics and EMBL will serve a global community of single-cell investigators, providing advanced training in single-cell genomics and transcriptomics to be hosted in the Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg.
Heidelberg, 20 February 2018 Jacques Dubochet donates Nobel medal to EMBL Jacques Dubochet, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017, donated an official replica of his Nobel medal to EMBL. In the accompanying note, he states: “I am pleased to offer this copy of my Nobel medal to EMBL in testimony of my great thankfulness to an institution that, in my view, would deserve to be the laureate of the Prize.”
Barcelona, 16 February 2018 Women in Science Day School Event Neus Martinez and Xavi Diego, members of the Sharpe Group at EMBL Barcelona, visited the Eulàlia Bota Primary School, in the north of the city, to talk about women, science and curiosity with 6-year-old children. The objective of the event was to awake the Einstein and Marie Curie in them and try to share the idea that anyone could be a scientist as long as they are curious!
Heidelberg, 13 February 2018 The future of Training (2) 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of EMBL’s course and conference programme and ten years of training at EMBL-EBI. The second part of the mini-series keeps on exploring how EMBL training experts believe scientific training will evolve in the future.
Hinxton, 12 February 2018 Study identifies new diabetes genes Researchers at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), with colleagues at the Helmholtz Center Munich and the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC), have identified hundreds of genes that could play an important role in the development of metabolic diseases such as diabetes. Published in Nature Communications, the study identified novel links to metabolic traits for 429 genes in mice, and showed that 23 of these genes may play a role in human diabetes.
General, 12 February 2018 On the orchids of Darwin For Darwin Day, EMBL’s Andrea Cerase reflects on Darwin’s studies of orchids, which helped to establish the idea that many types of flowers are insect pollinated, and laid the foundations for an important branch of evolutionary studies – co-evolution.