General, 23 November 2020 Microbiomes help predict the future of the Atlantic The world’s oceans are facing a worrying suite of threats caused by humans. Marine ecosystems are changing faster than ever before, as a result of overfishing, pollution, and global warming. These silent shifts have profound impacts on animals and people everywhere, so understanding them is crucial. A new and ambitious project, AtlantECO, brings together 36 organisations, including EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), in the quest to explore the Atlantic Ocean from pole to pole.
Heidelberg, 17 November 2020 ARISE fellowship programme readying for applications EMBL’s ARISE fellowship programme will be the first long-term preparatory programme of its kind. Over the next five years, EMBL will train a diverse group of 62 engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, and others to develop and run research infrastructure to become future leaders in technology development and to take senior positions in life science research infrastructure, either in academia or industry.
Rome, 28 October 2020 Should I run, or should I not? The neural basis of aggression and flight Researchers in the Gross group at EMBL Rome have investigated the mechanism behind defensive behaviour in mice. They have identified a specific area of the brain that encodes both spatial and threat cues to drive location-specific defensive responses.
General, 22 October 2020 EOSC: shaping Europe’s digital future EMBL’s Rupert Lück is helping to develop the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): the infrastructure that will support the future of data sharing and analysis in Europe. It is a joint initiative between the European Commission, the EU member states and associated countries, and other stakeholders, which aims to solve data challenges by building a trusted and open virtual environment for the scientific community and others.