Barcelona, 13 June 2019 James Sharpe elected EMBO Member James Sharpe, Head of EMBL Barcelona, is one of 56 scientists elected as new EMBO Members this year. He joins a prestigious organisation of more than 1800 scientists that promotes excellence in the life sciences and enables international exchange among researchers.
Barcelona, 19 December 2018 Growing bio-inspired shapes with hundreds of tiny robots Hundreds of small robots can work in a team to create biology-inspired shapes – without an underlying master plan, purely based on local communication and movement. To achieve this, researchers from EMBL Barcelona, CRG and Bristol Robotics Laboratory introduced the biological principles of self-organisation to swarm robotics. Science Robotics publishes the results on 19 December.
Barcelona, 29 October 2018 ¡Hola, Barcelona! At EMBL Barcelona, biologists, physicists and computer scientists work together to understand and simulate the multi-scale connections between genes, cells and tissues. On 15 October, EMBL Barcelona hosted its Inauguration Symposium to officially introduce itself to the city. At this event, journalists, politicians and scientists got the chance to peek inside EMBL Barcelona’s new lab spaces and meet the researchers.
Barcelona, 20 June 2018 New theory deepens understanding of Turing patterns A team of researchers at EMBL Barcelona's Sharpe group have expanded Alan Turing’s seminal theory on how patterns are created in biological systems. This new theoretical model, published 20 June in Physical Review X, may answer whether nature’s patterns are governed by Turing’s mathematical model and could have applications in tissue engineering.