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.
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!
Barcelona, 29 May 2017 James Sharpe appointed Head of EMBL Barcelona James Sharpe, who invented a 3D imaging technique for looking at tissues and organs, will be the first Head of EMBL Barcelona. The new EMBL site will focus on tissue biology and disease modelling, and make state-of-the-art imaging technologies like Sharpe’s available to scientists worldwide. Sharpe, who currently leads the Systems Biology Programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, is expected to start his lab at EMBL this Autumn.