Meet our Director: Lars Steinmetz

Lars Steinmetz is the director of the Life Science Alliance.

With his joint position as a Group Leader and Senior Scientist in the Genome Biology Unit at EMBL and Professor of Genetics at Stanford, Lars is the primary link between the two institutions. We caught up with him to hear more about his joint career, the benefits of transatlantic collaborations and what we are looking for in a bridging excellence fellow.


The Life Science Alliance hosts the first joint workshop in Structural Biology

In early May some of the top researchers in structural biology from EMBL and Stanford gathered for the first joint workshop in structural biology.

Organized by Matthias Wilmanns and Keith Hodgson, the aim was to encourage researchers to talk and think about common areas of opportunities and challenges. Read more about hot topics in structural biology, discussions on the future of the field and plans for collaboration.

Kipoi provides centralised access to standardised machine learning models.

A new repository from the Stegle, Kundaje and Gagneur Labs provides free centralised access to machine learning models trained on genomic data.

Biologist + Statistician = interdisciplinary science at its best.

Susan Holmes visited EMBL for her Distinguished Visitor Lecture. We took this opportunity to speak to Susan and Wolfgang Huber about their joint research, their new book Modern Statistics for Modern Biology and the benefits of a Stanford-EMBL alliance.

Collaborating to cure rare disease.

We caught up with two of our postdocs from the Bertozzi and Steinmetz labs who are working on the project dissecting NGLY1 deficiency. They talk to us about their work on the project, tips for collaboration and how it will play a role in their future careers.