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🏵️ Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful orange poppy flower basking in the sun at the Janelia campus. Photographed by our Erik Snapp.
Reddish feathers on the head, neck and shoulders are common among male house finches, like this one captured on campus by Janelian Erik Snapp.
👽 While it looks alien, this cluster of spore-bearing sporangia called sorus can be found on the underside of a fern frond, in this case, a tiny polypody fern, Polypodium virginianum. Captured and stained by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz.
Wishing you a happy first day of September with this lovely bluebird on the Janelia campus, captured by our Erik Snapp. 🐦
🐞 The saliva of aphids and other insects creates growths on plants called galls which provide bugs a protected place to feed and reproduce. Janelia scientists have identified the insect genes that direct gall development.

🍂 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sXN3tC
Desmidiliaes comprises more than 8000 species of single-cell fresh water algae worldwide, exhibiting vast diversity of shapes and sizes. Desmids, like these captured at 400x magnification by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz, prefer nutrient-poor, slightly acidic water, and have low tolerance for heavy metals. 🎸
🥚 A female fruit fly can lay hundreds of eggs in her short life—but only after mating. Researchers at Janelia have untangled the neural pathway that gives a fly’s egg-laying machinery the green light.

🚦 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AUXYa6
☕ In pre-pandemic times, Janelians used 2,000 mugs per day, and went through almost 2.5 tons of coffee each year. Do you have a Janelia mug out in the wild? Share a picture of yours in the comments!
Neurons, take your places! Watch as cells that eventually become neurons (🔴, 🟠, and 🟡 spheres) migrate during embryonic development. This view is made possible by an imaging method that allows researchers to observe blossoming neurons in living animals.

🤩 Read more: https://bit.ly/3Ar1CIU
🐌 Besides its shell, the only hard part of a snail is its tongue. 👅 This snail tongue (or radula), captured at 250x magnification by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz, is made of hundreds of tiny chitinous teeth. Those hard teeth are used to scrape algae off of rocks.
Scientific Operations Lead Technician of the COSEM (Cell Organelle Segmentation in Electron Microscopy) Team, Grace Park enjoys painting and drawing on her tablet which she uses to annotate multiple organelles inside cells.

Learn more about the COSEM Project: https://bit.ly/3BPpqY6
By tracing the winding paths of neurons in the fly brain, Janelia and Google scientists have constructed the most complete map of the fly brain ever created, pinpointing millions of connections between 25,000 neurons.

🧠 Read more: https://bit.ly/2Vuri8k

Janelia is a pioneering research center where scientists from many disciplines gather to collaborate

Janelia's overall objective is to pursue fundamental problems in basic biomedical research that are difficult to approach in academia and industry, because:

* They require expertise from disparate areas.
* They are too long-term for standard funding mechanisms.
* They are outside the current priorities of other funding agencies.

Timeline photos 09/23/2021

🏵️ Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful orange poppy flower basking in the sun at the Janelia campus. Photographed by our Erik Snapp.

Timeline photos 09/13/2021

Reddish feathers on the head, neck and shoulders are common among male house finches, like this one captured on campus by Janelian Erik Snapp.

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 09/06/2021

👽 While it looks alien, this cluster of spore-bearing sporangia called sorus can be found on the underside of a fern frond, in this case, a tiny polypody fern, Polypodium virginianum. Captured and stained by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz.

Timeline photos 09/01/2021

Wishing you a happy first day of September with this lovely bluebird on the Janelia campus, captured by our Erik Snapp. 🐦

Timeline photos 08/30/2021

🐞 The saliva of aphids and other insects creates growths on plants called galls which provide bugs a protected place to feed and reproduce. Janelia scientists have identified the insect genes that direct gall development.

🍂 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3sXN3tC

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 08/26/2021

Desmidiliaes comprises more than 8000 species of single-cell fresh water algae worldwide, exhibiting vast diversity of shapes and sizes. Desmids, like these captured at 400x magnification by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz, prefer nutrient-poor, slightly acidic water, and have low tolerance for heavy metals. 🎸

08/18/2021

🥚 A female fruit fly can lay hundreds of eggs in her short life—but only after mating. Researchers at Janelia have untangled the neural pathway that gives a fly’s egg-laying machinery the green light.

🚦 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3AUXYa6

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 08/16/2021

☕ In pre-pandemic times, Janelians used 2,000 mugs per day, and went through almost 2.5 tons of coffee each year. Do you have a Janelia mug out in the wild? Share a picture of yours in the comments!

08/09/2021

Neurons, take your places! Watch as cells that eventually become neurons (🔴, 🟠, and 🟡 spheres) migrate during embryonic development. This view is made possible by an imaging method that allows researchers to observe blossoming neurons in living animals.

🤩 Read more: https://bit.ly/3Ar1CIU

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 08/05/2021

🐌 Besides its shell, the only hard part of a snail is its tongue. 👅 This snail tongue (or radula), captured at 250x magnification by Janelian Igor Siwanowicz, is made of hundreds of tiny chitinous teeth. Those hard teeth are used to scrape algae off of rocks.

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 08/03/2021

Scientific Operations Lead Technician of the COSEM (Cell Organelle Segmentation in Electron Microscopy) Team, Grace Park enjoys painting and drawing on her tablet which she uses to annotate multiple organelles inside cells.

Learn more about the COSEM Project: https://bit.ly/3BPpqY6

08/02/2021

By tracing the winding paths of neurons in the fly brain, Janelia and Google scientists have constructed the most complete map of the fly brain ever created, pinpointing millions of connections between 25,000 neurons.

🧠 Read more: https://bit.ly/2Vuri8k

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 07/29/2021

This serpentine sculpture that sits alongside Janelia’s lake is affectionately named Red Nessie. It’s a symbol for scientific discovery: What’s visible above the surface is just a part of what’s actually there. The rest, we must imagine.

📷 Share your favorite snapshot of Red Nessie and we might feature it!

Timeline photos 07/28/2021

💻 Scientists at Janelia have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can automatically pick out connections between neurons in electron microscope images of the fruit fly brain.

😮 Find out more: https://bit.ly/3zIgaU0

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 07/28/2021

Don't miss our upcoming event “HIV Cure,” featuring leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker, Thumbi Ndungu and Sharon Lewin. Hosted by UCT Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

📆 August 4 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Africa Health Research Institute | Desmond Tutu Health Foundation

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 07/27/2021

We asked our colleagues at Janelia what their hobby is and how it influences, inspires, or informs their work. Outside of supervising Janelia's food service, Dan Bueno collects die-cast collectible “Hot Wheels.” Whether in collectible cars or a delicious meal, the attention to detail is what Dan appreciates most.

07/26/2021

🦠 Welcome to the inside of an endosome. A technique called cryo-SR/EM melds images captured from electron microscopes and super-resolution light microscopes, resulting in detailed 3D views of the inside of cells.

🔬 Read more: https://bit.ly/2VfZTXe

07/22/2021

Meet the Panelists - Thomas Cech on Successful Trainees

“Take time off and think about it with other people.” Thomas Cech of the University of Colorado Boulder shares advice on how can find success. From our June event.

ℹ️ Find out more: https://bit.ly/3wV7fN1

Timeline photos 07/20/2021

TOMORROW! What are the limits of human tissue repair? Why can some organisms completely recreate lost structures? Join us for “R3 — Replace, Repair, Regenerate”: our two-day workshop on clinical and mechanistic paradigms in tissue repair.

🦠 Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Bi3rcl

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 07/20/2021

📷 Director of Student and Postdoc Programs Erik Snapp loves photographing the birds, bugs, reptiles and mammals on our wildlife-friendly Janelia Campus. Check out a few of his stunning 'Snappshots.'

Follow Erik's photography on Instagram .

Timeline photos 07/19/2021

How close is a cure for ? Join leading researchers Linda-Gail Bekker (Desmond Tutu HIV Centre), Thumbi Ndungu (Africa Health Research Institute) and Sharon Lewin (The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity) for the latest in our lecture series hosted by the Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine.

📆 August 4 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Timeline photos 07/19/2021

Using black and blue lights, researchers at Janelia trick fruit flies into thinking they're moving while fixed in place under a microscope. This setup allows scientists to study the neurons that help flies build mental maps of the world.

🔬Read more: https://bit.ly/3hLxpxK

David Reich: "Origins of Humans and Culture" 07/16/2021

David Reich: "Origins of Humans and Culture"

🧬 David Reich from Harvard Medical School on how ancient shaped the population history of Britain.

📽️ From our July lecture series, hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

David Reich: "Origins of Humans and Culture" Featured speaker: David Reich, HHMI/Harvard Medical SchoolEach month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and societal topics of global impor...

K Thangaraj: "Origins of Humans and Culture" 07/13/2021

K Thangaraj: "Origins of Humans and Culture"

K Thangaraj of the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics - CDFD examines and to tell a story about India's population history.

🎦 From our July lecture series, hosted by National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

K Thangaraj: "Origins of Humans and Culture" Featured speaker: K Thangaraj, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis (CDFD)Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and societal...

Himla Soodyall: "Origins of Humans and Culture" 07/12/2021

Himla Soodyall: "Origins of Humans and Culture"

During this month's event, Academy of Science of South Africa Executive Officer Dr. Himla Soodyall shared an African perspective on the nexus of and more. 🌍

Hosted by National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Himla Soodyall: "Origins of Humans and Culture" Featured Speaker: Himla Soodyall, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and societal topi...

07/12/2021

Odontoblasts Microscopy

Brrrr 🥶 Research led by Janelia's David Clapham explains how our teeth sense cold. Cold-sensing cells called odontoblasts (green) use receptors called TRPC5 to detect drops in temperature. The molecule could serve as a new target for drugs that block dentin hypersensitivity to cold.

🦷 Read more: https://bit.ly/2TTQzbC

Origins of Humans and Culture 07/09/2021

Origins of Humans and Culture

Watch the full replay of this month's event: “Origins of Humans and Culture.” Moderated by evolutionary genomicist Sarah Tishkoff of the University of Pennsylvania.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17Hqu27Jn4M

Origins of Humans and Culture Click "Show More" to see the full schedule of speakers and links to individual talks.Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and soci...

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 07/08/2021

Architect Rafael Viñoly constructed these 3D scale models of the proposed Janelia campus to visualize how the finished project would encourage collaboration across disciplines and fit with local topography.

🏗️ Read more: https://bit.ly/3hoDlMM

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 07/05/2021

🧪 Do not adjust your computer monitor. This amazing fluorescent glow is our new JFX dye for live-cell imaging. JFX dyes are made with a modified “heavy” form of hydrogen and are available for free to scientists.

ℹ️ Learn more: https://bit.ly/3hhN5Z9

07/04/2021

🎆 POW! 🎆 Cells have their own unique type of fireworks! WATCH as an actin comet tail carries along a mitochondrion during cell division. This colorful display is part of a process that distributes energy-making mitochondria to new cells.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3yqOX7N

Day 1: Mechanics in Physiological Systems - From Organelle to Organism 07/01/2021

Day 1: Mechanics in Physiological Systems - From Organelle to Organism

Our June Workshops “Mechanics in Physiological Systems: From Organelle to Organism” are live on YouTube!

Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPm_Cvv7GpY
Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8s2GgbdsXI

Day 1: Mechanics in Physiological Systems - From Organelle to Organism Click "Show More" to see the full schedule of speakers and links to individual talks.This workshop will bring together scientists with both top-down and bott...

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 06/28/2021

A National Academy of Sciences member, Sarah Tishkoff is a professor of genetics and biology at the University of Pennsylvania where she studies evolutionary genomic and phenotypic variation in African populations.

Join us as Dr. Tishkoff moderates our next event: “Origins of Humans and Culture.”

📆 July 7 at 9am ET
🔗 Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 06/25/2021

Join us for “Origins of Humans and Culture,” our next event featuring Himla Soodyall, K. Thangaraj and David Reich. Hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

🗓️ July 7 at 9am ET
💡 Learn more: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Timeline photos 06/22/2021

🍖 What can science tell us about the genetic and cultural origins of humans? Join us July 7 at 9am ET for the latest in our Life Science Across the Globe online lecture series hosted by the National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

06/17/2021

Preview | Narry Kim defines miRNA

Wondering what short single-stranded molecules are all about? 🤔

🎥 Then watch Narry Kim's lecture on how her team at the Institute for Basic Science is defining and observing its important regulatory functions: https://bit.ly/3iPuFjQ

06/15/2021

Preview | Xiaohua Shen on RNA Retrotransposon Subtypes

Xiaohua Shen's team at the Tsinghua-Peking Centre For Life Sciences is investigating chromatin regulation and transcription in two particular subtypes of retrotransposons which convert RNA back into DNA.

🎥 Watch Shen's full lecture: https://bit.ly/352K9bM

It's Personal: Zoom'd Out Workplace Ready For Face-To-Face Conversations To Return 06/14/2021

It's Personal: Zoom'd Out Workplace Ready For Face-To-Face Conversations To Return

Our return to the Janelia Research Campus and the impromptu conversations that spark discovery was featured by NPR.

“This building — it's been socially engineered so that you do have those kinds of collisions,” said Vivek Jayaraman, head of Mechanistic Cognitive Neuroscience at Janelia.

It's Personal: Zoom'd Out Workplace Ready For Face-To-Face Conversations To Return Before the pandemic, the Janelia Research Campus was a hive of collaboration. Now, as researchers return to their offices and labs, they're eager to restore the connections lost this past year.

06/09/2021

Preview | Thomas Cech on non-coding RNAs

While is often associated with the creation of protein, the majority of RNAs have other functions.

Watch Thomas Cech's full lecture on why non-coding RNAs are the future of RNA research: https://bit.ly/3iBFSnE

Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics 06/08/2021

Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics

Watch the full replay of our talks on Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics—moderated by EMBL Director General Edith Heard.

Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics Click "Show More" to see the full schedule of speakers and links to individual talks.Each month, Life Science Across the Globe highlights scientific and soci...

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 06/01/2021

TOMORROW: Join us for a discussion and Q&A about Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics at 9am ET. EMBL’s Edith Heard—recent WHO Science Council appointee—moderates our global panel hosted by Tsinghua-Peking Center for Life Sciences.

Event link: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 05/29/2021

Don’t miss our next event “Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics” with Thomas Cech, Xiaohua Shen, Narry Kim, and moderator Edith Heard—Join us June 2 at 9am ET: http://bit.ly/LSAGsems



National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS | MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Photos from Janelia Research Campus's post 05/27/2021

Join Nobel Prize winner Thomas Cech, Xiaohua Shen of Tsinghua University, and Narry Kim of Seoul National University for a panel discussion and Q&A on Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics. Moderated by EMBL Director General Edith Heard.

June 2 at 9am ET: https://bit.ly/LSAGcalendar



MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology | National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS | Peking University

Timeline photos 05/25/2021

Our monthly event series continues with an exciting panel discussion on Non-coding RNAs and Epigenetics—moderated by EMBL Director General Edith Heard. Join us June 2 at 9am ET: https://bit.ly/3vlfT7I

Timeline photos 05/24/2021

“We’ve got to start critiquing what we teach, how we teach, and who teaches it.”

The University of Cape Town featured the words of Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng during our May speaker event: “Inclusion of Underrepresented Populations in Science.”

https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-05-21-as-much-as-education-changes-lives-lives-should-change-education

Life Science Across the Globe 05/04/2021

Life Science Across the Globe

Join us on Wednesday, May 5 at 9 am. ET for the relaunch of Life Science Across the Globe! Janelia has teamed up with 7 other life sciences institutes on 5 continents to develop this monthly online event series, where leading scholars from around the world come together to discuss the most exciting advances in science and society. All events are free and open to anyone, anywhere.

Tomorrow’s event is “Inclusion of Underrepresented Populations in Science,” moderated by Kenny Gibbs from National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Speakers include Freeman Hrabowski and Michael Summers from UMBC, Mamokgethi Phakeng from University of Cape Town, Ramakrishna Ramaswamy from IIT Delhi, and Sonajharia Minz from Sido Kanhu Murmu University.

Special thanks to our partners, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, European Molecular Biology Laboratory - EMBL, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Centre for Biological Sciences - NCBS , Instituto Ifibyne, and the UCT Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine. Learn more, and sign up to attend, at lifescienceacrosstheglobe.org.

Life Science Across the Globe A virtual seminar series that brings together scientists and scholars around the world

Here’s How Insects Coax Plants into Making Galls | Janelia Research Campus 03/12/2021

Here’s How Insects Coax Plants into Making Galls | Janelia Research Campus

ICYMI: Newly identified proteins in aphid saliva can reprogram plant development, coaxing witch hazel trees into producing a cone-shaped shelter for aphids rather than normal leaf tissue.

Here’s How Insects Coax Plants into Making Galls | Janelia Research Campus Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus group leader David Stern and his colleagues have identified proteins in aphid saliva that can alter plant development. These proteins drive abnormal growths called galls, which give insects a protected place to feed and reproduce.

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🥚 A female fruit fly can lay hundreds of eggs in her short life—but only after mating. Researchers at Janelia have untan...
Neurons, take your places! Watch as cells that eventually become neurons (🔴, 🟠, and 🟡 spheres) migrate during embryonic ...
By tracing the winding paths of neurons in the fly brain, Janelia and Google scientists have constructed the most comple...
🦠 Welcome to the inside of an endosome. A technique called cryo-SR/EM melds images captured from electron microscopes an...
Meet the Panelists - Thomas Cech on Successful Trainees
Odontoblasts Microscopy
🎆 POW! 🎆 Cells have their own unique type of fireworks! WATCH as an actin comet tail carries along a mitochondrion durin...
Preview | Narry Kim defines miRNA
Preview | Xiaohua Shen on RNA Retrotransposon Subtypes
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