Rainbow over Hanseatic city

Rainbow on a cloudy sky above technical buildings.
Rainbow over the campus in Hamburg. Credit: Juliane Wunderlich/EMBL

Hamburg in Germany hosts one of EMBL’s six sites. The city is notorious for its windy and rainy weather. Lots of rain also means a high chance of beautiful rainbows, like this one captured by Juliane Wunderlich, a postdoc in the Löw group.

EMBL Hamburg is located on the campus of the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), with synchrotron radiation and laser facilities available – an advert for the latter can be seen right under the rainbow. In addition, a powerful X-ray free-electron laser is under construction at a nearby partner institute.

Activities at EMBL Hamburg focus on structural biology methods. The site operates three state-of-the-art beamlines for macromolecular X-ray crystallography and small-angle X-ray scattering of biological samples, complemented by facilities for sample preparation and characterisation, and data evaluation. EMBL Hamburg combines cutting-edge technology with an ambitious research programme for structures of multifunctional proteins and protein complexes of biomedical relevance.

Credit: Juliane Wunderlich/EMBL

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