From genomes to organisms, EMBL is exploring the secrets of life.
Europe-wide, global impact, infinite curiosity.
News from EMBL’s six sites
Presenting EMBL’s successes and important events during Edith Heard's first year as Director General.
From genes to whole organisms, from biochemistry to computational biology, EMBL’s diverse research programme is pushing the limits of our biological knowledge. EMBL researchers are inventing cutting-edge experimental techniques and technologies to further explore the secrets of life.
EMBL serves a community of millions of life scientists working in laboratories and research institutions all over the world. Our core facilities provide physical experimental services from genome sequencing to synchrotrons, and EMBL-EBI maintains the world’s most comprehensive range of freely available and up-to-date molecular data resources.
EMBL runs educational conferences, seminars, events and professional development for all levels of experience. Whether you’re still in high school or a professional academic, working at EMBL or just visiting, our diverse training and education prospectus has something for everyone.
EMBL’s site in Spain specialises in tissue biology and disease modelling
Located on the EPN science campus, EMBL’s site in France is a centre for structural biology studies
Research in structural biology benefits from the powerful accelerator facilities on Hamburg’s DESY campus
EMBL’s headquarters and host to five research units and scientific core facilities
EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute uses its comprehensive data resources to enable discoveries worldwide
EMBL’s site in Italy is a centre for research in epigenetics and neurobiology
Our contribution to fighting the pandemic.
Understanding how cells work and how they are organised
Chemical tools to answer biological questions
Computing to analyse data from a range of biological experiments
How a single cell becomes a multicellular organism
Cell and statistical approaches to better understand diseases
Studying the genetic blueprint that coordinates all cellular processes
Cutting-edge technology, zooming into life at the tiniest scales
Sharing ideas across disciplines to revolutionise biology
Enabling technology for a host of experimental methods
Mathematical analysis is crucial to the data-rich science of biology
How biological tissues develop, work, regenerate, and heal