Exploring the secrets of life

Europe-wide, global impact, infinite curiosity. The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is a powerhouse of biological expertise.

With 27 member states, EMBL currently employs 1800 people with more than 80 independent research groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology at six sites in Barcelona, ​​Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, EMBL-EBI Hinxton and Rome.

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EMBL is Europe’s leading life sciences laboratory

Barcelona

At EMBL Barcelona, we study how tissues and organs develop and function in health and disease

Grenoble

EMBL's site in France is specialised in Structural Biology research, instrumentation development and services

Hamburg

EMBL Hamburg carries out research in structural and infection biology and provides related services

Heidelberg

EMBL’s headquarters and host to five research units and scientific core facilities

Hinxton

EMBL-EBI provides open data resources that enable discovery, and performs research in Computational Biology

Rome

EMBL’s site in Italy is a centre for research in Epigenetics and Neurobiology

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