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.

Latest updates from EMBL's six sites

Solutions for urgent global challenges

EMBL attends COP26, will stress the life sciences have a critical role to play in tackling our environmental crisis

Harnessing molecular biology to accelerate the Green Recovery

EMBL is Europe’s leading life sciences laboratory



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


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


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


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


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


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

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EMBL's contribution to fighting the pandemic

See how EMBL is applying its skills, expertise, and resources