From genes to whole organisms, from chemistry to computational biology, EMBL's diverse research programme is pushing the limits of biological knowledge
EMBL is Europe’s leading life sciences laboratory
We train students and scientists to perform world-class biological research, and provide state-of-the-art technologies for a wide range of scientific and experimental services. Some 1800 people working at six laboratory sites throughout Europe are publishing over 800 publications per year, and running events and conferences at the cutting edge of biological research.
EMBL seeks to better understand the molecular basis of life. In the process, we’re changing European science.
EMBL was set up to promote molecular biology across Europe, and to create a centre of excellence for training Europe's leading young molecular biologists. To accomplish this, EMBL pursues five missions:
EMBL has developed an integrative, interdisciplinary structure to study and understand biological phenomena in their full complexity.
Core facilities provide space and equipment for physical experiments, while digital services such as molecular databases serve millions of users each year.
To push the boundaries of biological knowledge, EMBL scientists invent new tools and techniques, and engage in technology transfer.
EMBL’s multifaceted training programme covers students at all levels from high-school to postdocs, as well as professional development for scientists.
EMBL works to establish links and initiate collaborative projects between scientists in Europe and the wider world.
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
Innovation in the life sciences is rooted in fundamental research. Today’s technology and improved living conditions are the fruits of our past investments in science. By supporting EMBL research with your philanthropic contribution, you are enabling progress in its purest form.
The EMBL Alumni Relations programme fosters connections between the laboratory, its member states, current EMBL staff, EMBL alumni and the public.