EMBL Communications

Informing, inspiring, and engaging society with EMBL’s research, services and training

As a publicly funded organisation, EMBL has both a responsibility and an interest to feed back on its work by communicating its innovative research programmes and cutting-edge science, and bringing the questions, concerns and responses of the public to the laboratory.


We seek to maximise the societal benefit of our knowledge and skills by: helping to inspire the next generation of researchers, engineers, technicians, and other professionals; by informing national and European policymaking, and; providing opportunities to inform and engage society.

We communicate the outcomes and benefits of our innovative research and training programmes, cutting-edge science and technology, and activities for the benefit of Europe, to audiences including policymakers, funding agencies and elected officials, journalists, researchers and technicians, and members of the public in our member states and beyond.

EMBL has communications representatives in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Our plans for 2022–26

Find out more about how EMBL aims to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its public engagement, communications, and outreach activities.

EMBL provides high-quality information and advice to the media on research and technological developments and their societal, health, and environmental impacts. We also host journalist visits to EMBL sites and organise interviews and background briefings with scientists.

News from EMBL

EMBL shares updates from across its six sites via a range of channels. To read about our latest news, visit our  website or follow us on X, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or YouTube.

Subscribe to our newsletter for biannual features and news.

EMBL maintains a comprehensive set of design guidelines for use of the EMBL logo, colours and typeface. If you have any questions on the use of any EMBL design elements, please contact us.

EMBL produces several comprehensive publications every year, written for various audiences from scientists to the non-specialist public.

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If you’d like to write a news article, interview or feature for EMBL news or for EMBLetc. magazine, which is published twice a year and is distributed in-house and to more than 3,000 readers worldwide, please contact us with a brief proposal of what you’d like to write about.

Contact us

We prefer digital communication whenever possible.

The EMBL-EBI Communications team at Hinxton provides communications and engagement support for EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI):

You can also write to us at the head office:


EMBL Heidelberg
Meyerhofstraße 1
69117, Heidelberg

Latest blog posts

11 January 2022

Coming soon: a new look for the EMBL-EBI website

From mid-2021 and into 2022, the Web Development and Communications teams have been working together on a project to revamp the look and feel of the EMBL-EBI corporate website.

21 December 2021

Enabling a more dynamic EMBL online

For websites and web services across EMBL, a set of foundational improvements is enabling more rapid, flexible and effective user journeys.