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; communicating its innovative research programmes and cutting-edge science, and bringing the questions, concerns and responses of the public to the laboratory.

This is achieved through a number of different initiatives aimed at making sophisticated science understandable to a range of audiences, from high-school students, to journalists, to the general audience.

Media Relations

The EMBL Press Office aims to provide high quality information to the media, covering important research news and technological developments, representing the best of EMBL. With more than 1,000 media contacts worldwide receiving its press releases, EMBL regularly hits the headlines. The press office also hosts journalists’ visits to EMBL, organising interviews, background briefings with scientists and even placements.


Several comprehensive EMBL publications are produced every year, written for various audiences including scientists and the non-specialist public. Please contact us to subscribe to our publications.

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 Ivy Kupec with a brief proposal of what you’d like to write about.


EMBL creates compelling visuals to help communicate complex scientific concepts in understandable ways. These visuals are used in publications, websites, and in the media.

We also support EMBL design guidelines, which are a set of rules and recommendations to make on-brand products. If you have questions on any part of the design guidelines, or would like to consult with us on how to best represent EMBL, please contact us.

Digital communications

EMBL maintains websites for the EMBL sites that are kept up to date with comprehensive information about the organisation, its research programmes, latest news, events, and details of the various services and training programmes EMBL provides.

A redesign in 2020 of EMBL’s flagship website embl.org combines new branding and modern web technologies to make the organisation’s content easy to find and share across the embl domain and the wider web.

The Digital team also supports the Visual Framework – an ambitious design system for Life Sciences on the web – as well as EMBL’s internal intranet service for staff.

Read more about the Digital team

Contact us

EMBL has communications staff at each of our sites.