Director of EMBL Heidelberg (Scientific Activities)

The Director of EMBL Heidelberg primarily oversees and coordinates the different scientific activities on the site.

As EMBL Heidelberg is not only the organisation’s main scientific laboratory, but also serves as its headquarters, he also tightly interacts with the Director General and the Chief Operating Officer. The director of EMBL-Heidelberg is supported by the office of scientific operations (OSO).

photo of Peer Bork

Peer Bork

Director of EMBL Heidelberg (Scientific Activities)



Office of Scientific Operations

The Office of Scientific Operations (OSO) provides central managerial and operational support to the Director of EMBL Heidelberg site.

In particular OSO:


Associated members


EMBL is an inter-governmental organisation with 27 member states, one associate member and two prospect members that is led by the Director General, Prof. Edith Heard, appointed by the EMBL Council.