Local alliances

Alliances with institutions on or near EMBL campus sites

Local alliances involve institutions on or near EMBL campuses, and emerged from the recognised benefits of sharing infrastructure and equipment. Due to their nature they stimulate close collaboration between the stakeholders and facilitate the coordination of all activities taking place within the joint unit.

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Structural Biology

The Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB), on the EPN Campus in Grenoble includes EMBL Grenoble, ESRF, ILL and IBS as partners. The PSB provides a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art structural biology platforms for Campus and external users to promote integrative structural projects. The PSB also animates life sciences activities on the Campus with numerous training and outreach activities.

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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron

The Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) on the DESY campus in Hamburg hosts top-notch research activities in structural biology, systems biology and infection biology.

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Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit

The MMPU brings EMBL together with the University Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany. The unit has more than 100 internationally recruited members, divided into eight research groups whose research themes address diseases from blood disorders to cancers.

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Wellcome Sanger Institute

This charitably funded genomic research centre focusses on understanding the role of genetics in health and disease, and seeks to uncover the basis of genetic and infectious disease. The institute shares a campus in Hinxton, UK, with EMBL-EBI.

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Centre for Genomic Regulation

At EMBL's Barcelona site, the CRG unit is investigating systems biology, to further understand key aspects of biology relevant to human health.




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

EMBL institutional partnerships are close cooperative affiliations between EMBL and external institutions of comparable standard, vision and international orientation.