Remote partnerships

Opportunities for national institutions to benefit from the EMBL model

Remote partnerships were inspired by the desire of member states to make sure that EMBL’s research strategy and operational model are implemented on the national level. They comprise not only an inter-institutional research initiative, but also serve to secure better integration and participation of national scientific communities into EMBL’s activities.

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EMBL Australia Partnership Laboratory

Research groups across Australia are linked through the EMBL partnership model. The scientific programme builds on EMBL’s activities in systems biology and capitalises on the strengths of Australian life and health sciences.

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HCEMM-EMBL partnership for molecular medicine

HCEMM is the Hungarian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine. This partnership focusses on cancer, cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases especially affecting older generations, thereby providing a bridge from fundamental to translational research.

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Nordic EMBL partnership for molecular medicine

The Nordic EMBL Partnership is a major strategic player in Europe’s molecular understanding of disease mechanisms, thanks to its complementary research expertise, outstanding research infrastructures and industry collaborations.

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Sars International Centre for Molecular Marine Biology

The partnership between EMBL and the Sars International Centre realises the potential for uniting the institutes' complementary strengths in order to facilitate scientific exchange and collaboration in the field of marine molecular biology.

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VU LSC-EMBL Partnership for Genome Editing Technologies beta

EMBL and VU LSC, recognising the scientific and technological potential of uniting their complementary strengths in the field of targeted genome modification, decided to intensify existing links and build further institutional synergies by creating the Partnership for Genome Editing Technologies.




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.