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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

Using molecular techniques, the Sars Centre aims to use marine animals as model systems to study development, most often in an evolutionary context. The partnership with EMBL facilitates scientific exchange and supports areas of common interest of the two institutes.




EMBL’s site in Spain specialises in tissue biology and disease modelling


Located on the EPN science campus, EMBL’s site in France is a centre for structural biology studies


Research in structural biology benefits from the powerful accelerator facilities on Hamburg’s DESY campus


EMBL’s headquarters and host to five research units and scientific core facilities


EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute uses its comprehensive data resources to enable discoveries worldwide


EMBL’s site in Italy is a centre for research in epigenetics and neurobiology

Local Partnerships

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