Services and facilities

Powering world-class research with tools, data, and facilities

EMBL serves a community of millions of life scientists worldwide. We provide services covering the whole of molecular biology from genome sequencing to synchrotrons, and EMBL-EBI maintains the world’s most comprehensive range of freely available molecular data resources.


EMBL-EBI tools and data resources

EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) maintains the world’s most comprehensive range of freely available molecular data resources, and provides tools to explore them.

Bioinformatics services

EMBL supports bioinformaticians by providing a wide range of services, including a state-of-the-art hardware infrastructure, large multi-core computational clusters, and central data-storage and file services.

Core facilities

The Christian Boulin Fellowships support travel and accommodation costs for young scientists visiting facilities at the EMBL sites, so they can learn and use the latest scientific techniques and advance their research projects.

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Structural biology services

EMBL Grenoble

EMBL Grenoble provides research services including access to its High-Throughput Crystallisation (HTX) Facility, the fourth-generation synchrotron beamlines for macromolecular crystallography and small-angle scattering at the ESRF, and the PSB-run Titan Krios cryo-electron microscope CM01 at the ESRF.

EMBL Hamburg

EMBL Hamburg operates an integrated infrastructure for life science applications using synchrotron radiation generated at the PETRA III storage ring, operated by DESY in Hamburg.

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Cryo-EM Service Platform

EMBL Heidelberg hosts a cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) service platform, available for use by external scientists, with experts on hand to provide support with microscope handling, data acquisition, and image optimisation.

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Szilárd Library

The Szilárd Library at EMBL Heidelberg provides access to scientific literature and resources, as well as advice and training.

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IT Services

EMBL Heidelberg IT Services provide IT infrastructure, services, and support to EMBL’s scientific community, administration, and scientific and technical support teams in Heidelberg, Rome, and Barcelona, as well as to EMBL’s sister organisation, EMBO.

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