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.

Bioinformatics

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.

EMBL-EBI tools and data resources

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.

Bioinformatics services


Core Facilities

EMBL provides a diverse range of practical services for life scientists.

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 such as access to third-generation synchrotron beamlines for macromolecular crystallography at the ESRF, and instruments for neutron crystallography on the high-flux neutron source of the ILL.

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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With 27 member states, laboratories at six locations across Europe and thousands of scientists and engineers working together, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a powerhouse of biological expertise. The intergovernmental organisation, headquartered in Heidelberg, was founded in 1974 with the mission of promoting molecular biology research in Europe, training young scientists, and developing new technologies.

EMBL currently employs 1800 people in Barcelona, ​​Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hinxton near Cambridge (UK), and Rome.

Publishing hundreds of research articles and hosting dozens of conferences every year, EMBL is pouring out biological insights, and training Europe’s future scientific talent.