One laboratory. Six locations. Global reach.
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is a single organisation spread across six European locations. Each of our sites hosts its own research units, services and facilities.
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 administrative 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
News from EMBL’s six sites
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.
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.