EMBL Barcelona

Scientists at EMBL Barcelona explore how tissues and organs function and develop, in health and disease.

Alongside cutting-edge research, the site houses state-of-the-art imaging facilities, enabling scientists worldwide to access microscopy and modelling technologies specifically designed for studying tissues.

Researchers in the Unit investigate questions such as:

The Barcelona Biomedical Research Park is among the largest infrastructures in Southern Europe dedicated to translational research. At this highly collaborative, interdisciplinary and international environment, EMBL researchers benefit from a partnership with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and opportunities for collaboration with other pioneering research institutes, both on campus and in the region. Perched on the Barcelona seafront, and within walking distance of the city’s iconic architecture, the site is bathed in the energy of this bustling, creative metropolis.


EMBL Barcelona
C/ Dr. Aiguader, 88
PRBB Building
08003 Barcelona

Phone: +34 936 282 700

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Research groups at EMBL Barcelona

Bernabeu group

In vitro 3D blood-brain barrier model and cerebral malaria

Ebisuya group

Synthetic developmental biology: gene circuit and organoid zoo

Haase group

Engineering vascularised tissue-specific disease models

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Research topics at EMBL Barcelona



Analysing data to unravel biological complexity



Understanding how cells work and how they are organised



How single cells give rise to complex organisms

Disease models

Disease models

Understanding the causes of disease to find new treatments

Tissue biology

Tissue biology

How assemblies of cells develop, work, and heal

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