EMBL Grenoble

EMBL's site in France is specialised in Structural Biology research, instrumentation development and services

Founded in 1975, EMBL Grenoble is specialized in Structural Biology research and services

EMBL Grenoble shares the EPN Campus with the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) and the French national Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS), whose complementary and integrated facilities provide a very rich environment for structural biologists.

EMBL Grenoble scientists focus both on fundamental research in structural molecular biology, and on developing state-of-the art instrumentation, methods and services.

The research groups at EMBL Grenoble focus mainly on RNA biology and infection biology, in particular the structural molecular biology of protein-RNA complexes involved in gene expression and host-pathogen interactions. The latter includes work on important human viral, parasite and bacterial pathogens.

In addition, three technology-focused teams develop and deploy as services to the broader scientific community innovative and automated structural biology technologies related to protein crystallisation, structure determination by X-ray crystallography, small-angle scattering and cryo-electron microscopy methods, as well as ligand screening for drug development.

The Head of EMBL Grenoble is Professor Kristina Djinovic-Carugo.

Partnership for Structural Biology

The PSB provides a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art structural biology platforms for Campus and external users to promote integrative structural projects.

Research groups and teams

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Cusack group

Structural biology of RNA-protein complexes in gene expression and host-pathogen interactions

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Djinovic group

Structure and assembly mechanisms of sarcomeric cytoskeleton

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Galej group

Structure and function of RNA-protein complexes

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Papp Team

Robotics and process Development for MX and Cryo-EM

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Marcia group

Structure and function of lncRNA-protein complexes regulating development and stress responses

Fellowship and Funding opportunities



Understanding how cells work and how they are organised


Developing new drugs and tools to understand the chemistry of life


How single cells give rise to complex organisms


Cutting edge technology, zooming into life at the tiniest scales

Contact and travel


EMBL Grenoble is located on the EPN science campus. Visitors can be accommodated in the Guesthouse, which is located on site, to the right of the main gate.


At the foot of the French Alps, EMBL Grenoble can be reached by road, rail and air.


General Enquiries
Email: info@embl.fr
Phone: +33 4 76 20.71.23
SIRET: 302 717 327 00027
SIREN: 302 717 327
APE/NAF: 7219Z

Mylene Andre
Email: media@embl.org


EMBL Grenoble
71 avenue des Martyrs
CS 90181
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9