EMBL Hamburg

EMBL Hamburg carries out research in structural and infection biology and provides related services

Founded in 1975, EMBL Hamburg is specialized in structural biology research and services. The Unit is situated on campus of the German Synchrotron Research Centre (DESY)

EMBL Hamburg operates an integrated facility for applications in structural biology, which includes three state-of-the-art beamlines at the PETRA III synchrotron ring. We provide access to our infrastructures and expertise as research services to many external research groups.

Our research uses different structural biology techniques for applications on challenging projects, mostly in the field of infection research, such as host/pathogen interactions, translocation and secretion systems, and unravelling mechanisms of the infection process. EMBL Hamburg is a member of the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) in Hamburg, and many of our research projects are in cooperation with other partners from this Centre. We also develop and implement innovative methods, technologies and instruments used for structural biology applications and for implementation at our research infrastructures.

The Head of EMBL Hamburg is Professor Matthias Wilmanns.


Research groups

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Löw group

Structural and dynamic insights into nutrient uptake systems

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Wilmanns group

Structure and function of molecular machinery for protein translocation across membranes


Services and infrastructure groups

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Fiedler team

Synchrotron instrumentation for structural biology beamlines at PETRA III

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Svergun group

Small-angle X-ray scattering from macromolecular solutions

Services and Facilities

To apply for beam time submit a proposal via the EMBL User Portal.

Computational Facilities

Our computational services include facilities for remote computing and software packages for downloading.

Fellowship and Funding opportunities


Topics

Chemistry

Developing new drugs and tools to understand the chemistry of life

Imaging

Cutting edge technology, zooming into life at the tiniest scales


Contact and travel

Accommodation

The EMBL Hamburg secretariat can arrange accommodation, ideally at the DESY guesthouse or at a local hotel.

Travel

EMBL Hamburg is situated at the campus of DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) in Hamburg-Bahrenfeld and can be reached by road, rail and air.

Address

EMBL Hamburg
c/o DESY, Notkestraße 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany