The main laboratory in Heidelberg was inaugurated in 1978 as the first EMBL facility dedicated to basic molecular biology research, technology development, service provision and advanced training.
2021 - First instruments delivered to the Imaging Centre, and handover of the completed building
2019 - Ceremony onsite to mark the laying of the Foundation Stone for the EMBL Imaging Centre
2017 - Funding agreed for a new EMBL Imaging Centre at Heidelberg
2010 - Official opening of the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg.
2006 - Construction of the new Advanced Training Centre starts in Heidelberg.
2001 - International Technology Transfer Center is built on Heidelberg campus.
1991 - Construction of EMBL's NMR facility begins.
1988 - EMBL's Operon conference centre and seminar facilities are built at Heidelberg. The first EMBL childcare facilities are opened.
1984 - Construction of EMBL guest houses for visiting scientists and newcomers begins.
1978 - Scientists move from temporary facilities into the newly completed laboratory at Heidelberg.
1976 - Bunker IV building on the new DORIS storage ring is completed and staff recruitment begins. DORIS is completed and becomes operational.
1975 - Construction of the Heidelberg laboratory begins.
1971 - Heidelberg is chosen as the site for EMBL's main laboratory.
EMBL's administrative headquarters in the Southern German city of Heidelberg hosts five research units and many of the laboratory's core facilities.