EMBL Rome officially opened in 1999.

Opening of EMBL Rome
Grand opening of the extension to the Monterotondo mouse facility, 2003

2022New Host Site Agreement signed with the Government of the Italian Republic

2022Cornelius Gross elected as EMBO member

2022MoU renewal signed with Sapienza University

2021Scientific Agreement signed with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)

2021MoU signed with the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

2021 – Ana Boskovic joins EMBL Rome

2020 - Cornelius Gross takes over as interim Head of Unit

2019 - Tara Mission Microplastics ocean schooner stopover in Rome

2018 - Santiago Rompani joins EMBL Rome

2017 - EMBL Rome Blog launched

2017 - First annual ‘Summer in Science’ programme launched with Adamas Scienza

2017 – MoU signed with Sapienza University

2017 - Change of research focus: Mouse Biology Unit becomes Epigenetics & Neurobiology Unit

2017 - Mathieu Boulard joins EMBL Rome

2016 - Jamie Hackett joins EMBL Rome

2016 - Hiroki Asari joins EMBL Rome

2014 - Launch of EMBL-Sapienza seminars in Neurobiology & Epigenetics

2013 - ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Cornelius Gross

2013 - ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Donal O'Carroll

2012 - ERC Starting Grant awarded to Rocio Sotillo

2012 - Phil Avner takes over as Head of Unit

2004 - Gene Expression Core Facility founded (now Genetic and Viral Engineering Facility - GAVEF)

2003 - Mouse Facility opening

2002 - Transgenic Facility founded (now Gene Editing and Embryology Facility - GEEF)

2001 - Nadia Rosenthal takes over Unit Coordinator

1999 - Host site agreement signed with Italian Republic establishing EMBL site in Italy

1997 - Founding of EMBL Monterotondo on the Adriano Buzzati-Traverso Campus

1996 - Klaus Rajewsky takes up the post of Programme Coordinator

1994 - EMBL Council and Director General Fotis Kafatos commit to establishing a Mouse Biology Programme in Monterotondo, with four research groups

EMBL’s site in Italy is a centre for research in Epigenetics and Neurobiology