EMBL Rome officially opened in 1999.

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

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 ─ On Genes, Brains & Beer

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

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