History of EMBL Rome

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 Rome

At EMBL's Italy site, neuroscientists and epigeneticists work side by side and draw on each other for insights, inspiration, and advice.