European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

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About EMBL

We are Europe’s life sciences laboratory. We operate six sites across Europe each with its own research units, services and facilities. With 29 member states, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) has more than 110 independent research groups and service teams covering the spectrum of molecular biology at six sites in Barcelona, Grenoble, Hamburg, Heidelberg, EMBL-EBI Hinxton, and Rome.


EMBL Council comprises national representatives of our member states and is EMBL’s governing body. Our Director General is Professor Edith Heard FRS.

EMBL pursues five missions in research, services, training, technology transfer and policy development. Our five-year plans are set out in our Scientific Programme.

A leader in Europe and worldwide

EMBL fosters International Relations across Europe and worldwide, and we have partnerships with comparable institutions. Our Strategy Office aligns activities across all sites, and you can learn more in our History and Legal Status section.

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+49 6221 387-0


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