EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory [EMBL] was established in 1974 and is supported by seventeen member states including nearly all of Western Europe and Israel. EMBL consists of five facilities: the main Laboratory in Heidelberg [Germany], Outstations in Hamburg [Germany], Grenoble [France] and Hinxton [U. K.], and an external Research Programme in Monterotondo [Italy].

The mission of EMBL is to conduct basic research in molecular biology, to provide essential services to scientists in its Member States, to provide high-level training to its staff, students, and visitors, and to develop new instrumentation for biological research. These core functions are combined with significant outreach activities in the areas of technology transfer, science and society and training for science teachers.