EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), founded in 1994, provides freely available data, bioinformatics services and training to the life science community worldwide.  

EMBL-EBI is part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), an intergovernmental research organisation funded by over 20 member states, prospect and associate member states.

EMBL-EBI’s co-location with the Wellcome Sanger Institute offers vital synergies. EMBL-EBI maintains the world’s most comprehensive range of molecular data resources, developed in collaboration with colleagues worldwide, and open to all. 

EMBL-EBI data resources and tools

EMBL-EBI provides advanced bioinformatics training to scientists at all levels.. EMBL-EBI’s face-to-face and on-demand training helps experimental and computational biologists make the most of the wide range of data resources available.

EMBL-EBI Training Programme

EMBL-EBI has been leading computational biology research since its inception, with deep involvement in large-scale endeavours such as the Human and Mouse Genome Projects, the Human Cell Atlas and publishing seminal works in structural biology, chemical biology and single-cell genomics.

EMBL-EBI Research Programme

An important part of EMBL-EBI’s mission is to disseminate cutting-edge technologies to industry. Since 1996, EMBL-EBI’s Industry Programme has been helping companies make the most of advances in bioinformatics and cheminformatics. The programme members include pharmaceutical, diagnostic,and agri-food companies. EMBL-EBI also encourages spin-outs with the help of its Technology Transfer office, EMBLEM.

EMBL-EBI Industry Programme

EMBL-EBI’s funding comes from EMBL member states, the European Commission, the US National Institutes of Health, Wellcome, UK Research and Innovation and  EMBL-EBI Industry Programme members.



Working at EMBL- EBI


Members of staff from 78 countries


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collaborations with institutes across 52 countries


petabytes of raw data storage

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