The European Bioinformatics Institute

The home for big data in biology

At EMBL-EBI, we use bioinformatics — the science of storing, sharing and analysing biological data — to help people everywhere understand how living systems work, and what makes them change.

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Featured events

29 Mar 2017 - 29 Mar 2017

EMBL-EBI staff are welcome to join a Q&A session with members of EMBL's Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC),...

3 Apr 2017 - 6 Apr 2017

This course will provide an introduction to the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for next generation...

4 Apr 2017 - 4 Apr 2017

Work with the Ensembl Outreach team to get to grips with the Ensembl browser, accessing gene, variation, comparative...

Latest news

Artist interpretation of T-cell differentiation

Watching immune cells fight malaria

Latest genomic technology uncovers secrets of immune cells’ response to malaria

Artist's interpretation of social genetic effects: mice with different sleeping preferences

Genetic makeup of ‘room-mate’ influences health

EMBL-EBI research shows that healing and anxiety are influenced by the genetics of one’s social partners

Animated gif of online AML calculator (tool for research)

Cancer genetics refine treatment decisions

How a knowledge bank could be used to find the best treatment option for people with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Our mission

  • To provide freely available data and bioinformatics services to all facets of the scientific community
  • To contribute to the advancement of biology through basic investigator-driven research
  • To provide advanced bioinformatics training to scientists at all levels
  • To help disseminate cutting-edge technologies  to industry
  • To support, as an ELIXIR node, the coordination of biological data provision throughout Europe.