EMBL-EBI provides freely available data from life science experiments, performs basic research in computational biology and offers an extensive user training programme, supporting researchers in academia and industry.

Databases and tools

Bioinformatics services

Industry Programme

Bioinformatics Industry Programme

Research at EMBL-EBI

Computational biology research


Bioinformatics - European Coordination

Bioinformatics training

Bioinformatics training

EMBL Alumni Relations

EMBL Alumni Programme

News from EMBL-EBI

DREAM challenge in systems biomedicine

Life is but a DREAM

Can we use computers to predict whether a compound will have a toxic effect on people? The DREAM challenge uses crowd sourcing to test the state of the art.

Bioinformatics timeline cake, by Mr Cake!

Janet Thornton steps down

On 24 June 2015, EMBL-EBI staff gathered to celebrate Janet Thorton's 14 years as Director of the institute, as she prepares to hand over leadership to Rolf Apweiler and Ewan Birney on 1 July.

Sarah Teichmann receives EMBO Gold Award

Sarah Teichmann receives EMBO Gold Award

Wellcome Genome Campus research group leader Sarah Teichmann recognised for excellence in science

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 coordinate biological data provision throughout Europe.