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

28 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017

This workshop will give an introduction to the Reactome pathway database website and analysis tools, using short...

28 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017

By popular request, we have two talks of useful tools we have been using in our groups. Alexander Senf will be talking...

28 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017

Network analyses for cellular function predictions.

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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.