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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23 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017

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

23 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017

An introduction the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute.

23 Jan 2017 - 24 Jan 2017

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

Latest news

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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)

Drosophila embryo over sea of noncoding RNA

Buffering mechanism protects embryonic development

EMBL scientists uncover buffering mechanisms that protect an embryo’s development from detrimental effects of genetic variation

A 3D printout of beta-galactosidase.

Happy anniversary, PDBe!

As PDBe looks back on its 20th year in operation, EMBL-EBI Director Ewan Birney reflects on nine proteins and complexes whose structures make life as we know it.

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.