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

24 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

The aim of this course is to familiarise the participants with advanced data analysis methodologies and provide hands-...

27 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017

Thursday 27 April is the 10th annual EMBL-EBI PhD Student Seminars Day being held in the Kendrew Lecture Theatre, EMBL-...

2 May 2017 - 2 May 2017

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

Latest news

A race against the ageing clock

Research identifies mouse epigenetic clock that accurately predicts age and could help scientists understand the ageing process 

Deep learning for epigenetics

Genomics reboots deep learning

Deep learning is increasingly used to understand how genomes work: a new method from EMBL-EBI provides a perfect example

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A better way to find drug targets

The ChEMBL team at EMBL-EBI collaborated on a new way to identify drug targets from Genome Wide Association Studies

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.