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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30 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Go (golang) is an open-source programming language created by Google in 2007. It aims to provide an alternative to C or...

3 Oct 2016 - 6 Oct 2016

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

3 Oct 2016 - 3 Oct 2016

Data sharing platforms for neglected tropical diseases and emerging infections

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IMPC: a resource connecting genotype and phenotype

‘Essential genes’ help focus research

Study identifies 410 genes that are essential to life in the mouse, potentially good candidates for research on human diseases.

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BioStudies: The Data Bento Box

A new database at EMBL-EBI gives a home to all the data supporting a study.

Puzzling out drug response [Graphic concept by Francesco Iorio, Illustration by Spencer Phillips, EMBL-EBI]

Cancer cell lines predict drug response

Patient-derived cancer cell lines harbour most of the same genetic changes found in patients’ tumours, and could be used to learn how tumours are likely to respond to new drugs.

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.