A unique environment for research
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has been leading computational biology research since its inception in 1994, with work spanning fundamental methods in sequence analysis, multi-dimensional statistical analysis and data-driven biological discovery, from plant biology to mammalian development and disease. We are highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, regularly publishing high-impact works on sequence and structural alignment, genome analysis, basic biological breakthroughs, algorithms and methods of widespread importance.
Located on the Wellcome Genome Campus just south of Cambridge in the UK, EMBL-EBI is at the centre of one of the highest concentrations of technical and scientific expertise in the world. We are part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, which has a well-integrated experimental and computational research programme on its five sites. EMBL researchers publish regularly in top-tier journals, with 40% of papers in the top 5% of journals in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (2012–2014). Four EMBL papers are among the top 100 most highly cited papers ever – one in the top 10 and two co-authored by EMBL-EBI researchers.
Research at EMBL-EBI is carried out both in groups devoted solely to research and in some service teams. Most research groups collaborate closely with experimentalists, and some generate experimental data themselves.
EMBL-EBI scientists publish regularly in prestigious scientific journals. All of our papers and book chapters are listed here by year, according to first publication date. This list also includes PhD theses by participants in the EMBL International PhD Programme.