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 groups

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.

Alex Bateman

Alex Bateman

Pedro Beltrao

Pedro Beltrao

Ewan Birney

Ewan Birney

Alvis Brazma

Alvis Brazma

Anton Enright

Anton Enright

Paul Flicek

Paul Flicek

Moritz Gerstung

Moritz Gerstung

Nick Goldman

Nick Goldman

Zamin Iqbal

Zamin Iqbal

Gerard Kleywegt

Gerard Kleywegt

John Marioni

John Marioni

Evangelia Petsalaki

Evangelia Petsalaki

Julio Saez-Rodriguez

Julio Saez-Rodriguez

Oliver Stegle

Oliver Stegle

Christoph Steinbeck

Christoph Steinbeck

Janet Thornton

Janet Thornton

Publications

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.

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 Theses

 

EMBL faculty

EMBL Faculty

Postdocs at EMBL-EBI

Postdocs at EMBL-EBI

PhD Programme

EMBL International PhD Programme

Open Targets

Target Validation Platform

Sanger/EBI Single-Cell Genomics Centre

Single Cell Genomics Centre

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