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

26 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016

BioData World Congress is a world-leading event for individuals working with 'big data' and precision medicine. With...

31 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

This workshop will introduce students to EMBL-EBI, the databases and services it offers, and basic concepts in...

1 Nov 2016 - 3 Nov 2016

This workshop will introduce you to approaches used for finding, analysing and using biological sequences.

Latest news

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Ewan Birney to lead Global Alliance for Genomics and Health

EMBL-EBI Director Ewan Birney has been selected to lead the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health.

An artist's interpretation of genetic diversity. Beltrao and colleagues in Science, 2016

Drivers of evolution hidden in plain sight

A rapid, versatile mechanism that modifies proteins is revealed to be crucial for the evolutionary process

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.

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.