EMDB (the Electron Microscopy Data Bank) is a public repository for electron cryo-microscopy maps and tomograms of macromolecular complexes and subcellular structures. It covers a variety of techniques, including single-particle analysis, electron tomography, sub-tomogram averaging, fibre diffraction and electron crystallography. More...

As of 22 March 2023, EMDB contains 25698 entries (latest entries, trends).


  • 21 December 2022: EMDB proudly announces the EMICSS resource. It provides weekly updated cross-reference information for all EMDB entries to other resources (including PDB, EMPIAR, Europe PMC, UniProt, AlphaFold DB and many more.) Read more here: emdb-empiar.org/emicss.

  • 12 October 2022: EMDB Validation Analysis (VA) is officially launched at https://www.ebi.ac.uk/emdb/va/. It is available as a local stand-alone package and is coming soon to CCP-EM. The tutorial on how to use the VA information is on EMDB YouTube channel. A full description of VA functionality is published in Acta Crystallographica Section D.

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