EMBL's headquarters and main laboratory site supports research, services, advanced training, and technology development
It is home to: the Director General’s Office and Council Secretariat; five research units; scientific services and core facilities; the EMBL International Centre for Advanced Training (EICAT), and; central administration and support functions.
Scientists in this unit use multidisciplinary approaches to investigate the molecular and biophysical mechanisms that enable cells to function.
Research in the Developmental Biology Unit is focused on understanding the origin, development, and evolution of organisms and their communities.
The Directors' research unit covers thematically distinct research groups, headed by EMBL and EMBO leadership.
The Genome biology unit uses and develops cutting-edge methods to study how the information in our genome is regulated, processed, and utilised, and how its alteration leads to disease.
Scientists in this unit use integrated structural and computational techniques to study biology at scales from molecular structures to organismal communities.
Research at EMBL is supported by the development of enabling technologies that are made available to the scientific community in its Core facilities, eight of which are located at EMBL Heidelberg. Core facilities provide practical tools and expert advice for life scientists.
Analysing data to unravel biological complexity
Understanding how cells work and how they are organised
Developing new drugs and tools to understand the chemistry of life
How single cells give rise to complex organisms
Understanding the causes of disease to find new treatments
How cells interpret the DNA code to carry out biological functions
Cutting edge technology, zooming into life at the tiniest scales
Mathematical analysis is crucial to the data-rich science of biology
Enabling technology for a host of experimental methods
Understanding life in the context of its environment
EMBL Hotel ISG and Guest Houses provide accommodation for scientists and visitors to EMBL Heidelberg for up to months at a time.
EMBL Heidelberg is a 10-15 minute drive from Heidelberg's city centre and main station. During conferences EMBL arranges frequent bus transfers between EMBL and various stops around Heidelberg.