The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).
The Scientific Programme of EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Within this overall structure, the EMBL-Monterotondo Outstation applies a wide range of modern technologies to diverse problems of whole organism biology. Currently its research groups address areas of neurobiology, epigenetics, and developmental biology and are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities in histology, recombineering/gene editing, flow cytometry, microscopy, and mouse transgenesis.
EMBL-Monterotondo benefits from close interactions with groups at EMBL-Heidelberg in the Developmental Biology , Genome Biology, Cell Biology & Biophysics, and Structural and Computational Biology Units with whom it shares core facilities in high-throughput sequencing, advanced light and electron microscopy, small molecule screening, protein production, metabolomics, and mass spectroscopy. EMBL-Monterotondo groups also have access to the research expertise and activities at the EMBL-EBI (European Bioinformatics Institute) in Hinxton, UK, and the structural biology expertise of both EMBL-Hamburg and Grenoble.
EMBL offers a highly collaborative and uniquely international culture. It fosters top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of young independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Significant core funding and limited teaching responsibilities allow EMBL group leaders to undertake ambitious, farsighted research programs and provides a scientific environment that is particularly attractive for researchers with families.