European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is an intergovernmental organisation specialising in basic research in the life sciences with 21 member states, one prospect and two associate member states.

The cornerstones of EMBL’s mission are to:
- perform basic research in molecular biology;
- train scientists, students and visitors at all levels;
- offer vital services to scientists in the member states;
- develop new instruments and methods;
- actively engage in technology transfer.

Research at EMBL emphasises experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organisation, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.

Research is conducted by approximately 85 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary. Its 1,760 employees from 60 nations represent scientific disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry and computer science.

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is a lab involved in the missions led by Tara Expéditions.