An international research organization that is one of the world''s top research institutions dedicated to basic research in the molecular life sciences. Outstanding training is available at multiple levels: predoctoral students, postdocs and visiting scientists are provided with exceptional training opportunities. The cornerstones of EMBL''s mission are: to perform basic research in molecular biology, to train scientists, students and visitors at all levels, to offer vital services to scientists in the member states, and to develop new instruments and methods in the life sciences, and technology transfer. Research at EMBL is conducted by approximately 85 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. The Laboratory has five units: the main Laboratory in Heidelberg, and outstations in Hinxton near Cambridge (the European Bioinformatics Institute), Grenoble, Hamburg, and Monterotondo near Rome. EMBL is international, innovative and interdisciplinary. Its 1,400 employees from 60 nations represent scientific disciplines including biology, physics, chemistry and computer science.
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