EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world’s leading research institutions and Europe’s flagship in the life sciences industry.
Operating from different research locations in Heidelberg (main laboratory), Hamburg, Hinxton, Grenoble, Rome and Barcelona, the institution works on various projects in the area of basic research in the life sciences. Besides performing research in molecular biology, EMBL focuses on the education and training of students, scientists and interested members of the public, the development of new research methods or activities in the area of technology transfer.
The institution headed by Prof. Dr. Edith Heard is funded by over 20 EMBL member states, including Israel, Argentina, Australia and many European countries.
The recently launched EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance, a cross-institutional research initiative dedicated to the advancement of science and technology, is also part of the portfolio. It aims to enable cooperation between two of the world’s leading institutions engaged in biological research. The existing networks make it possible to bring together researchers from various disciplines. The aim is to strengthen international scientific exchange and cooperation to advance research in the life sciences and identify future-oriented insights for our society.
The EMBL | Stanford Life Science Alliance has been receiving financial support from the Dieter Schwarz Foundation since 2019, allowing it to start a three-year pilot phase and realise the activities involved in the project.