Welcome to EMBL Australia

  In 2008 Australia became an associate member of EMBL, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Europe’s flagship for the life sciences.
Membership gives Australia the opportunity to internationalise our life science research: introducing our best young researchers to new networks and tools for life sciences. and enables Australia to create highly competitive research teams networked across the nation and with Europe.

EMBL Australia was created to maximise the benefits of Australia’s associate membership of EMBL and does so via research projects, infrastructure and training programs across Australia, embedding powerful new enabling tools such as bioinformatics and systems biology in Australian life science.

EMBL Australia plans to work with its members and others to create a total of 18 to 20 research groups around Australia – offering hosting institutions access to the scientific excellence and scientific governance which drives EMBL and EMBL Australia.


  • 24.03.15 EMBL Australia Scientific Head offered prestigious appointment
    EMBL Australia Scientific Head Professor Nadia Rosenthal has accepted a newly created position as Scientific Director of The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Maine
  • 23.03.15 Nicholas Plachta moving to A*Star
    Nicholas Plachta will join the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) later this year as Senior Principal Investigator to lead his own research group.
  • 18.12.14 EMBL Australia in December
    Farewell to David Lovell, who has headed up the Australian Bioinformatics Network for the last three years
  • 26.11.14 EMBL Australia in November
    EMBL Australia Group Leader gains wider attention for his creative approaches to understanding the very early events occurring in embryonic development

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