Team members:

  • Paul Flicek
  • Fiona Cunningham
  • William McLaren


Contact email:

European Molecular Biology Laboratory, European Bioinformatics Institute
(EMBL) – Heidelberg, Germany

The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) is an outstation of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). The EMBL is a basic research institute funded by public research monies from 21 Member States, 2 Associate Member States and 1 Prospect Member State. The EMBL-EBI hosts some of the world’s most important collections of biological data, including DNA sequences (ENA), protein sequences (UniProt), animal genomes (Ensembl), plant and non-chordate genomes (Ensembl Genomes), three-dimensional structures (the Protein Databank in Europe), data from gene expression experiments (ArrayExpress), protein-protein interactions (IntAct) and pathway information (Reactome). Alongside the core service activities, the EMBL-EBI is a basic research institute, with bioinformaticians regularly publishing the biological findings of computational investigations of biomolecular information.

The Vertebrate Genomics Team at the EMBL-EBI is a combined service and research group that creates and manages data resources focusing on genome annotation and variation. Major service projects of the Vertebrate Genomics team include Ensembl and the Data Coordination Centre for the 1000 Genomes Project. In support of these projects, we develop large-scale and novel bioinformatics infrastructure aimed at integrated data analysis and provision of data to the scientific community.