The Council Secretariat is responsible for the organisation, preparation and execution of Council and Finance Committee meetings and sub-committee meetings of these bodies. There are normally two Council and Finance Committee meetings per year – one in summer and one in winter. The meetings take place at the EMBL headquarters in Heidelberg or at one of the EMBL sites.

The Secretariat maintains the Staff Rules and Regulations, the Financial Regulations and Internal Financial Rules, the Rules of Procedure of Council, the Rules Establishing the Scientific Advisory Committee and other official Council documents. These documents can only be revised following decision by Council.

It is also responsible for the Council and Finance Committee archives, as well as the archive of agreements relating to the establishment of EMBL, its sites and social security issues.


Judit Gulyás
Senior Administrative Officer Council Secretariat
Tel: +49 6221 387-8254

Marie-Paule Labah-Niemeyer
Senior Administrative Officer Council Secretariat
+49 6221 387-8229

Michael Thompson
Assistant to the Director General / Head of Council Secretariat 
Tel: +49 6221 387-8288

Fax: +49 6221 387-8211