The Director of Scientific Core Facilities and Scientific Services leads the development and provision of research services which, in line with EMBL’s mission, are open to both internal and external scientists, who benefit significantly from the unit’s contributions and advice and are able to conduct research at and beyond normal state-of-the-art.

Core Facilities are staffed by technology experts who focus on service provision, delivering technologies to be used in research projects designed and run by others. Each is run by a Head of Facility who is responsible for the development of the facility, daily operations and ensuring high user satisfaction. Close attention is given to the delivery of quality services, fast reaction times to user demands, affordable prices and the complete integration of Core Facilities with the scientific objectives of EMBL.

Core Facilities also contribute significantly to internal and external training courses and workshops, often in collaboration with industrial partners. The Unit also provides advice and guidance to institutions in member states on establishment of their own core facilities and services to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their scientific research.