EMBL operates from six sites across Europe.

The headquarters and largest laboratory site is in Heidelberg, Germany.

The Heads of EMBL’s other five sites provide leadership and guidance to their units, and assist the Director General and Deputy Director General in representing EMBL to external stakeholders in their host countries.

The Head of EMBL Barcelona is Dr James Sharpe.

The Head of EMBL Grenoble is Dr Stephen Cusack FRS.

The Head of EMBL Hamburg is Professor Matthias Wilmanns.

The joint Directors of the EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute are Dr Rolf Apweiler and Professor Ewan Birney FRS.

The Interim Head of EMBL Rome is Dr Cornelius Gross.