European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) Industry Programme

At a Glance
  • Status: Active Consortium
  • Year Launched: 1996
  • Initiating Organization: European Molecular Biology Lab
  • Initiator Type: Third-party organization
  • No disease focus


The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), established the Industry Programme in 1996 to address the needs of industry in a number of ways. Through participation in the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), EBI leads projects ranging from drug safety databases to semantic enrichment of scientific literature. It supports small to medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) by providing essential data infrastructure and services, enables bioinformatics spin-outs from EMBL, and facilitates key precompetitive and translational projects with industry partners.


Since 1996, the Industry Programme has been helping industry make the most of advances in bioinformatics and cheminformatics. Its strategic focus is the development of resources and services that will benefit its members as well as its wider stakeholder communities. Members lend their insights and expertise to define and shape the services provided. They also identify topics for bioinformatics training workshops, which serve to facilitate the discovery of new therapeutics, vaccines, consumer products, and a growing range of agricultural products. The program utilizes small-scale industrial collaborations as proving grounds for the adaptation of services to directly accommodate the specific needs of its partners.

Members fund the program and set its priorities.


Funding is provided by member organizations.


Points of Contact

To learn more about the Industry Programme, contact Dominic Clark, Industry Programme manager.

Dominic Clark
Industry Programme Manager
EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD
United Kingdom
phone: +44 1223 492 575
fax: +44 1223 494 468

For information about quarterly meetings and any other urgent matters, contact Sheila Savill, Industry Programme administrator at

For information about Industry Programme workshops and SME meetings, contact Rebecca Greenstaff, events organizer at

Sponsors & Partners




Biogen Idec

Boehringer Ingelheim

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Eli Lilly



Merck Serono

Nestle Institute of Health Sciences


Novo Nordisk



Sanofi Aventis




Last Updated: 04/15/2016

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