The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is a molecular biology research institution supported by 20 European countries and Australia as associate member state. EMBL was created in 1974 and is an intergovernmental organisation funded by public research money from its member states. Research at EMBL is conducted by approximately 85 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. The Laboratory operates from five sites: the main Laboratory in Heidelberg, and Outstations in Hinxton (the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), Grenoble, Hamburg, and Monterotondo near Rome.
This is a general guide for writing most basic biology laboratory reports. The format may vary depending on the class and the teacher so it is important to check with the professor when there are any questions. A very good reference is the book Writing in Biology by Jan A. Pechenik, and page numbers referring to each of the five sections of a laboratory report are given. For details on writing a particular section, click on the appropriate link.
The Structural Biology Laboratory seeks to apply structural biology to the development of an effective HIV-1 vaccine. Despite the enormous potential of atomic-level design—successfully used, for example, in the development of potent drugs against the HIV-1 protease—current vaccine development makes little use of atomic-level information. We are trying to change this.