About Us

Some of the most pressing challenges in biomedical research today are global: understanding complex diseases, harnessing the potential of new technologies and driving the development of  personalized approaches to medicine. Effective solutions can only be found by working together, across discplines, and across borders.

In this spirit EMBL, Europe’s leading research institute in molecular biology, and Stanford University, an internationally renowned center in research and education, have established the Life Science Alliance. By bringing together the best researchers from clinicians to engineers, chemists and biologists, we can gain a global understanding of the problem and create breakthroughs in biomedical research. In bridging these two institions, we are leveraging our complementary strengths and creating an interdisciplinary research network for the benefit of the life science communities worldwide.