What is EMBRC?

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) aims to advance fundamental and applied marine biology and ecology research, while promoting the development of blue biotechnology. This is achieved by facilitating access to marine organisms and ecosystems, experimental facilities, technological platforms, and relevant services in its 32 marine stations and research institutes in 9 European countries including Belgium (and France – the host, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, UK) in support of robust and efficient research. 

Our network

Our member countries offer a wealth of marine biological laboratories and stations dedicated to the investigation of marine organisms and ecosystems. By making their services and resources available to European and international research/innovation communities, we hope to push the frontiers of marine biological science and promote marine solutions to address societal issues (eg global warming, food shortages) and develop novel products, drugs and treatments.

EMBRC currently has 9 member countries: Belgium, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

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How does EMBRC-BE fit in?

EMBRC Belgium coordinates EMBRC at a national level. Bringing together five operators offering marine biology services:

  • Ghent University (UGent)
  • Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)
  • University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
  • Hasselt University (UHASSELT)
  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)

EMBRC-BE Services

EMBRC-BE offers a variety of services supporting both fundamental and applied research activities for sustainable solutions in the food, health and environmental sectors. To learn more about each service category offered in Belgium, click on the icons below.

News & events

NEWS
EMBRC launches its new website

EMBRC is proud to announce that it has a new website. You will find information about who we are, how we’re organised, what we do, the services we...

09 Dec 2020
NEWS
Flatfish do it differently

EMBRC-BE partner KU Leuven and ILVO recently published their research on flatfish (sole, brill and turbot) in the journal Evolutionary Applications.

25 Nov 2020

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RT @MichaelTangher1: Ok, now, a serious question. I'm looking for people willing to work on microbial ecology for a 1-year postdoc here in Italy. It's going to be a mixed position, both in the lab (molecular biology, microscopy) and on bioinformatics (mostly amplicons). Who'd be in?
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