EMBL Administration units are responsible for supporting all parts of EMBL and for undertaking and delivering long-term strategic administrative planning.

As part of his duties, the Chief Operating Officer is responsible for maintaining close working relationships with national and local authorities in the host countries of the EMBL sites as well as with the EMBL Council, and in particular the Finance Committee, which decide the Laboratory’s general policies, budgets, and terms and conditions of service. He is supported in this by the Heads of Human Resources, Finance, Purchase, Facility Management, Legal Services, Health and Safety, and general support services. The Chief Operating Officer’s team includes a Senior Project Officer and a Records and Information Manager.


Britta Zimmermann
Personal Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

Tel: +49 6221 387-8202
Email: coo-office@embl.org