Since its creation in 1988, EMBnet has evolved from an informal network of individuals in charge of maintaining biological databases into the only organisation worldwide bringing bioinformatics professionals to work together to serve the expanding fields of genetics and molecular biology. Although composed predominantly of academic Institutes (Nodes), EMBnet gains an important added dimension from its individual members. The success of EMBnet has been increasing the number of organisations and individuals outside Europe up to becoming an international network. For this reason in 2010, EMBnet was officially renamed as EMBnet – The Global Bioinformatics Network with members in Asia, Africa, Australia and America.

Organisational membersRepresentantInstitute
BelgiumDavid CoornaertHaute École en Hainaut 
BrazilAna Tereza VasconcelosThe Brazilian Academy of Sciences
ChinaYiming Bao (Jingchu Luo until 2020)National Genomic Data Center
ColombiaEmiliano Barreto HernándezNational University of Colombia
GreeceDimitris VlachakisAgricultural University of Athens
ItalyDomenica D’EliaNational Research Council
MexicoCesar BonavidesNational Autonomous University of Mexico
NigeriaAndreas GiselInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
SlovakiaLubos KlucarSlovak Academy of Sciences
Sri LankaKanchana Senanayake (Prof. Kamani Tennekoon unitl 2021)University of Colombo
SwedenErik Bongcam-RudloffSwedish University of Agricultural Sciences