2007 - Creation of the Unit of Virus Host Cell Interactions (UVHCI) between the partners EMBL Grenoble, Grenoble University and CNRS with the objective to foster internationally competitive research in structural and molecular biology.

2006 - Inauguration of the Carl-Ivar Brändén Building (CIBB), hosting the Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB) and the Unit of Host Cell Virus Interaction (UVHCI).

2005 - New facility providing on-site infrastructures of stages of protein expression facilities, crystallisation robots and sample environment for structural determination on the beamline.

2002 - Creation of the Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB) as a joint venture with the neighboring institutes ILL, ESRF, IBS, CNRS and UJF.

1994 - Opening of a third-generation synchrotron: creation of a precision automated microdiffraction meter expanding the use of x-ray crystallography and broadening the scope of structural biology.

1980s - Development of neutron scattering techniques and instrumentation resulting in a joint ILL/EMBL diffractometer.

1975 - Foundation of EMBL Grenoble with an agreement with the ILL to use neutron beams to investigate biological structures.