The Department of Biology coordinates the teaching of the Bachelor’s programme in Biology and also several Master’s programmes that are offered through the Graduate Schools of Life Sciences and of Natural Sciences.

The Department also houses a large number of research chairs. Research in the Department falls under aegis of the Institute of Environmental Biology (IEB) and the Institute for Biodynamics and Biocomplexity (IBB).


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De micro-organismen in de wortels hebben een positief effect op de plant (illustratie door Jan Karen Campbel)
Wednesday 17 July 2019
Utrecht researches plant-microbe interaction in roots
Monday 8 July 2019
Utrechts scientists set up research through Twitter and discovered that a tiny virus lives in the gut of humans around the world.
Wilde dieren, Hermann van der Moolen, 1843 - ca. 1920
Monday 1 July 2019
ATHENA is a portal in development in which an enormous amount of information on biodiversity in the Netherlands is compiled.




10 September 2019 20:00 - 21:30
Neurobiologist Dr Divya Raj tells how Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene changed our understanding of evolution. Does his theory still hold up today?