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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H.R. Kruytbuilding, room O.106
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht


Dry rice plants
Wednesday 8 July 2015
The goal is to determine the mechanisms by which the important food crop, rice, and the model plant Arabidopsis can adapt to different conditions
Casper Hoogenraad
Monday 6 July 2015
Prof.dr. Casper Hoogenraad (Biology) is awarded the 2016 IBRO/Kemali International Prize for Research in the Field of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience.
C. elegans
Thursday 2 July 2015
The discovery of Professor Sander van den Heuvel and PhD researcher Suzan Ruijtenberg was published in the leading journal Cell