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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Friedrich Forster
Tuesday 20 December 2016
Friedrich Förster, recently appointed Professor of Cryo-Electron Microscopy at Utrecht University, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.
Cancer cell trough three-dimensional network of fibers
Friday 9 December 2016
Publication Developmental Cell
Thursday 24 November 2016
Utrecht Biologists discovered that blue light is essential for plant growth when neighbour plants are close. They published the mechanism in Current Biology