Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity

What are the fundamental principles that govern life? This question drives the research at the Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity. Being part of the University's strategic theme Life Sciences, we perform interdisciplinary research that combines biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics to understand living systems.

We study life at different organizational levels, from individual molecules, such as DNA, lipids and proteins, to cells and model organisms. By combining wet-lab experiments with theory and simulation, we aim to achieve a systems-level understanding of complex dynamic processes and their evolution.


Sander van den Heuvel
+31 (0)30 253 4230

Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht
The Netherlands


Robin Ohm
31 July 2019
Robin Ohm received a VIDI grant in 2019 to find out how mushrooms defend themselves against pathogens.
Sabrina Oliveira
25 July 2019
Oliveira was a awarded the grant for new therapy for head and neck cancer
16 April 2019
Neurobiologists published their results in Cell Reports.


18 September 2019 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence of Anne Janssen
30 October 2019 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence of Vincent Portegijs