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.

Contact

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

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

News

DNA (blue) in a spindle, the protein ASPM is located at the ‘poles’ (yellow)
24 April 2017
Publication in Nature Cell Biology about new molecular insight into brain development disorder microcephaly
Artist impression of transport in a neuron (NastPlas TM)
19 April 2017
Cell biologists from Utrecht University have discovered the crucial traffic regulator for the transport of vital molecules inside nerve cells.
Vlaggen van de Universiteit Utrecht.
21 March 2017
In two short videos, biology researcher Mike Boxem and chemistry researcher Friedrich Förster present the research that earned them their Vici grants

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