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


15 March 2018
Utrecht University has appointed Dr. Kirsten ten Tusscher as Professor of ‘Computational Developmental Biology’ at the Department of Biology.
De Darwins
20 December 2017
Darwins 2017 for the best Master’s and Bachelor’s theses in Biology for two students from Utrecht University: Mariska Simpson and Emma van Grinsven
30 November 2017
The selective transport process in neurons is made possible thanks to a highly refined, and completely unexpected, organisation of its road network


23 April 2018 16:15 - 17:15
PhD defence of Michael Dumbacher