Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research

The Bijvoet CenterĀ studies life on the molecular scale. Our focus is on the biomolecules that make up all living organisms, including humans. We concentrate on elucidating the structure of these biomolecules, such as proteins, at the atomic level and on determining the relation between their structure and function in living cells and tissues. By working on healthy cells and those affected by disease, we aim to unravel the basic mechanisms of disease origin. To study the structure of biomolecules, we have a wide range of technologies at our disposal, including advanced biochemistry and biophysics, NMR, X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and mass spectrometry.


Bijvoet CenterĀ for Biomolecular Research
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht
The Netherlands
+31 30 253 3658

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Cryo-EM structure of the inner kinetochore-Cenp-A nucleosome complex
4 October 2019
The first structure of the inner kinetochore bound to a centromeric nucleosome shows how chromosomes are bound before being segregated into two new cells.
Rector magnificus Henk Kummeling ondertekent namens de Universiteit Utrecht de San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
24 September 2019
Rector Magnificus Henk Kummeling signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) on behalf of Utrecht University.
Maarten Altelaar
12 September 2019
As of 15 September, researcher Maarten Altelaar has been appointed Professor in Pharmaceutical Proteomics.


25 November 2019 09:30 - 17:00
On 25 November 2019, the 5th Science for Life conference will take place in the Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
6 - 7
6 April 2020 08:30 - 7 April 2020 18:00
The Bijvoet Symposium 2019 of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research will take place on April 6-7, 2020.