The Bijvoet Center
The scientists at the Bijvoet Center want to understand how life itself works at the smallest possible level, that of the atoms and molecules of which all life is build. All living organisms consist of living cells. Bacteria and yeast are organisms consisting of a single cell each, but larger organisms consist of many cells working together. The body of an adult human contains up to 50 trillion cells.
The Bijvoet Center is a research institute at Utrecht University, where researchers in the fields of chemistry, biology, pharmacy and medicine work together to discover the molecular basis of life. On this website you will information on who we are, what we do and how we do it.