Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research

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

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Tau monomer and tau fibril
27 January 2020
Utrecht scientists uncover on a molecular level why proteins form aggregates with the protein Tau, that plays a role in Alzheimer Disease.
20 December 2019
Stefan Rüdiger has been granted € 200,000 in funding for research on the aggregation of the Tau protein, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
16 December 2019
The EU has invested 10 million euro in the project iNEXT-Discovery, for access to structural biology facilities.


3 April 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Three workshops (in DUTCH!) will take place in Utrecht in which the responsible further use of human tissue and data will be taken one step further.
8 April 2020 10:30 - 11:30
PhD defence of H.Y. Yeoh MSc (Science / Cellular Protein Chemistry).
15 April 2020 12:00 - 21:00
The Graduate School of Life Sciences and the PhD Council present this interactive day of lectures and workshops for all GS-LS PhD candidates.