What defines the identity of a cell? How is the same genetic code used to build hundreds of different cell types with distinct physiological and morphological properties? These big questions drive our enthusiasm for deciphering how genetic and epigenetic information is processed into different gene expression programs.

The research groups in the GBE division each address a different part of this fundamental problem, and bring together complementary approaches and ways of thinking. We are also involved in training the next generation of scientists, both in the lab and in courses in various UU bachelor programs.

Research labs


Join us for the second U-chromatin meeting!

September 21st, 2023, 15:30 at The Hubrecht Institute (Auditorium)
A recurring meeting that brings together the different chromatin labs working on the Utrecht Science Park.