Institute of Environmental Biology

Plants, microbes and animals are essential components of our natural environment and their interactions play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. Our interdisciplinary research programme is focused on the biological mechanisms that determine how plants, microbes and animals interact with each other and how they are able to adapt to their constantly changing and often harmful environment. Inspired by nature, the Institute of Environmental Biology aims to contribute to the development of sustainable solutions for urgent societal problems such as future food security, ecological consequences of climate change, and protection of our natural resources.  

Contact

Phone: +31 30 253 6700
E-mail: science.secr.ieb.ibb@uu.nl

News

30 May 2018
Piet Gros and Rens Voesenek appointed as Faculty Professor
Plant-microbe interactions
24 May 2018
Plants defend themselves against pathogenic fungi around the roots by excreting a protective substance.
24 May 2018
With the new research facility NPEC, plant scientists from Utrecht and Wageningen will be able to study the growth of plants better than ever before.
Kasper van Gelderen, genomineerd Wetenschapstalent 2018
30 April 2018
Molecular plant biologist Kasper van Gelderen is one of 25 nominees for the election of the Dutch/Flemish Scientific Talent 2018 award
12 April 2018
5.6 million euros for experimental plant facilities hosted by Utrecht University

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Events

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Jun
20 June 2018 09:00 - 12:00
On the occasion of Marlotte Vonk's PhD defence the UIPS Mini-symposium organises a mini-symposium.
22
Jun
22 June 2018 15:00 - 17:00
By Dr. Jerry van Dijk (UU) and Geert van der Veer (initiator of the Herenboeren nature-inclusive farming concept)
29
Jun
29 June 2018 14:00 - 20:00
Symposium and BBQ, with key-note speaker prof. dr. Dick Swaab, on 'Our Creative Brain'
2 - 13
Jul
2 July 2018 09:30 - 13 July 2018 17:00
The Summerschool course focuses on the key themes that drive the food politics agenda in the European Union.

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