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

Emma Luitjens, Georgios Agkavanakis, Yurhan Kwee, Janin Herkrath, Rushi Sanjeev Mehta, Franco Grosso Giordano
9 July 2018
Students from the Master’s programme Bio-Inspired Innovation have made it to the finals of the international Biomimicry Global Design Challenge
Cover van Nature Plants met de eerste twee varens waarvan het genoom is bepaald
28 June 2018
Scientists have recently sequenced the first full fern genomes, including the fast-growing fern Azolla filiculoides.
21 June 2018
Utrecht biologists deciphered the system that plants use to recover from a flooding. When the water is gone, plants still experience severe stress.
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.

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Events

26 - 29
Aug
26 August 2018 17:00 - 29 August 2018 17:00
International conference aiming to facilitate scientific exchange between early-career researchers
27
Aug
27 August 2018 19:00 - 21:30
What is in the cards for low-lying coastal areas such as the Netherlands if we consider present-day and future sea-level rise?
30 - 31
Aug
30 August 2018 09:00 - 31 August 2018 17:00
The conference is part of the many activities that are being organized during the 100 year anniversary of Wageningen University & Research (WUR).
17 - 21
Sep
17 September 2018 11:00 - 21 September 2018 16:00
The Green Office SusTasty Food Festival is back in September for a week of sustainable food trucks, workshops, and activities in the UU city centre courtyard.
24
Sep

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