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

17 September 2018
The first Seed Money call of the Future Food Hub in 2018 for Education projects is open till November1st.
12 August 2018
Utrecht University Biologists awarded by the International Society for Microbial Ecology
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.

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