Science for Life

PietGros

Without understanding how things work, we can’t fix them when they’re broken. In this day of modern diseases, this is critical. Fundamental science - biology, chemistry, physics, math – is our toolbox with which we can make smart solutions for medicine, our environment and technology.

All Nobel Prize winners are awarded for their discoveries that fill a gap in our current knowledge. The ‘spill-over’ from their findings generate progress and shape our society. We recognise the importance of scientific curiosity and have created the Science for Life domain in Utrecht that serves as a breeding ground for our innovation ecosystem.

We're exploring the biochemical foundations of life 

The research and discoveries in this domain bring diversity, insight and detail to our understanding of how life and its components work. Focus areas include molecular and cellular biology, pharmaceutical science and plant biology. Using highly advanced technologies, such as NMR spectroscopy, bioinformatics and nanotechnology, we’re finding solutions for health and environmental challenges. 

 

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NWO logo English
29 January 2019
NWO has awarded a research grant to a collaboration between researchers from Utrecht and Wageningen and industry.
Dr. Robert de Vries, Universiteit Utrecht
24 January 2019
De Vries receives the premium for his important research on the receptor-specificity of viruses, including the influenza virus.
24 January 2019
Cum laude PhD defence
14 January 2019
Inaugural lecture Prof. Kirsten ten Tusscher
7 January 2019
The European Union has awarded 10 million euro to a consortium in the field of mass spectrometry based proteomics research

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