Science for Life

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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.

The research groups of Utrecht University (Faculty of Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) and the UMC Utrecht, who work together in this domain, also operate in close interaction with the Hubrecht Institute and Princess Maxima Center.

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Maarten Altelaar
12 September 2019
As of 15 September, researcher Maarten Altelaar has been appointed Professor in Pharmaceutical Proteomics.
9 September 2019
Per September 1, prof. Alexandre Bonvin has been appointed as the new scientific director of the Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research.
Ole Pedersen
5 September 2019
Utrecht scientists have discovered how plants can quickly detect that they are under water when flooded and initiate processes that prevents them from drowning.
30 August 2019
Prof. Corné Pieterse (Biology) is part of the consortium MiCRop, which receives the Gravitation grant.
Robin Ohm
31 July 2019
Robin Ohm received a VIDI grant in 2019 to find out how mushrooms defend themselves against pathogens.

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