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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22 July 2019
Researchers at among others Utrecht University and Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven published an article on the process in PNAS on July, 22.
8 July 2019
Utrechts scientists set up research through Twitter and discovered that a tiny virus lives in the gut of humans around the world.
19 June 2019
Utrecht University is getting of the most comprehensive electron microscopes for materials studies in the Netherlands.
Man in pain at the gp
12 June 2019
The use of addictive painkillers in the Netherlands has gotten out of hand. A new consortium is going to investigate it.
28 May 2019
The protein complex that enables cells with a nucleus to divide, is a mosaic of over 40 primal proteins. It explains the success of all cells with a nucleus.

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