We're exploring the biochemical foundations of life.

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 recognize 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. 

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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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.

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