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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Anna Akhmanova en onderzoekers (foto: Rafael-Philippen - NWO)
15 June 2018
Prof. Anna Akhmanova from Utrecht University is to receive an NWO Spinoza Prize in the value of 2.5 million euros for her leading research into cytoskeletons.
7 June 2018
Resistant cells of a certain type of cancer defend themselves against chemotherapy by changing the way they use their nutrients.
30 May 2018
Piet Gros and Rens Voesenek appointed as Faculty Professor

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