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. 

News

Lukas Kapitein
2 August 2018
Lukas Kapitein has been appointed as Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics at the Department of Biology.
UMCU medewerkers praten met een patiënte
11 July 2018
Research project ‘MyOwnResearch’, including Utrecht University professors Aletta Kraneveld and Alex Schönhuth, has been awarded a grant of 2.6 million Euros.
Albert Heck
3 July 2018
Albert Heck is to receive two international distinctions this summer for his work in biochemistry and mass spectrometry.

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Events

Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
29 August 2018 10:30 - 11:30
PhD defence Fawaz Alharbi
Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
5 September 2018 14:30 - 15:30
PhD defence Roberto Daltro Vidal de Souza Morais

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