Science for Life explores the fundamentals of life through high-level research in the biosciences, aiming at future solutions for health and environmental challenges. Science for Life represents the collaboration of internationally leading scientists from the Faculty of Science at Utrecht University, combining forces of over 20 research groups in the fields of molecular, cellular and pharmaceutical sciences, as well as in plant biology.

Science for Life operates in close interaction with complementary research groups at Utrecht Science Park, e.g. the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Utrecht University, the Faculty of Medicine at the University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Hubrecht Institute and other academic and industrial partners worldwide.


4 July 2017
The European Commission approved the establishment of the ERIC Instruct, a pan-european infrastructure for structural biology on July 4, 2017.
Spinozalaureaten Alexander van Oudenaarden en Albert Heck.
15 June 2017
Both Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden from Utrecht University receive a Spinozaprize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands.
DNA (blue) in a spindle, the protein ASPM is located at the ‘poles’ (yellow)
24 April 2017
Publication in Nature Cell Biology about new molecular insight into brain development disorder microcephaly