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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3 September 2018
Both Albert Heck and Wim Goettsch will lead a large European research project, Alexandre Bonvin and Aletta Kraneveld both are partner in a project
Dr. Robert de Vries, Universiteit Utrecht
3 September 2018
Robert de Vries was awarded an ERC Starting Grant for research into a fundamental better vaccine for a dangerous type of flu
20 August 2018
iGEM is a student competition in synthetic biology, where students compete to build a synthetic biological system that can serve humanity in a useful way.

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