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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19 September 2017
The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW) has announced that the Saal van Zwanenberg Honorary Award 2017 is awarded to Prof. Jan Schellens,
Piet Gros neemt het applaus in ontvangst na de uitreiking van de ECN 'Medal in Gold'
19 September 2017
Piet Gros has been awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize in Crystallography and the ECN 'Medal in Gold'
Spinoza laureates posing with state secretary
12 September 2017
Professors Albert Heck and Alexander van Oudenaarden were presented with the Spinoza Prize by State Secretary Sander Dekker

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