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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Aletta Kraneveld
19 January 2018
Prof. Elly Hol en prof. Aletta Kraneveld about the descion of Pfizer to stop research on medication for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s:
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30 November 2017
The selective transport process in neurons is made possible thanks to a highly refined, and completely unexpected, organisation of its road network
Bert Janssen, sortilin
30 November 2017
Team leader, Dr. Bert Janssen explains how this insight is important to develop new drugs to combat a variety of diseases.

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