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

9 May 2019
Algae can convert up to 98 percent of the solar energy. Through mass spectrometry, it has now become clear how.
16 April 2019
Neurobiologists published their results in Cell Reports.
16 April 2019
Publication in Nature Communications

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Events

Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
10 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45
PhD defence of Teska Mulder
Vlag Universiteit Utrecht
12 July 2019 10:30 - 11:30
PhD defence of Suzanne van der Horst

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