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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Biosimilar
20 August 2018
With EPO as a showcase, the researchers foresee that their method will generally enable the development and production of custom-designed biological medicines.
Lukas Kapitein
2 August 2018
Lukas Kapitein has been appointed as Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biophysics at the Department of Biology.
UMCU medewerkers praten met een patiënte
11 July 2018
Research project ‘MyOwnResearch’, including Utrecht University professors Aletta Kraneveld and Alex Schönhuth, has been awarded a grant of 2.6 million Euros.

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