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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Casper Hoogenraad
6 July 2015
Prof.dr. Casper Hoogenraad (Biology) is awarded the 2016 IBRO/Kemali International Prize for Research in the Field of Basic and Clinical Neuroscience.
3 July 2015
Dr. Roos Masereeuw has been appointed professor of Pharmacology at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences.
C. elegans
2 July 2015
The discovery of Professor Sander van den Heuvel and PhD researcher Suzan Ruijtenberg was published in the leading journal Cell

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