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. 


Prestigieuze Laukien Prijs 2014 voor Scheikundehoogleraar Marc Baldus
25 March 2014
At the ENC 2014 Marc Baldus received the Laukien prize for his research on the structure and dynamics of biomolecules in cell-membranes using solid-state NMR
Duizenden onbekende antigenen opgespoord
13 March 2014
Researchers of Utrecht University, Intravacc and the RIVM used a new method to identify hitherto unknown peptide antigens.
ERC grant voor André Mischke om opsporing borstkanker te verbeteren
4 March 2014
ERC Grant for Mischke to intensify the detection of breast cancer