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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Network in ribosome
28 September 2015
Previously this was only possible when a small number of proteins was put together artificially.
Prof. Albert Heck en Prof. Geert-Jan Boons
28 August 2015
The American Chemical Society has honoured prof. Albert Heck en prof. Geert-Jan Boons with prestigious awards.
prof. Roos Masereeuw
18 August 2015
Masereeuw is an expert in the field of renal pharmacology. She leads her field internationally with her research into a bioartificial kidney.

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