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. 


8 January 2015
Cell biologists at Utrecht University have successfully moved selected parts of a neuron to another specific location within the cell.
Molecules analyzed
12 December 2014
An international consortium, has uncovered the molecular events underlying the biological processes of the creation of stem cells from specialized cells.
Europese Proteomics Pioneer Award voor Albert Heck
6 October 2014
The European Proteomics Association (EuPA) has honoured Albert Heck with the Proteomics Pioneer Award 2014.