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Department of Biology

Biology - the science about life on land, in seabed, in the air and in aquatic environments. We study life and evolution of life. We contribute to environmental and social problem solving by means of basic research, interdisciplinarity and collaboration with a focus on sustainable solutions.

Department of Biology is part of Natural Sciences


2021.01.18 | Department of Bioscience

No insect crisis in the Arctic - yet

Climate change is more pronounced in the Arctic than anywhere else on the planet, raising concerns about the ability of wildlife to cope with the new conditions. A new study shows that rare insects are declining, suggesting that climatic changes may favour common species.

2021.01.14 | Department of Bioscience

Artificial intelligence puts focus on the life of insects

Scientists are combining artificial intelligence and advanced computer technology with biological know how to identify insects with supernatural speed. This opens up new possibilities for describing unknown species and for tracking the life of insects across Space and time.

2021.01.12 | Department of Biology

Biology students as entrepreneurs

Have a look at this recap of the pitch finale from this year's bio-entrepreneurship course. During the semester the students are trained in combining their bioscience knowledge with entrepreneurial thinking and business opportunities. The goal is to strengthen their perspectives on how basic science can be used to solve real-world problems…


Thu 28 Jan
14:30-16:30 | Online
Effect of temperature on mitochondrial respiration in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Final Exam for Master's degree: Jakob Vorre Michaelsen, Zoophysiology
Fri 29 Jan
13:00-15:00 | online
Glycolytic targets of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in skeletal muscle. Investigating PFK-2 activity in rats artificially selected for high and low intrinsic running capacity
Final exam for the Master’s degree: Rasmus Ladegaard Madsen, Section for Zoophysiology
Tue 16 Mar
13:00-12:00 | Online
Trans-European online seminar on science-based policy advice in agriculture, food, climate and environment
European governments are facing critical decisions on agriculture, food, climate and environment. Science based policy advice is in high demand, but varies across Europe. The aim of the first trans-European seminar in this area is to facilitate exchange of experiences, challenges and best practices in how to provide Science based policy advice.
Mon 27 Sep
09:00-15:00 | The Conference is held in Maastricht, the Netherlands
5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on LAND USE AND WATER QUALITY: Agriculture and the Environment