Our Faculty is embedded in a very stimulating and interactive research community, the Heidelberg Life Sciences, which includes many colleagues from adjacent faculties and excellent non-university research institutions. Research encompasses core areas of Biology as well as interdisciplinary border areas. In the core areas, research is focused on biochemistry, molecular biology, cell and developmental biology, genetics, neurobiology, physiology, the evolution of living matter from early cells to humans, biodiversity and ecosystems. The interdisciplinary areas include biophysics and bioinformatics, biotechnology and biomedicine and environmental biology. Research is located at one department institute (Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology) and four university centers including the Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH), the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN), the Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), and the newly founded Centre for Organismal Studies (COS). In addition, research environment in Heidelberg Life Sciences is well known by a number of extra-university research institutions that are closely connected to the department.
Center for Biochemistry (BZH)
Center for Molecular Biology (ZMBH)
Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN)
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB)
Non university research institutions
Young investigator groups