Department of Biology

Welcome to the Department of Biology at the TU Darmstadt.

The Department of Biology stands out for its focus on technology-driven biological research and education. Our research groups are active in a wide range of areas including Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, Neurosciences and Computational Biology. Close collaborations with other research institutions, nationally as well as internationally, and industry partners exist.


Our research groups are active in many different fields of biology with a focus on three major areas:
- Biology of stress response
- Synthetic Biology
- Molecular and cellular responses to ionizing radiation

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We provide a modern education with a focus on training students in state-of-the-art biological technologies to best prepare them for their professional career.

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  • 2020/07/07


    Donnerstag, 30.07.2020, um 14:15 Uhr

    M.Sc. Sarah Biganski

    Evaluation of Natural Antagonists for Biological Control of Drosophila suzukii

  • 2020/07/06


    Mittwoch, 29.07.2020, um 14:15 Uhr

    M.Sc. Kerri Kukovetz

    Systematic analyses of structure/function variability of viral K+ channels for the development of synthetic channels

  • 2020/06/26


    Freitag, 10.07.2020, um 14:00 Uhr

    M.Sc. Anja Jeannine Engel

    Potassium channel-based optogenetic tool development. Establishment and optimization of compartment-specific light-inducible silencing tools