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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  • 2019/11/16


    Freitag, 13.12.2019, um 14:15 Uhr

    B2/03 Raum 109

    M.Sc. Alexandra Borch

    Identification of novel cellular factors involved in HIV-1 latency

  • 2019/11/16

    New Publication

    Result of the cooperation between AG Cardoso and Physics of Surfaces group

    A collaborative effort between researchers from the AG Cardoso and the Physics of Surfaces group in the material science department was published recently in Nanoscale Advances. The study employs advanced atomic force microscopy to investigate the mechanical differences between cancerous and non-malignant cells that arise from the cytoskeletal make up.

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  • 2019/11/15


    Montag, 9.12.2019, um 15:00 Uhr

    B2/03 Raum 109

    M.Sc. Tobias Winterstein

    Quaternary ammonium cations are a useful tool to investigate viral potassium channels

  • 2019/11/14


    Freitag, 6.12.2019, um 13:00 Uhr

    Kleiner Hörsaal Chemie, Alarich-Weiss-Str. 6, L2/03 Raum 5

    M.Sc. Alexander Krömmelbein

    Verfeinerung präklinischer Studien durch Einzelmolekülmikroskopie am Beispiel der FAK

  • 2019/11/12


    Donnerstag, 28.11.2019, um 14:00 Uhr

    B2/03 Raum 109

    M.Sc. Sandra Fischer

    Auto- and cross-regulation of the hnRNPs D and DL & Hypoxia-driven gene expression changes in human cancer cells

  • 2019/10/28

    iGEM-Team der TU gewinnt mehrere Preise

    Beim diesjährigen iGEM-Wettbewerb in Boston (USA) war das Team der TU Darmstadt sehr erfolgreich!

    Zur Nachricht

  • 2019/10/28

    Studienbüro in Moodle

    ab sofort ist das Studienbüro Biologie auch auf Moodle vertreten.

    Liebe Studierende,

    ab sofort ist das Studienbüro Biologie auch auf Moodle vertreten.

    Wir freuen uns, Ihnen dort unser neues Online-Angebot einer Informations- und Beratungsplattform vorstellen zu dürfen.Dieses Angebot wird mit der Zeit stetig wachsen und neue Inhalte und Informationen bieten.