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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  • 2018/11/15


    Freitag, 7.12.2018, 14:15 Uhr,

    B2|03 109, Schnittspahnstraße 10

    Gianpiero Gueli Alletti:

    Use of Next Generation Sequencing to Improve Identification and Quantification of Baculovirus Diversity

  • 2018/11/14


    Freitag, 23.11.2018, 13:00 Uhr,

    B2|03 109, Schnittspahnstraße 10

    Julia Hanauer:

    Increasing oncoselectivity of virotherapy: Receptor targeted viruses against CD30-positive malignancies

  • 2018/11/07

    Veröffentlichung in NATURE METHODS

    Neues optogenetisches Werkzeug

    Die neueste Ausgabe von NATUE METHODS enthält einen Artikel in dem unter Beteiligung der Arbeitsgruppe Thiel aus dem Fachbereich Biologie ein neues optogenetisches Werkzeug vorgestellt wird.

  • 2018/10/31


    Freitag, 16.11.2018, 14:15 Uhr,

    B2|03 109, Schnittspahnstraße 10

    Yiqing Lu:

    The Neural Substrate of the Eureka Effect

  • 2018/10/25


    Freitag, 9.11.2018, 14:15 Uhr,

    B2|03 109, Schnittspahnstraße 10

    Patrick Weber:

    DNA replication dynamics in embryonic stem cells