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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  • 2020/05/25


    Freitag, 26.06.2020, um 14:15 Uhr

    M.Sc. Patrick Rühl

    Schwefel und Persulfid (Di-) Oxygenasen: Biochemische, spektroskopische und strukturelle Eigenschaften und deren Einfluss auf die Reaktionsmechanismen

  • 2020/05/20


    Mittwoch, 17.06.2020, um 10:00 Uhr

    M.Sc. Tobias Zahn

    Entwicklung eines neuartigen Ansatzes zur therapeutischen Vakzinierung chronischer HBV-Infektionen

    Prüfung per Videokonferenz (Zoom)

  • 2020/05/08


    Mittwoch, 24.06.2020, um 13:00 Uhr

    M.Sc. Niels Schlichting

    Optimization and automation of the ligase cycling reaction

    Prüfung per Videokonferenz (Zoom)

  • 2020/05/07


    Montag, 22.06.2020, um 14:15 Uhr

    M.Sc. Sabrina Völkel

    Auswirkungen von Schwermetallionen auf Halobacterium salinarum R1

  • 2020/05/04


    Freitag, 05.06.2020, um 13:00 Uhr

    M.Sc. Amira Elbakry

    Factors regulating late stages of homologous recombination and sub-pathway choice in G2

    Prüfung per Videokonferenz (Zoom)

  • 2020/04/30

    new post-doc scientists representatives

    A month ago, the post-docs and myself held a video conferencing meeting to finalize the new post-doc scientists program of the department. In the meantime, we also have the two new post-doc scientists representatives for the next two years. These are Dr. Johanna Mirsch (Löbrich lab, left) and Dr. Maria Arroyo (Cardoso lab, right). Thank you so much for taking over the task! We look forward to advancing the program with your help.