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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  • 2020/09/14


    Freitag, 25.09.2020, um 11:00 Uhr

    M.Sc. Alexander Gräwe

    Beyond mere flexibility: Functional Peptide Linkers in Engineered Nanosensors and -switches

  • 2020/09/04

    Prof. Thiel Member of the Academia Europaea

    Professor Gerhard Thiel has been elected as a member of the Academia Europaea.

    The Academia Europaea is a European non-governmental scientific society founded in 1988. Its goal is to promote academic excellence in a variety of scientific disciplines and to further the development of public education in the scientific fields represented in the Academy. The members come from all over Europe. The election of the new members represents an award: After inviting potential candidates, a review committee makes the decision on acceptance in a strict peer review process; the election is confirmed by the Council of the Society.

    Gerhard Thiel is a member of the Section Physiology & Neuroscience (Class Life Sciences) of the Academia Europaea. At the TU Darmstadt he is head of the Membrane Biophysics Department in the Department of Biology; he is also a researcher at the Centre for Synthetic Biology at the TU.