The Department of Biology is committed to basic research to address fundamental questions in living organisms over a wide scope of complexities. It ranges from the understanding of molecule structures and signaling processes in cells to ecological networks and neuronal circuits. Over the last decade the Department of Biology has focused its activities on two research topics, namely “Genome Stability” and “Synthetic Biology”. Both fields provide fruitful synergies within a wide range of collaborations including the growing number of bio-inspired endeavors in the engineering departments at TU Darmstadt and research institutions and industry partners in the Rhein/Main area.

Picture: Alina Ackermann

Meet our researchers

The campus hosts twenty senior labs as well as four junior and independent labs. Learn more about the staff and their research.

Academic staff at the Department of Biology

StudiReporter: Research @ the “Botanical Garden Campus”

Get an exclusive look inside the laboratories and learn about the different researches themes at our department.

Video: Claudia Baier & Benjamin Schepens