Research projects and facilities

Research at the Department of Biology is fundamentally oriented and primarily serves to gain knowledge. It provides the basis for numerous applications and solutions to current global challenges. The 18 research groups in the Department of Biology contribute, among other things, to deciphering the basis of diseases using biomedical approaches and ensuring food and supply security in times of climate change.

 Research in the various subject areas

The Department of Biology has a large number of externally funded research projects. Third-party funders include the EU, the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The funding programs, research networks and central institutions represented at the department are listed below: