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Welcome to the website of the biology unit at Osnabrück University! Our research activities cover a wide range of biological disciplines. Our range of courses includes both research-oriented and teaching-oriented courses, in which basic principles from the entire spectrum of biology are taught.

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Perspectives of Molecular Neurobiology: Invitation to the 10th Westerberger Herbsttagung


On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, the 10th Westerberger Herbsttagung will be held in the CellNanOs building. The topic this year is "Membranes and the Cytoskeleton in Health and Neurodegenerative Disease". Registration for the conference is now open.

Altruistic cell death in bacterial clusters: new research project


The so-called „altruistic suicide“ of bacterial cells has been little researched so far. In a new joint project of researchers from Osnabrück Biology and Bielefeld University, the background of this phenomenon will be investigated in more detail. The German Research Foundation (DFG) is providing a total of around 500,000 euros for this purpose.

BestMasters Award: Maresa Temmen’s thesis published by Springer


How is the acceptance of meat substitutes in Germany? Maresa Temmen addressed this question in her master's thesis, which she wrote under the supervision of Dr. Florian Fiebelkorn in the Biology Didactics group. In addition to the top grade, she received a special recognition for her work: the "BestMasters Award" from Springer combined with the publication of her results as a book.

Lectures, experiments and lab olympics - the night of biology classes at our department


Should I study biology? At the first "Nacht der Bio-LKs" on June 30, students had the opportunity to get a little closer to answering this question. Whether during lectures, in conversation with students and teachers, or by looking through a microscope - there were a variety of insights into biological research and teaching at the department.

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"New perspectives in nature"

Open-air-exhibition from 07.-21.08.2022
Date: 07.-21.08.2022 - 12:00
Location: Botanical Garden

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Mildner et. al. (2022) Histochem Cell Biol. online
Althoff et. al. (2022) Front Plant Sci. 23;13:909327
Elpers et. al. (2022) Methods Mol Biol. 2427:167-175

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Our research

Our research profile covers a wide range of biological disciplines. Here you will find an overview of the different research groups.


Our curriculum includes both research and teaching-oriented courses that teach fundamentals from across the spectrum of biology.

Science goes public

At the "Osnabrücker Wissensforum", researchers from the university answer questions from interested citizens. Here you can find a selection of contributions of Osnabrück Biology scientists.

University & schools

For many years, the Biology unit at Osnabrück University has supported schools in designing modern biology lessons with the two projects "Explain-OS" and "NaT-Working-OS".