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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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Outstanding research on biodiversity in grasslands: Franz Löffler's doctoral thesis receives several awards


The global decline in biodiversity has reached alarming proportions. Scientific studies on the causes of biodiversity loss are therefore more important than ever. Osnabrück biologist Dr. Franz Löffler received several research awards last year for his research in this area.

Great honor: Osnabrück University researchers elected to the board of developmental biology society


In the future, two researchers from Osnabrück University will be steering the fortunes of an important bioscientific society: The members of the “Gesellschaft für Entwicklungsbiologie” elected Prof. Dr. Kerstin Bartscherer as the new chairperson and Prof. Dr. Achim Paululat as a member of the board.

Awards for the best master theses go to Julia Seimert and Melanie Trupp


Again this year, two former Osnabrück Biology master students were honored for their theses. Julia Seimert received the award in the category “thesis with a focus on biochemistry/molecular biology” and Melanie Trupp in the category “thesis with a focus on organismal biology”.

Cutting-edge research at Osnabrück Biology: DFG approves Collaborative Research Center


The University of Osnabrück is receiving more than 11.5 million euros from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the new Collaborative Research Centre 1557 "Functional plasticity encoded by cellular membrane networks". The DFG is thus funding the joint research of numerous young scientists around the biochemist Prof. Dr. Christian Ungermann.

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Supramolecular electrochemistry: Novel approaches for sensing and redox switching

Talk by: Robert Hein, Groningen
Location: Barbarastr. 7, 32/107
Start: 31.01.2023, 17:00

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Reinhardt et. al. (2023) Biol Chem.
Rierola et. al. (2023) Brain Research Bulletin 149:13-22.
Saltukoglu et. al. (2023) EMBO J e112030.

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Two scientists (m/f/d)
Research group Ecology
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Collaborative Research Center 1557
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Research group Molecular Cell Biology

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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".