A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University
, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes
. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Shaping science, sharing tomorrow
At the Faculty of Science
there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Each of these is made up of distinct institutes that work together to focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing challenges. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.
Our lab and the Microbiology Group
are part of the Department of Biology
, which hosts a large number of research chairs that are organised within two institutes: the Institute for Biodynamics and Biocomplexity
(IBB) and the Institute of Environmental Biology
(IEB). Microbiology is embedded within the Institute of Environmental Biology (IEB)
. The scientists at the IEB combine molecular biology, physiology and genomics with plant, animal, and microbial ecology at different organisational levels of life - from genes, cells and organisms to population communities and entire ecosystems. It is the ambition of the IEB to further develop national and international leadership in integrated biological studies of plants, microbes, and animals and to create a stimulating, competitive environment for talented young scientists.
The Department of Biology also coordinates the teaching of the Bachelor’s programme in Biology, as well as the Master’s programmes and PhD courses that are offered through the Graduate School of Life Sciences
. Each institute promotes the maintenance of a high-quality and interactive research environment.
You will join the Parasitic Behavioural Manipulation Lab
embedded within the Microbiology Group. Our research is driven by our curiosity about fungi, their interactions with animals, and their abilities to hijack their hosts. Through our interdisciplinary collaborations we ask research questions across levels of biological organisation. Our integrative research approach to study fungal parasites makes for a vibrant lab in which researchers from various backgrounds and research interests can chase their ambitions. We strive to be an inclusive workplace where everyone can feel comfortable being their authentic selves. We value our differences and believe that we become better scientists and individuals by learning and sharing ideas across race, gender, age, religion, identity, nationality and experiences.