Department of Biology

The Department of Biology in University of Fribourg - Switzerland - has a strong commitment to provide an outstanding research environment in life sciences with strong dedication for excellent teaching. We aim to equip our students with the best knowledge to cope with the current global challenges. 

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Seeanemonen und darwinsche Dämonen

Der Tod ist zweifellos ein unabwendbarer Teil des Lebens. Oder? Biologen setzen hinter diese Aussage seit einigen Jahren ein Fragezeichen im Falle bestimmter Pflanzen und Tiere. Und vielleicht sogar für…

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Why do we get sick? A Darwinian perspective

In an article in the La Liberté newspaper this week, Prof. Thomas Flatt from the Department of Biology, talks with journalist Pascal Fleury about Evolutionary or Darwinian Medicine: "Se soigner avec Darwin".

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Justin Rowlatt from BBC News during his interview to Greta Thunberg wonders: "Is individual action pointless in the face of climate change?" Some of us, despite of the difficulty of the task, do not think…

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