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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Flower Power: The purple pitcher plant brings together worldwide scientists in Fribourg

One month ago, the SPIN - the Sarracenia purpurea International Network has been created at the University of Fribourg during a dedicated workshop. This official consortium counts 17 researchers from North…

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Scientific expedition in the high arctic

Science can really be adventurous. Invited by the University of Life Sciences from Poznan in Poland, Gregor Kozlowski, botanical garden curator, will investigate and collect plant material of several arctic…

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First step to induce self-repair in the central nervous system

Injured axons instruct Schwann cells to build specialized actin spheres to break down and remove axon fragments, thereby starting the regeneration process. The research team led by Prof. Claire Jacob…

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