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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Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate

Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study led by Professor Daniele Silvestro at the University of Fribourg…

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Milk tolerance has increased rapidly

Only a few of the bones from remains found on the oldest known battlefield in Europe show evidence of milk tolerance. Some 120 generations later, almost all people living in the same area are now able…

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Débarquées en Europe, les drosophiles ont vite évolué

Une équipe internationale co-dirigée par l'Université de Fribourg a réalisé la première étude à l'échelle du continent européen de l'évolution génétique des drosophiles, ces petites mouches que l'on trouve…

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