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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RESEARCH

Small brains in flies

Microcephaly is a rare neurodevelopmental disease that leads to reduced brain size. The disease can have numerous causes such as an infection by the infamous Zika virus or also the inheritance of genetic…

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OUTDOORS EXHIBITION

"In Switzerland, one plant in three could disappear"

The outdoors exhibition «Trésor végétal: comment sauvegarder nos plantes menacées» suggests solutions and presents involved people in Fribourg who protect endangered species. In French and German.

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RESEARCH

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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