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. 



SINERGIA projects awarded in the department

Sinergia is a program of the Swiss National Science Fund that supports ambitious collaborative projects between two to four groups in Switzerland and abroad, on breakthrough research. Obtaining Sinergia…

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One-day workshop to train secondary school students on handwashing and hygiene

Dotun Adeleye Adeyinka (Egger group, Department of Biology) and Moyinoluwa Olusegun (RUWESA, Nigeria), organized a one-day workshop for school children on the importance of hand washing, hygiene and sanitation.

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A beetle against allergies

Hardly any other plant is as allergenic as Ambrosia. But now there is a glimmer of hope - thanks to an accidentally introduced beetle. A study, in which the University of Fribourg was a participant, has…

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Professor (open-rank) position in Environmental Biology available at the Department of Biology!

The Dept. of Biology welcomes applications for SNF Eccellenza professorial fellowship support for the 2021 call. Please send your applications as a single pdf to In a two-step process candidates that fit to the research lines of the department will be selected. Potential candidates will be invited to a mini-symposium to be held November 24th 2020. Candidates to be supported will be contacted after the symposium.


The department complies with University's measures to limit COVID-19 spread