Department of Biology

Our department has a strong commitment to provide an outstanding research environment with strong dedication for excellent teaching.



Erasmus + Digital Marine Project

Researchers at the Department of Biology of University of Fribourg are part of the DIGITALMARINE educational project, which has officially started and initiated last week at Sorbonne University in Paris.…

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Scientists identify 66 future alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species that are not yet established in the EU region, but if introduced would be most likely to pose a threat to biodiversity and ecosystems.

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How organisms evolve towards a longer life

How does evolution determine how long organisms can live? A team led by Prof. Thomas Flatt of the University of Fribourg has just published the results of a major study on the evolution of longevity, based…

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Botrylloides leachii

Get acquainted with our closest invertebrate relative.