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Welcome to the website of the biology unit at Osnabrück University! Our research activities cover a wide range of biological disciplines. Our range of courses includes both research-oriented and teaching-oriented courses, in which basic principles from the entire spectrum of biology are taught.

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Scientific exchange in summery weather: First international symposium of the Collaborative Research Center 1557


On September 6th and 7th, the first symposium of the Collaborative Research Center 1557 "Functional plasticity encoded by cellular membrane networks" took place in Osnabrück. In summery temperatures, about 100 participants met in the Bohnenkamp House of the Botanical Garden for scientific exchange. Following the kick-off meeting of the PhD students in May, it was the first event of the research network launched in January with an international audience.

Molecular mechanisms of ceramide biosynthesis: Florian Fröhlich receives funding from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation


Great success for Prof. Dr. Florian Fröhlich (AG Bioanalytical Chemistry): As part of the Rise up! program, he receives funding of almost 600,000 euros from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation. The funded research project aims to decipher the molecular mechanisms and regulation of ceramide synthases – enzymes that play an important role in cellular lipid metabolism.

Finding your way through the journal jungle: position paper offers guidance


At the end of a scientific investigation stands the publication of the results in a scientific journal. However, the number of journals has increased massively in recent years – and not all of them are of high quality. Members of the DFG Review Board 203 Zoology have addressed this problem in a position paper, in which they also offer guidance in the selection of a high-quality journal.

Taster lectures, guided tours and interactive booths: This was the Night of Biology


On June 22, the second Night of Biology took place at our department and offered pupils a variety of insights into biological research and teaching. In addition to lectures and guided tours, the participants had various opportunities to get active themselves: For example, they could load a protein gel, examine fruit flies - or compete in pipette tip shooting at the Lab Olympics.

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Imidazolium-based lipid analogs — A versatile toolbox for the investigation of biological membranes

Talk by: Frank Glorius, Münster
Date:, 12 noon
Location: CellNanOs, 38/201

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Winckler et. al. (2023) Methods Enzymol.
Sandmann et. al. (2023) Methods Enzymol.
Hay et. al. (2023) Am J Bot.

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Our research

Our research profile covers a wide range of biological disciplines. Here you will find an overview of the different research groups.


Our curriculum includes both research and teaching-oriented courses that teach fundamentals from across the spectrum of biology.

Science goes public

At the "Osnabrücker Wissensforum", researchers from the university answer questions from interested citizens. Here you can find a selection of contributions of Osnabrück Biology scientists.

University & schools

For many years, the Biology unit at Osnabrück University has supported schools in designing modern biology lessons with the two projects "Explain-OS" and "NaT-Working-OS".