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Biology - Osnabrück University

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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BSc Biology: Application phase for bachelor theses has started


Students in the BSc Biology program who would like to start writing their bachelor thesis in 2023 (summer or winter semester) can apply directly to the research groups between December 1 and December 15, 2022. Places will be allocated after the end of the application phase, by January 15, 2023 at the latest. There will also be a second application period in June 2023 for bachelor theses starting during the winter semester of 2023/2024.

Cutting-edge research at Osnabrück Biology: DFG approves Collaborative Research Center


The University of Osnabrück is receiving more than 11.5 million euros from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the new Collaborative Research Centre 1557 "Functional plasticity encoded by cellular membrane networks". The DFG is thus funding the joint research of numerous young scientists around the biochemist Prof. Dr. Christian Ungermann.

Latest research: Habitat heterogeneity promotes bird diversity in semi-natural grasslands


Which factors determine the diversity of breeding birds in semi-natural grasslands? This was the question behind a recent study by researchers from Osnabrück Biology. Their main finding: The heterogeneity of the grasslands is of particular importance for bird abundance and species richness.

Guided tours, lectures and hands-on booths: The university information day 2022


Should I study biology? Numerous students took the opportunity to get a little closer to answering this question at this year's “Hochschulinformationstag”. Various information events offered participants a wide range of insights into biological research and teaching in Osnabrück.

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Physiology and evolution of intracellular symbioses in marine invertebrates

Talk by: Harald Gruber-Vodicka
Date: 08.12.2022 16:15
Location: CellNanOs, 38/201

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Dogan et.al. (2022) Front Plant Sci. 13:1054800
Vo et.al. (2022) Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 20:5775-5789.
Chumpen Ramirez et.al. (2022) Autophagy. Online ahead of print.

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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".