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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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Mastersymposium: How to design and present a scientific poster


As part of the introductory module, the traditional "Mastersymposium" took place last week. For this occasion, the master students designed their own scientific posters, which they presented to the audience. The prize for the best poster this year went to Jana Milach and Badis Gazbar.

Gorillas, pandas and co. – Animal welfare oriented behavioural biology excursion to two modern European zoos


Modern animal husbandry concepts were the subject of a three-day excursion offered for the first time by the Behavioural Biology group. Under the supervision of Dr. Oliver Ambrée, Prof. Dr. Chadi Touma and apl. Prof. Dr. Michael Böer, the 14 participating students visited two zoological gardens - one in the Netherlands and one in Belgium.

"Go East": DAAD supports participation in summer schools for students from Germany


As part of the "Go East" initiative, the DAAD supports study and research stays in Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. There are a total of 33 summer schools to choose from in countries such as Armenia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland or Hungary. Interested students from Germany can currently apply online.

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Talk by: Rudolph Reimer, Hamburg

Title: to be announced
Location: CellNanOs 38/201
Start: 13.04.2023, 16:15

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Winckler et. al. (2023) Biol Chem.
McDonald et. al. (2023) Biosens Bioelectron.
Tsirigotaki et. al. (2023) Nat Struct Mol Biol.

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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".