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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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Corona tests at the Westerberg Campus

The Corona test station at the Westerberg (in front of the Mensa) has resumed its operation on Wednesday, 01.12.2021. It will be open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00 and on Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00. Please note that testing is only possible by prior appointment!

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Investment in teaching: New modern course microscopes for biology


Bacteria, fungi, multicellular organisms of the animal and plant world - all of these can be analyzed in detail under the microscope during Biology courses at the University of Osnabrück. Investing around €100,000 in study quality funds, the department has now purchased 25 state-of-the-art microscopes, thus expanding the existing equipment in the biology course rooms.

On the trail of sea eagles: excursion of the RG Zoology to the Gülper lake


White-tailed eagles are among the largest predators in Europe, with a wingspan of up to 230 centimeters. As resident birds, the eagles remain in their territory all year round and hunt carp, brown hare, coots or gray geese. During a field trip with the Zoology-Developmental Biology research group, Osnabrück Biology students were now able to observe more than twenty specimens of the impressive animals.

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Touché! Formation, role and regulation of inter-organelle contacts
Date: 20.05.2022
Location: CellNanOs 38/201
Start: 10:30

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Engelhardt et al. (2022) Glob Chang Biol online
Koessler et al. (2022) PLoS One 17(4):e0266847
Schwarz et al. (2022) Insect Science online

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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".