Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, has a strong commitment to provide an outstanding research environment in life sciences with strong dedication for excellent teaching. We aim to equip our students with the best knowledge to cope with the current global challenges. 

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The genetic origins of the world's first farmers clarified

The genetic origins of the first agriculturalists in the Neolithic period long seemed to lie in the Near East. A new study published in the journal Cell shows that the first farmers actually represented…

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Save the Date: UniFR Research Funding Week 16-20 May

Save the date in your diaries for our 2022 Research Funding Week, which will take place in person from Monday 16th to Friday 20th May. Courtesy of your very own SPR, the Research Funding Week will mainly…

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The New UniFR Grant Tool is finally here!

A new tool has been developed by the DIT in collaboration with the SPR in order to help UniFR researchers find and apply for funding. The new grant tool is very easy of access and handily regroups in one…

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