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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Professor LeBoeuf awarded HFSP Grant: Exchange as key to Research Excellence

Adria LeBoeuf is Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg's Department of Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, where she is a recipient of a SNSF PRIMA grant since 2019 and has just been awarded a…

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Understanding the factors influencing the growth of Zelkova abelicea in browsing exclosures

Scientific article written by Laurence Fazan, Gregor Kozlowski and co-authors, published in the journal "Global Ecology and Conservation"

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