The Faculty of Life Sciences aims at the acquisition of a deep understanding of the principles of life and evolution. On the basis of this knowledge, the Faculty envisions addressing the multifaceted challenges of the future such as nutrition and health of an ageing human population, and the effects of climate change on biological systems.
Living organisms are embedded in complex networks with other organisms and in a continuously changing environment. Increasingly, the thorough understanding of the evolution, the diversity and maintenance of biological systems often requires approaches of systems biology, which permit the generation of big data sets, as well as their analysis. Hence, basic research provides the basis for society driven applied research, in order to find solutions to societal challenges and problems, based on expertise in biological systems.
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