About RIMLS-Science

The departments of Molecular Biology (head: Prof. dr. M. Vermeulen)Molecular Developmental Biology (Prof. dr. G.J.C. Veenstra) and Cell Biology (Prof.dr. M. Mhlanga) are part of the Faculty of Science of the Radboud University. We are affiliated with and housed at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), which is a joint research institute of the Radboud University Medical Centre and Faculty of Science of Radboud University. RIMLS-Science is part of the RIMLS institute.


Research areas of RIMLS-Science include epigenetics, stem-cell and developmental biology, and computational biology. The central research theme is regulation of gene expression during development and in health and disease. Important tools used within the institute include next generation sequencing, mass spectrometry, single-cell (multi-omics) analysis and computational analysis and method development. To perform state-of-the-art research, RIMLS-Science operates its own wet-lab and computational facilities.

This fundamental and applied research in medical biology and molecular life sciences has clear links to biochemical research performed at the Institute for Molecules and Materials and other institutes of the Faculty of Science as well as to more clinically oriented research programmes at several departments within the Radboud university medical centre.


RIMLS-Science contributes to teaching activities at Radboud University. Courses in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Functional Genomics, Developmental Biology, Genomics and Big Data and other topics are organised in the bachelor program Biology. RIMLS-Science coordinates a master track specialisation called Medical Epigenomics, in which Computation for Biologists is one of the core and popular courses. Moreover, the institute also contributes to the master program Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. Both bachelor and master students may opt for internships at the departments of RIMLS-Science.