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. We have three research departments:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

All three departments have a strong interest in (developmental) gene regulation, with a particular emphasis on (epi)genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics in the context of pluripotency, cell lineage commitment and disease (e.g. cancer and malaria).

The departments have their own state-of-the-art sequencing and proteomics facilities as well as a specialised bioinformatics team for in depth data analysis. Each department has its own research teams. The institute has a total of 10 research teams.

The departments are very internationally oriented, with several nationalities represented in the departments, and there is extensive collaboration and networking with international partners, often in projects funded by the EC and/or NIH.