Cell Biology is a research division of the Biology Department of the Faculty of Science at Utrecht University. The division includes several research groups and is led by Prof. Dr. Casper Hoogenraad and Prof. Dr. Anna Akhmanova. Our goal is to gain insight into basic cellular processes and in this way to provide mechanistic basis for devising therapies for cancer, metabolic and neurological diseases.

We are interested in the mechanisms underlying cytoskeletal dynamics, membrane transport and signaling pathways that underlie cell proliferation and differentiation, neuronal development and synaptic plasticity. We investigate cellular processes at a broad range of levels, from single molecules and protein networks to cells, tissues, and whole organisms.

The main research topics within the division are cellular dynamicsbiophysics, molecular neuroscience, cellular electron microscopy, neurodevelopmentsynaptic physiology, and molecular oncology.

Positions Available!

We are looking for talented and motivated PhD and postdoctoral candidates who are interested in cytoskeletal dynamics, intracellular transport, cellular biophysics, molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, antibody technologies and their therapeutic applications.