Amsterdam Institute for Life and Environment (A-LIFE)

The mission of Amsterdam Institute for Life and Environment (A-LIFE) is to generate and implement innovative scientific insights on the interplay between life and its environment. The department seeks to connect high-quality knowledge across all scales, from molecules to ecosystems, including human populations. We aim to apply and convey our expertise to shape a sustainable future and support healthy living.

The department consists of six research groups



Nature of Life seminar: Professor Gareth Phoenix – University of Sheffield

Extreme events in arctic ecosystems: diverse causes with common consequences Abstract: Arctic ecosystems are experiencing extreme climatic, biotic and physical disturbance events that can cause substantial […]

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PhD defense Francesco Boatta

Unravelling the genetics of fat accumulation in the house fly to foster circular economy PhD defense by Francesco Boatta, Section Ecology & Evolution Supervisor Prof.dr. Jacintha […]

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PhD defense Tan Dung Huynh

Novel bioparticle vaccines against Chlamydia trachomatis PhD defense by Tan Dung Huynh, Section Molecular Microbiology Supervisor Dr. Joen Luirink Co-supervisor Dr. Peter van Ulsen Dr. Wouter […]

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