About this research theme

Health, Life and Biosciences

Life, health, disease and the working of drugs are based on the same underlying molecular mechanisms. Leiden chemists, biologists, physicists, pharmacologists, computer scientists and medical researchers therefore operate in a uniquely close co-operation. Our culture is both highly specialised and multidisciplinary and translational, integrating fundamental research and clinical practice. A key aim of our research is to make the path from the lab to the prevention and treatment of diseases as short as possible.