What do we do?

The Hubrecht Institute is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), situated on the campus of the Utrecht University.

Research focuses on developmental and stem cell biology.
 The Hubrecht Institute is led by a board of directors, consisting of Prof. Alexander van Oudenaarden (director), Prof. Jeroen den Hertog (deputy director research) and Dr. Mariëtte Oosterwegel (managing director).

Presently there are 19 research groups with a total of about 220 employees. The research groups operate in an independent manner and scientific quality is guaranteed by regular evaluations by site visit committees every 6 years. In addition to a highly interactive and international scientific environment, excellent research facilities are available on-site.

The Hubrecht Institute is financed by the KNAW, which is itself subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Since 2008 the institute is affiliated with the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht). This affiliation allows the institute to develop further into an international renowned institute in the field of biomedical research.

Financing of the research projects largely depends on project grant organizations both nationally and internationally, including the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF), the European Research Council (ERC) and the European Commission (EC).