The departments of Molecular Biology (head: Prof. dr. H.G. Stunnenberg) and Molecular Developmental Biology (Prof. dr. G.J. Veenstra) are part of the Faculty of Science of the Radboud University. Moreover, the departments are also part of and housed at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS), which is a joint research institute of the Radboud university medical centre and the Faculty of Science.

Both 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 specialized bioinformatics team for in depth data analysis.

Besides research activities, the departments are heavily involved in teaching activities of both the Faculty of Science (Bachelor and Master courses) and the Radboud university medical centre (master courses) and offer several kind of internships.

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.