The Biocenter was dedicated in May 1993, has a floor space of approximately 13.000 square kilometers and accommodates chairs from the faculties of biology, medicine and chemistry.
The Biocenter is the successful implementation of the vision to pool related disciplines from the Life Sciences together in one joint location in order to create excellent conditions both in research and in teaching across traditional faculty borders. It is part of the university campus “Am Hubland”. This campus will further extend in the coming years – the former barracks grounds of the now withdrawn US-military become a student city!
The Department of Biology at the University of Würzburg is subdivided into two institutes with altogether ten chairs which are situated on two locations.
In the Biocenter building at the Hubland the Theodor-Boveri-Institute is based with seven chairs; the three botanic chairs that form together the Julius-von-Sachs-Institute are located on the site at the Dallenberg together with the Botanical Garden. In addition to that, the department also runs the Ecological Station “Fabrikschleichach” in the Steigerwald.