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The motor neuron is connected to the synaptic endplate on the muscle fiber.

Protein coronin 1 in neurons within the amygdala of the brain.

3D model of several HCN potassium channels arranged side by side.

Cells of an individual neural stem cell lineage in the developing brain of Drosophila.

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the worldwide leading institutes for molecular and biomedical basic research and teaching.

City of Basel Science Award 2014 presented to Silvia Arber

This year’s City of Basel Science Award will be presented to Prof. Silvia Arber. The neurobiologist who works at both the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel will receive this special honor for her outstanding work in neuroscience. more

Nanoscale 'velcro' used for molecule transport

Biological membranes are like a guarded border. They separate the cell from the environment and at the same time control the import and export of molecules. The nuclear membrane can be crossed via many tiny pores. Roderick Lim, Argovia Professor for Nanobiology at the Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel,... more

Latest Publication

Cep164 triggers ciliogenesis by recruiting Tau tubulin kinase 2 to the mother centriole. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 10. more