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

In its research, the Biozentrum incorporates the benefits of being international, interdisciplinary and innovative along with having leading-edge technology and highly qualified and motivated employees.

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

Neural stem cell-derived brain tumors in Drosophila.

Adult neural stem cells give rise to neurons (green) and astrocytes (red).

ARTIDIS: a new nano technology to measure tissue structures.

In the training of top qualified scientists for the future to work in universities, industry and the community, the Biozentrum emphasizes a strong research orientation and the close guidance of its students.

EMBO Membership for Mihaela Zavolan and Dirk Bumann

Prof. Mihaela Zavolan and Prof. Dirk Bumann from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have been elected as new members of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). This makes a total of twelve professors currently at the Biozentrum, and twenty seven since the founding of the Biozentrum who have received this honor. more

Small signaling molecule gives green light for cell division

Generating offspring is the evolutionary goal of all living organisms. The multiplication of individual cells is coordinated by the cell cycle. For the discovery of how this process is regulated in eukaryotes the Noble Prize was awarded in 2001. The team of Prof. Urs Jenal at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has now identified the central... more

Latest Publication

Anniversary of the discovery of sec mutants by Novick and Schekman. Molecular Biology of the Cell , 26(10), 1783-1785. more

Important dates

  • June 9th, 2015: 3rd TriRhena Metabolism Club Meeting more