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

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.

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.

Branco Weiss Fellowship for Kelly Clancy

The young scientist Dr. Kelly Clancy from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has been awarded the prestigious and generously endowed "Branco Weiss Fellowship" of the ETH Zurich. Her research project "Elucidating the neuronal circuitry of volition" will receive funding of 100‘000 Swiss francs per year for the duration of up to five years. more

Two are better than one – another checkpoint enzyme for flawless cell division

The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Prof. Erich Nigg’s research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has uncovered a new important function of the human enzyme Plk1. It plays a significant role in monitoring chromosome segregation. The results... more

The pertussis pathogen – new findings

The worldwide spreading of the whooping cough, also known as pertussis, has substantially increased since 2010. Prof. Timm Maier and Prof. Sebastian Hiller from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have investigated structure and function of an important membrane protein of the bacterium causing pertussis. They discovered that the protein... more