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.

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

Pruning of blood vessels: cells can fuse with themselves

Cells of the vascular system of vertebrates can fuse with themselves. This process, which occurs when a blood vessel is no longer necessary and pruned, has now been described on the cellular level by Prof. Markus Affolter from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The findings of this study have been published in the journal “PLoS Biology”. more

Petr Broz receives HFSP Career Development Award

The infection biologist Petr Broz, Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has received one of the highly regarded Career Development Awards from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). In his project, supported with US $300,000 for three years, he will more deeply investigate the cellular defense strategies against bacterial... more

Canada Gairdner International Award 2015 for Michael N. Hall


International PhD Program

Important dates

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