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.

kids@science 2015 – Very young scientists at the Biozentrum

For the fourth time, the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is opening its labs to nine girls and boys. The school children from the German-speaking part of Switzerland will come here not only to get a feeling for science but also to try out their skills in pipetting and to get hands-on research experience. These children have been selected... more

Trigger mechanism for recovery after spinal cord injury revealed

After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury. This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by Prof. Silvia Arber's... more

Latest Publication

A small GTPase involved in mitochondrial morphology and function. Biochemical Society Transactions , 43(1), 108-110. more