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.

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.

Researchers uncover protein-based “cancer signature“

The team led by Prof. Mihaela Zavolan at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has investigated the expression of ribosomal proteins in a wide range of human tissues including tumors, and discovered a cancer type specific “signature“. As the researchers report in “Genome Biology“, this “cancer signature” could potentially be used to predict the... more

Walking is bound hand and foot: How long projecting neurons couple the movement of our limbs

We humans walk with our feet. This is true, but not entirely. Walking, as part of locomotion, is a coordinated whole-body movement that involves both the arms and legs. The research group of Prof. Silvia Arber at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research has identified different... more

Important Date


December 12, 2016
4th TriRhena Metabolism Club Meeting Weblink