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.

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

Drosophila wing size control depends on the spreading of the Dpp morphogen.

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.

Bacterial nanomachine serves as a versatile tool

The team from the newly established company "T3 Pharmaceuticals" at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has developed a fast and simple technique that can provide valuable insights into important life processes and which can be applied for therapeutic purposes. In the recent issue of the “Journal of Cell Biology”, the young entrepreneurs... more

Nanobodies from camels enable the study of organ growth

Prof. Markus Affolter’s research group, at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has developed a new technique using nanobodies. Employing the so-called "Morphotrap", the distribution of the morphogen Dpp, which plays an important role in wing development, could be selectively manipulated and analyzed for the first time in the fruit fly. In... more