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Calcium induces chronic lung infections

The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a life-threatening pathogen in hospitals. About ten percent of all nosocomial infections, in particular pneumonia, are caused by this pathogen. Prof. Urs Jenal’s team from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has now discovered that calcium induces the switch from acute to chronic infection. In "Nature... more

Michael N. Hall awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Geneva

The University of Geneva has awarded the biochemist Michael N. Hall, from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, an honorary doctorate. With this distinction, the university is recognizing his outstanding scientific achievements and his continued commitment to the institution. On October 14th, 2016, Hall was presented with the degree as part... more

Latest Publication

deGradFP: A System to Knockdown GFP-Tagged Proteins. Methods Mol Biol , 1478, 177-187. more

Important Dates

December 5, 2016
Biozentrum Lectures
John Diffley
Reconstituting chromosome replication


December 12, 2016
4th TriRhena Metabolism Club Meeting Weblink