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.

Using the protein FimH (red/yellow) the bacterium E. coli attaches to the surface of the urinary tract.

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.

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

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.

"ERC Advanced Investigator Grant" for Peter Scheiffele and again for Silvia Arber

Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and Prof. Silvia Arber, researcher at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) and the Biozentrum, have both been awarded the prestigious "ERC Advanced Investigator” Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). Each of the two scientists will be supported with... more

Assembly line: How bacteria and fungi produce drugs

Natural products from bacteria and fungi are an important source of current and novel drugs, such as antibiotics. They are produced in the microorganisms by giant protein complexes that resemble industrial assembly lines. Prof. Timm Maier at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has published the precise blueprint of one of these proteins in... more

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June 07 - 10, 2016
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June 14 and 15, 2016
Basel Fellowship for Excellence Symposium
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