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.

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.

3D structure of a protein complex important for immune response

Our innate immune system rapidly eliminates invading pathogens. When a pathogen is detected in the body, the “inflammasome” protein complex initiates the defense response of the immune cells. By combining two high-resolution methods, a team led by Prof. Sebastian Hiller has now determined the atomic structure of an important part of the... more

Obituary for Jeff Schatz (1936 – 2015)

The Biozentrum is mourning the death of Gottfried Schatz, Professor emeritus of Biochemistry at the University of Basel. more

Latest Publication

Important Date

October 13, 2015
Biozentrum Lectures
Venki Ramakrishnan
"The Ribosome - How stop codons are recognized during translation"