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.

The motor neuron is connected to the synaptic endplate on the muscle fiber.

Protein coronin 1 in neurons within the amygdala of the brain.

3D model of several HCN potassium channels arranged side by side.

Cells of an individual neural stem cell lineage in the developing brain of Drosophila.

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.

Long antibiotic treatments: slowly growing bacteria to blame

Whether pneumonia or sepsis – infectious diseases are becoming increasingly difficult to treat. One reason for this is the growing antibiotic resistance. But even non-resistant bacteria can survive antibiotics for some time, and that’s why treatments need to be continued for several days or weeks. Prof. Dirk Bumann and his team at the Biozentrum... more

Aberrant mTOR signaling impairs whole body physiology

The protein mTOR is a central controller of growth and metabolism. Deregulation of mTOR signaling increases the risk of developing metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. In the current issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Prof. Michael Hall and his team from the Biozentrum of the University of... more