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.

Nanosized bacterial speargun

One micrometer long and less than thirty nanometers wide – more than thousand times thinner than a human hair – that’s the size of a bacterial “speargun”. This so-called type VI secretion system is an almost unbeatable weapon in fighting against competitors or invading host cells. In a recent publication in “Cell” the team of Prof. Marek Basler at... more

Obituary Gerhard Schwarz (1930 - 2015)

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is mourning Gerhard Schwarz, Professor Emeritus of Biophysical Chemistry, who passed away on 16th January 2015. more

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Important dates

  • March 9th, 2015: Reading of «Postdoc» by Prof. em. Gottfried Schatz.
    The renowned biochemist reads from his debut novel about love, friendship and the fascination of scientific research. more