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.

FIC proteins send bacteria into hibernation

Bacteria do not cease to amaze us with their survival strategies. Prof. Christoph Dehio’s team at the Biozentrum has now discovered how bacteria enter a sleep mode using a so-called FIC toxin. In the current issue of “Cell Reports”, the researchers describe the mechanism of action and also explain why their discovery provides new insights into the... more

Precise interplay between STIL and PLK4 guarantees flawless cell division

When cells divide, they not only duplicate their genetic material, but also small cell organelles known as centrioles. Both processes must proceed error-free in order to prevent tumor formation. The closely coordinated interplay of two proteins – STIL and PLK4 – plays a decisive role in centriole duplication. In their recently published study in... more

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