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.

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

Synaptic terminals of premotor neurons in the brainstem nucleus.

Metabolic alterations and inflammation in Salmonella infected liver.

Electron micrograph of freeze-etched and metal-shadowed bacteriophage T5.

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.

A brain area responsible for grasping

The research group led by Silvia Arber at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has shown that limb motor control is regulated by a selective synaptic connectivity matrix between the brainstem and the spinal cord. In particular, the researchers have pinpointed a brainstem area... more

Sport makes muscles and nerves fit

Endurance sport does not only change the condition and fitness of muscles but also simultaneously improves the neuronal connections to the muscle fibers based on a muscle-induced feedback. This link has been discovered by Christoph Handschin’s research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The group was also able to induce the same... more

May 10, 2014: Open House Day at the Biozentrum and the D-BSSE.

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