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.

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.

Stem cell division: two paths, one goal

Neural stem cells are the source of millions of nerve cells and other supporting cells in the brain. A specific form of cell division - also known as asymmetric cell division - ensures that both the stem cell pool is maintained and sufficient mature cells are generated simultaneously. Prof. Clemens Cabernard, from the Biozentrum of the University... more

A battlefield inside the macrophage

Rabbit fever, deer fly fever or tularemia – these are only some of the names for one and the same serious infectious disease. It is caused by a highly contagious bacterium which invades the cells of the immune system and replicates within them. Prof. Petr Broz’ research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has discovered that... more

Canada Gairdner International Award 2015 for Michael N. Hall


International PhD Program

Important dates

  • April 14th, 2015: Biozentrum Lecture with Jürgen Knoblich more