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.

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.

The “factory for fatty acids” is ancient

Cells contain many molecular factories. Among the most fascinating and sophisticated is the fatty acid synthase, a protein complex that produces essential fatty acids. Prof. Timm Maier’s research group, from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has closely studied the architecture of this cell factory and traced its evolutionary origins back... more

Two "SNSF Starting Grants" for the Biozentrum

Prof. Marek Basler and Prof. Kelly Tan have both been awarded the coveted “SNSF Starting Grant”, a temporary backup scheme of the SNSF to the “ERC Starting Grant”. The Swiss National Science Foundation is supporting the two young scientists at the Biozentrum with a contribution totaling almost three million Swiss Francs over the next five years.... more