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.

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.

3D model of several HCN potassium channels arranged side by side.

Adult neural stem cells give rise to neurons (green) and astrocytes (red).

Drosophila wing size control depends on the spreading of the Dpp morphogen.

ARTIDIS: a new nano technology to measure tissue structures.

New insights into the function of the main class of drug targets

About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors. In collaboration with researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute, the group of Prof. Stephan Grzesiek at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has now elucidated in detail... more

Another step in understanding microcephaly

Errors in the formation of neurons can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders such as microcephaly, an abnormally small brain. Prof. Clemens Cabernard’s team at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has examined a protein that is involved in the development of microcephaly. As the scientists report in “Cell Reports”, this protein plays an important... more

Important Date

February 11, 2016
Biozentrum Lectures
John C. Reed
"Explorations of Cell Stress & Cell Death Mechanisms" from laboratory to clinic