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.

Using the protein FimH (red/yellow) the bacterium E. coli attaches to the surface of the urinary tract.

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.

Important for learning: Protein strengthens neuron connections

Learning leaves its mark on the brain. The recently identified ‘learning protein’ Copine-6 plays a crucial role in this process. Scientists led by Prof. Markus Rüegg from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel have now discovered that this protein strengthens the connections between nerve cells, accelerating the flow of information and thereby... more

Nuclear pores captured on film

Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, the team of Prof. Roderick Lim from the University of Basel has filmed “living” nuclear pore complexes at work for the first time. Nuclear pores are molecular machines that control the traffic entering or exiting the cell nucleus. In their article published in “Nature Nanotechnology”, the... more

Important Date

June 07 - 10, 2016
ICON Europe 2016, Weblink


June 14 and 15, 2016
Basel Fellowship for Excellence Symposium
Please register here.