Partners & Collaborations

Collaboration is our strength

Since its foundation more than 40 years ago, the Biozentrum has always had two characteristic features: its international orientation and its numerous collaborations with other universities and institutes both at home and abroad. The international scientific exchange benefits students as well as researchers in their careers and shapes the unique research culture of the Biozentrum. Consequently, the Biozentrum's reputation for its strong commitment to research and teaching extends far beyond its national borders, supported also by its geographical location in the region where Switzerland, Germany and France meet.

Locally, the Biozentrum benefits from the unique density of academic research institutes and life sciences and biotechnology companies. Located in the heart of the city of Basel, the Biozentrum is very close to the major pharmaceutical companies Novartis and Roche, the Friedrich Miescher Institute (FMI), the Department of Biomedicine (DBM), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (STPH) affiliated with the University of Basel, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), as well as the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. In addition, the Biozentrum is home to four research groups that also belong to the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB). Three further SIB groups affiliated with the ETH Zurich are also based in Basel. And finally, the Pharmazentrum and the University Hospital Basel (USB), both scientific partners, are in the immediate vicinity. Together with the successful business location of Basel, this concentration of academic institutes constitutes an attractive Life Sciences Cluster, from which several start-ups and spin-offs have already developed.

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