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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.

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.

Bacterial second messenger switches enzyme into “reverse gear”

The signaling molecule c-di-GMP plays a crucial role in bacterial reproduction. It controls cell division by shifting gears of a key cell cycle enzyme from forward to backward. The molecular mechanism of this switch has been unraveled by the team of Prof. Tilman Schirmer at the Biozentrum, University of Basel. The results have now been published... more

Bacteria supply their allies with munitions

Bacteria fight their competitors with molecular spear guns, the so-called Type VI secretion system. When firing this weapon they also unintentionally hit their own kind. However, as Prof. Marek Basler from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel reports in the journal “Cell”, the related bacteria strains benefit from coming under fire. They... more

Latest Publication

TOR and paradigm change: cell growth is controlled. Molecular biology of the cell , 27(18), 2804-6. more

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December 12, 2016

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