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.

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.

New Associate Professor appointed to the Biozentrum

The University Council has appointed Richard Neher as the new Associate Professor of Computational Modeling of Biological Processes at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Currently, the physicist leads a research group at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen and will take up his new position at the Biozentrum in... more

Immune cells on alert: Inflammasome activates emergency program

The inflammasome plays an important role in our body‘s immune defense. This protein complex initiates an emergency program in the immune cells when invaded by a pathogen. In “Nature Communications”, the research team of Prof. Petr Broz from the Biozentrum at the University of Basel reports that a specific inflammasome protein forms long filaments... more

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