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Frei, I. C., Weissenberger, D., Ritz, D., Heusermann, W., Colombi, M., Shimobayashi, M. and Hall, M. N. (2022) ‘Adipose mTORC2 is essential for arborization of sensory neurons in white adipose tissue and whole-body energy homeostasis’, bioRxiv. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. 10.1101/2022.03.21.485116.   edoc | Open Access
Enkler, L., Pennauer, M., Szentgyörgyi, V., Prescianotto-Baschong, C., Riezman, I., Wiesyk, A., Kucharczyk, R., Spiess, M., Riezman, H. and Spang, A. (2022) ‘The small GTPase Arf1 regulates ATP synthesis and mitochondria homeostasis by modulating fatty acid metabolism’, bioRxiv. Cold Spring Harbor . 10.1101/2022.01.26.477847.   edoc | Open Access
Ham, D. J., Börsch, A., Chojnowska, K., Lin, S., Leuchtman, A. B., Ham, A. S., Thürkauf, M., Delezie, J., Furrer, R., Burri, D., Sinnreich, M., Handschin, C., Tintignac, L. A., Zavolan, M., Mittal, N. and Rüegg, M. A. (2022) ‘Distinct and additive effects of calorie restriction and rapamycin in aging skeletal muscle’, Nature Communications, 13, p. 2025. 10.1038/s41467-022-29714-6.   edoc | Open Access

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For the prestigious and independent Biozentrum PhD fellowships that provide a unique rotation-based selection of research group. More

Application deadline: June 6, 2022

Biozentrum Discovery Seminar 
Prof. Stephen Giovannoni, Oregon State University, USA
"Nanobacteria: Key players in the earth’s carbon cycle"

June 3, 2022 12:15 pm
U1.131 and zoom (Registration)

Einblicke Biozentrum
24. Mai 2022, Dr. Simon Ittig (T3 Pharma)
Erfahren Sie, wie sich Bakterien für Krebstherapien einsetzen lassen More
Zeit: 19.00 Uhr
Ort: Maurice E. Müller Saal
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Bachelor - Master - PhD


Catherine Helbing, Bachelor student: Interview

She heads the Student Committee Biology and besides her studies works part-time. For her good organization is the be-all and end-all. More


Artan Ademi, Master student: Interview
Getting to the bottom of things is something he has always loved doing. That is why was drawn to basic research and to the Biozentrum in Basel. More


Karolin Berneiser, PhD student: Interview
She is not only enthusiastic about the interdisciplinary and international research groups but also, in particular, about the work with large molecular machines. More


Đorđe Relić, PhD student: Interview

For his PhD he changed from mathematics and computer science to biology. A challenging shift from exactness to less predictability. More




State-of-the-art infrastructure for leading-edge research

The Biozentrum has moved into its new home to continue fostering its world class research. It houses 400 researchers from around the world and a large range of highly sensitive scientific installations. For the university as a whole, an additional lecture hall capacity for 900 students has been created. More





The Biozentrum Alumni organization enables the more than 1800 former employees and students to keep in touch and to keep on sharing in the life at the Biozentrum. Joint in! More


Alumnus Sacha Glardon: Interview
He cherishes Walter Gehring’s Drosophila strains, an old Biozentrum PCR machine and the Basel “Fasnacht”. Sacha Glardon is a passionate biologist and a man of many talents. More


Alumna Hilde Jannsens: Interview
Seven different nations and cultures. Hilde Janssens has experience in how differently people communicate. So she decided to become a communications trainer for scientists. More