Biozentrum Discovery Seminars
Biozentrum Discovery (BZD) is a seminar series, which alternates between talks by invited speakers from other institutions and seminars given by graduate students and postdocs from the Biozentrum. Since its establishment in 2018, the following seminars have taken place:
May 12, 2023 (lecture hall U1.131)
“The small GTPase Arf1 maintains mitochondrial bioenergetics by modulating fatty acid metabolism”
|May 5, 2023 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"Super-resolution imaging of transcription in living cells"
Prof. Ibrahim Cissé
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany
|April 28, 2023 (lecture hall U1.131; 1:00 pm) |
"Engineering epithelial organoid development"
Prof. Matthias Lütolf
EPFL and Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering, Switzerland
|April 21, 2023 (Maurice E. Müller lecture hall) |
"Invincible? Surviving Staphylococcus aureus in human deep-seated infections"
Vishwachi Tripathi (group Dirk Bumann)
"Lost in 'co' translation: How a once thought tissue-specific RP paralog widely affects protein stability and degradation"
Arka Banerjee (group Mihaela Zavolan)
|March 24, 2023 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"The functional cycle of the human Hsp70 chaperone BiP at atomic resolution"
Guillaume Mas (group Sebastian Hiller)
"Engineered kinases as a tool for phosphorylation of selected targets in vivo"
Katarzyna Lepeta (group Markus Affolter)
February 24, 2023 (lecture hall U1.131)
January 27, 2023 (lecture hall U1.131)
|December 9, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"Development and evolution of visual projections"
Prof. Alain Chédotal, Vision Institute, INSERM, Paris
|December 2, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"Single-cell analysis of bacterial gene expression dynamics during starvation"
Théo Gervais (group Erik van Nimwegen)
" 'I’m A Survivor': The mechanisms of drug tolerance in a human pathogen"
Isabella Santi (group Urs Jenal)
|November 4, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"TreeKnit: Inferring Ancestral Reassortment Graphs of influenza viruses"
Pierre Barrat (group Richard Neher)
“Adipose mTORC2 is essential for sensory innervation in white adipose tissue”
Irina Frei (group Mike Hall)
|September 30, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"Keeping the balance: A role for Bone Morphogenic Proteins in controlling neuronal networks"
Zeynep Okur (group Peter Scheiffele)
"Genomics Facility Basel - Technologies, Applications & Opportunities"
Christian Beisel (Genomics Core Facility)
|September 23, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"Stem cell-derived organoids model human disease"
Prof. Hans Clevers, Head pRED Roche, Hubrecht Institute for Developmental Biology and Stem Cell Research, Utrecht, NL
August 19, 2022 (zoom and U1.131)
|June 17, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131) |
"Exploring behavioral functions of human sleep disorder genes"
Will Joo (group Alex Schier)
“Give it a shot! – A bacterial nanoweapon for a silent spread inside eukaryotic cells”
Miro Plum (group Marek Basler)
|June 3, 2022 (zoom and lecture hall U 1.131) |
"Nanobacteria: Key players in the earth’s carbon cycle"
Prof. Stephen Giovannoni, Oregon State University
|May 13, 2022 (zoom and lecture hall U 1.131) |
"Studying host-microbiome ecology in humans using mathematical models and data collected from hospitalized patients"
Dr. Joao Xavier, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
|April 22, 2022 (zoom and lecture hall U1.141) |
"SEEDing the genome to manipulate the proteome. A novel method for scarless gene tagging"
Gustavo Aguilar (group Markus Affolter)
"Setting an Evolutionary Trap with Phages"
Anouk Bertola (group Médéric Diard)
April 1, 2022 (zoom and lecture hall U1.131)
March 25, 2022 (zoom and lecture hall U1.131)
March 18, 2022 (lecture hall U1.131 and zoom)
February 25, 2022 (zoom or Lecture Hall U1.131)
POSTPONED: December 3, 2021 (zoom and Maurice E. Müller Lecture Hall)
November 25, 2021 (zoom and Maurice E. Müller Lecture Hall)
November 19, 2021 (zoom)
October 29, 2021 (zoom and Lecture Hall U1.131)
October 22, 2021 (zoom)
October 15, 2021 (zoom)
|September 24, 2021 (zoom) |
“Mechanistic basis of choline import involved in pneumococcal teichoic acid modification"
|June 25, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"From bacteriophage defense systems to novel genetic tools and back"
David Bikard, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
|June 18, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Deciphering mechanisms of human brain size determination using cerebral organoids"
Madeline Lancaster, MRC Lab of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
|June 11, 2021 (internal, via zoom) |
"Sense, aim and fire - bacterial response to cell-cell contact"
Lin Lin (Basler group)
"Diving into the zone of uncertainty, its role in fear learning"
Ed Li (Zan group)
|May 28, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Mitotic chromosome mechanics"
Daniel Gerlich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna, Austria
|May 21, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Barcoding the structural proteome"
Paola Picotti, ETH Zurich
|April 30, 2021 (internal, via zoom) |
"Topogenesis of membrane proteins: more than hydrophobicity"
Marco Janoschke (Spiess group)
"Karyopherin composition alters nuclear pore complex barrier function"
Joanna Kalita (Lim group)
|April 16, 2021 (zoom webinar) 11:15 am |
"Brain mitochondria and metabolism on the links between stress, anxiety and motivation"
Carmen Sandi, EPFL, Lausanne
|April 9, 2021 (zoom webinar) - cancelled |
"Explorations of brain dynamics in reptilian sleep and cuttlefish camouflage"
Gilles Laurent, Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
|March 26, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Combinatorial action of temporally segregated transcription factors as a mechanism for cell diversification"
Luisa Cochella, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
|March 19, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Tasting from within: a new sensory interface with the cerebrospinal fluid"
Claire Wyart, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle epiniere, ICM, Paris
|March 12, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
" 'Zoom'ing in on organelle communication - systematic exploration of contact sites"
Maya Schuldiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
|March 5, 2021 (via zoom) |
"Manipulation of host protective immune activation by pathogenic mycobacteria"
Tan Hop Huynh (Pieters group)
"Gene families with stochastic exclusive gene choice underlie cell adhesion in mammalian cells"
Simone Faravelli (Becskei group)
|February 19, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Genome regulation during developmental transitions: New views of old questions"
Eileen Furlong, EMBL Heidelberg
|February 12, 2021 (via zoom) |
"A switch protein generates bimodal distribution of nucleotide second messenger"
Margo van Berkum (Jenal group)
"Research Instrumentation - A new core for the NBZ"
Ludovit Zweifel (Biophysics Facility)
|February 5, 2021 (zoom webinar) |
"Synthetic Developmental Biology - Interspecies comparison and manipulation of organoids"
Miki Ebisuya, EMBL Barcelona
|January 29, 2021 (via zoom) |
"Cell-type specialization is encoded by specific 3D genome structures"
Ana Pombo, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
|December 11, 2020 (via zoom) |
"Inhibitor or substrate? Getting the answer through structural biology"
Dongchun Ni (Stahlberg group)
"Unleashing the therapeutic potential of mTOR inhibition"
Stefan Imseng (Aukera)
|November 20, 2020 (via zoom) |
"A tale of two fish: how gene family evolution underlies cell type diversification"
Dr. Max Shafer (Group Schier)
"Chopsticks to produce bacterial second messenger"
Dr. Raphael Teixeira (Group Schirmer)
|October 16, 2020 (via zoom) |
"Distinct roles of Dpp/BMP morphogen dispersal and signaling during Drosophila wing development"
Dr. Shinya Matsuda (Affolter group)
"Arginine promotes liver cancer"
Dr. Dirk Mossmann (Hall group)
|September 18, 2020 (via zoom) |
"Transient interactions in the early wiring of cortical circuits: from neuronal guideposts to immune cells"
Sonia Garel, Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Superiore, IBENS, Paris; Host: Fiona Doetsch
|September 11, 2020 (via zoom) |
"From membrane repair to metabolism – unexpected insights from a muscular dystrophy"
Dr. Regula Furrer, Group Christoph Handschin
"High pressure switches ß1-adrenergic receptor to the active state in the absence of G protein"
Dr. Layara Abiko, Group Stephan Grzesiek
|July 3, 2020 (via zoom) |
Ninja Warrior: How a bacterial pathogen hijacks host signaling
Dr. Isabel Sorg, Group Christoph Dehio
The dynamic brain of a future mother: adult neurogenesis during pregnancy
Dr. Zayna Chaker, Group Fiona Doetsch
|June 19, 2020 (via zoom) |
Diverse organization & lamina-induced stretching of embryonic chromosomes
Dr. Ahilya N. Sawh, Group Susan Mango
Technology news from Biophysics, FACS and Imaging Core Facilities
Tim Sharpe, Janine Bögli and Alexia Loynton
|June 5, 2020 (via zoom) |
Eating and self-eating: targeting autophagy to endosomes
Dr. Valentina Millarte, Group Martin Spiess
The dynamic mechanism of 4E-BP1 recognition by mTORC1
Dr. Raphael Böhm, Group Sebastian Hiller
|May 15, 2020 (via zoom) |
Restoring muscle scaffolding for a stable future: Towards a gene therapy for LAMA2 neuromuscular disease
Dr. Judith Reinhard, Group Markus Rüegg
FERARI: a platform involved in endocytic recycling
Harun-Or Rashid, Group Anne Spang
|February 21, 2020 |
Proteomics is coming of age - can it retire the Western Blot?
Dr. Alexander Schmidt, Head Proteomics Core Facility
Bacterial kinase activation by second messenger induced domain liberation
Elia Agustoni, Group Tilman Schirmer
|December 6, 2019 |
Less is more when it comes to mTORC1 and muscle aging,
Dr. Daniel Ham, Group Markus Rüegg
The transcriptional biography of developing tissues
Dr. Yiqun Wang, Group Alex Schier
|November 28, 2019, 4:15 pm |
Sorting of small RNAs for secretion in human exosomes,
Nobel laureate Prof. Randy Schekman, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Anne Spang
|November 8, 2019 |
Observing bacterial pathogen evolution with long read sequencing,
Dr. Nicholas Noll, Group Richard Neher
Control of neuronal synapse specification by alternative splicing,
Dr. Lisa Traunmüller, Group Peter Scheiffele
|October 21, 2019 |
Dynamic structural biology: Bringing the structures of nucleic acids to life, Prof. Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, Duke University, Host: Stephan Grzesiek
|October 4, 2019 |
"Heterogeneity in host-pathogen encounters: single cell activities of Salmonella in infected host tissues", Francesca Cianfanelli, Group Dirk Bumann
"Identifying a good animal model for age-related muscle loss in humans", Anastasiya Börsch, Group Mihaela Zavolan
|September 27, 2019 |
"The self-assembling brain - through the eye of a fly", Prof. Robin Hiesinger, Institute of Biology, Free University Berlin, Host: Peter Scheiffele
|September 6, 2019 |
"A.I. in microscopy: Deep learning in image restoration and analysis", Oliver Bielmaier, IMCF
"Targeting Coronin 1 to kill and tolerate", Rajesh Jayachandran, Group Jean Pieters
|June 21, 2019 |
"The first steps in vision: cell types, circuits and repair", Prof. Botond Roska, Director Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB) Host:Fiona Doetsch
|June 7, 2019 |
"Brainstem circuits for diversification of skilled forelimb movements", Ludwig Ruder, Group Silvia Arber
"Finding n.e.m.o. RNAi" Jadiel Wasson, Group Susan Mango
|May 3, 2019 |
"Going too fast to notice anything", Thomas Julou, Group Erik van Nimwegen
"When death is not enough: The evolution of the T6SS as a lytic weapon in microbial warfare", Andrea Vettiger, Group Marek Basler
|March 29, 2019 |
"The structure of discoidal high-density lipoprotein particles", Stefan Bibow, Group Sebastian Hiller
"PERsuading muscle to move around the clock", Julien Delezie, Group Christoph Handschin
February 22, 2019
|February 1, 2019 |
"Long-term single cell quantification: New tools for old questions", Prof. Timm Schroeder, D-BSSE, ETH Zurich, Host: Prof. Fiona Doetsch
|December 7, 2018 |
"Should I stay or should I go: Bacterial decision-making for host colonization", Benoit Laventie, Group Urs Jenal
"Motivation to socialize: Recognizing others through reward", Hanna Hörnberg, Group Peter Scheiffele
|November 27, 2018 |
"How synapses work: Architecture and mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters", Eric Gouaux, Vollum Institute, OHSU, USA, Host: Camilo Perez