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Structural Biology and Biophysics Seminar (SBBS)

D6: Structural Biology and Biophysics I – 22827 (Fall 2022)
D7: Structural Biology and Biophysics II – 24284 (Spring 2022)

(2 hrs/week; 1 CP) 

Stephan Grzesiek, Sebastian Hiller, Rod Lim, Timm Maier

The Structural Biology and Biophysics Seminar series (SBBS) is organized by PhD students of the Biozentrum, University of Basel since 2009. World-leading scientists are invited to present their current work to an audience of students, researchers and PIs. Typical lectures in this series describe applications of advanced structural biology and biophysics methods to solve biological problems. Methods include NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, surface plasmon resonance and atomic force microscopy, but not only. The list of the past SBBS speakers is accessible here.

The talks take place on Tuesdays, the time will depend on speaker, via the Zoom videoconferencing platform 

The Spring Semester 2022 Program will be available soon. Unless mentioned, attendance is open to all interested people, without registration.

February 22, 2022 (via Zoom) at 12.15


SBBS introductory meeting for students


March 1, 2022 (via Zoom) at 16.15

Structure & Dynamics of Viral and Bacterial Ion Channels and Transporters

Prof. Mei Hong
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Boston, USA

March 15, 2022 (via Zoom) at 16.15

The important role of dynamics in the function and misfunction of molecular machines.

Prof. Lewis Kay
Toronto University - Canada

April 19, 2022 (via Zoom) at 16.15

Exploring Life’s Early Evolution with Molecular Paleobiology. 

Prof. Betül Kaçar
University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

May 3, 2022 (via Zoom) at 16.15

Investigating Nucleocytoplasmic Transport via 3D Super-Resolution Single-Molecule Microscopy.

Prof. Sigfried Musser
Texas A&M University - USA

May 17, 2022 (via Zoom) at 16.15

Peering into structure and dynamics of HIV-1 capsid assemblies with atomic resolution: An integrated approach

Prof. Tatyana Polenova
University of Delaware - USA

Zoom link:

May 24, 2022 (In Person) at 12.15

Sigma receptors: from molecular cloning to computational drug discovery

Prof. Andrew Kruse
Harvard Medical School - Boston, USA


Room: U1.101

Important information for students enrolled at the University of Basel:

  • You can earn one credit point (CP) by registering to the course.
  • To get the CP for this course, all of the proposed seminars have to be attended from start to finish and a written exam in the form of an essay must be passed.
  • It is your responsibility to check this website for eventual updates/changes to the program.
  • Each in-person seminar is followed by a lunch with the speaker. Contact the host if you are interested in participating.