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For the Biozentrum Research Summer internships for bachelor students in sciences and engage in a real-life research project. More
Application deadline: February 28, 2019

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For the prestigious and independent Biozentrum PhD fellowships that provide a unique rotation-based selection of research groups. More
Application deadline: June 15, 2019

Woche des Gehirns 2019
8. - 22. März 2019
Wo sind die Wörter und Zahlen im Gehirn, wie und wieso entscheiden, handeln und bewegen wir uns, was bewirkt Stress und wie können wir uns dagegen wehren. More

Bachelor − Master − PhD


Silvia Candido, Bachelor of Science student: Interview
Her picture of a typical research scientist has changed significantly in her third year. She had imagined that scientists were somewhat secluded, working alone in a lab. More


Enea Maffei, Master of Science student: Interview
For Enea Maffei molecular biology was a sure thing right from the start, as this subject was a favorite already at school. More


Arantxa Urchueguía, PhD student / Biozentrum PhD Fellow: Interview
She was attracted by the interdisciplinary research and the PhD Fellowships program and its unique opportunity to look into different research groups. More


Niels Schellinx, PhD student: Interview

He is in charge of the social activities for the PhD club. A good match. He loves to go clubbing. But when it comes to his research, he appreciates to work in a focused way. More


Next year the Biozentrum moves into a new building

In 2019, the Biozentrum gets a new home – a tower of chrome steel and glass. It will house 600 researchers and 800 students. However, it is not only its height that characterizes this new building. Also the modern infrastructure along with the many meeting zones promoting scientific exchange make it most attractive. 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 Björn Grünenfelder: Interview
In the block course they were simply known as the Nirvanas. Twenty years on, in a cooking class, their hair was shorter, yet each slipped back into his old role. More 


Alumnus Gottfried Eisner: Interview
Springtails, earthworms, midges, zebrafish, bees and bacteria have important jobs at IES. They help determine the toxicity of novel substances to the environment. More