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Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drill

In order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a sophisticated weapon - a nanosized speargun. Researchers led by Prof. Marek Basler at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have now gained new insights into the construction, mode of action and recycling of this weapon. As they report in the journal "Nature Microbiology", the... more

Biozentrum Lecture: Small blood vessels – big secrets

Prof. Christer Betsholtz has been investigating the secrets of distinct cells of the blood vessels for years. These so-called pericytes surround the blood capillaries and play an important role in the blood circulation and the formation of new blood vessels. On October 16, 2017, as part of the Biozentrum Lectures series, the Professor of Vascular... more

Lasker Award for Michael N. Hall

Professor Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel receives the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2017 – one of the most distinguished honors in biomedical research. With his discovery of the protein TOR, the biochemist was able to identify a key element in the regulation of cell growth, which is also responsible for the... more

Latest Publication

PDB-Dev: a Prototype System for Depositing Integrative/Hybrid Structural Models. Structure (London, England : 1993) , 25(9), 1317-1318. more

Important Dates

October 16, 2017, 5:15 pm

Biozentrum Lectures:
Prof. Christer Betsholtz