In the training of top qualified scientists for the future to work in universities, industry and the community, the Biozentrum emphasizes a strong research orientation and the close guidance of its students.

In its research, the Biozentrum incorporates the benefits of being international, interdisciplinary and innovative along with having leading-edge technology and highly qualified and motivated employees.

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is one of the worldwide leading institutes for molecular and biomedical basic research and teaching.

Acrobatic duo in the cells

Just like an acrobatic duo, some proteins lend each other stability. Researchers led by Prof. Sebastian Hiller at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have discovered that the protein “Trigger factor” recognizes a partner by instable, flexible domains, to then together form a stable protein duo. The study has been published in the current issue of... more

Bacteria have a sense of touch

Although bacteria have no sensory organs in the classical sense, they are still masters in perceiving their environment. The research group led by Prof. Urs Jenal at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has now discovered that bacteria not only respond to chemical signals, but also possess a sense of touch. In two publications in “Science” and... more

Alex Schier appointed new Director of the Biozentrum

As of 2018, Prof. Alexander F. Schier will be the new Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel. The University Council has appointed the Harvard researcher as Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology. The Basel-born scientist will take over as Director of the Biozentrum from Prof. Erich Nigg, who retires at the beginning of 2018. more

Important Dates

Infoday 2018 for High school graduates
Thursday, January 11, 2018. More