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

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.

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

New Professor appointed to the Biozentrum

The University Council has appointed Prof. Susan Mango as a new Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology to the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The scientist currently works as Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the Harvard University in Cambridge, USA, and will take up her new position at the Biozentrum in January 2019.... more