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.

How to track and trace a protein: Nanosensors monitor intracellular deliveries

The research group led by Martin Spiess at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has developed a method for tracing the movement of proteins within the cell. They tagged proteins with tiny nanosensors, so-called nanobodies, which enable the scientists to live track and trace the proteins' pathway through the cell. The method described in the... more

Biozentrum again part of the largest EU-funded research project on autism

The neurobiologist Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has received a grant of 1.2 million euros to study autism. He is a partner in the EU research grant "Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials", awarded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) and supported with a total of 115 million euros. more

PhD Program

  • International PhD Program and Fellowships more

Important Dates

  • June 20, 2018
    Application deadline Biozentrum PhD Fellowships.
  • September 11-14, 2018
    EMBO at Basel Life 2018

    Congress Center Basel. more