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.

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

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.

Fiona Doetsch receives prestigious ERC research grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded the neuroscientist and stem cell biologist Prof. Fiona Doetsch at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, a highly endowed “ERC Advanced Grant”. In the project, funded with about 2.5 million euros for five years, Doetsch will investigate how physiological conditions modulate the maturation and the... more

Like an assembly line: Molecular factories produce bioactive compounds

Bacteria and fungi produce potent natural products in molecular factories that resemble an assembly line. In "Nature Chemical Biology", researchers led by Prof. Timm Maier, at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, show how this assembly line production begins. The targeted application and re-engineering of such microbial factories could... more

PhD Program

  • International PhD Program and Fellowships more

Bachelor Students

  • "Biozentrum Research Summer 2018" – Internships. more

Important Dates

  • April 27, 2018, 2 pm
    Annual Meeting 2018 of the Basel Stem Cell Network (BSCN). 

Latest Publication

A folding nucleus and minimal ATP binding domain of Hsp70 identified by single-molecule force spectroscopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , ahead of print. more