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.

RNA molecules live short lives

Prof. Attila Becskei’s group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has developed a new method to measure the half-life of RNA molecules. The study revealed that commonly used methods provide distorted results and that RNA molecules live an average of only two minutes, ten times shorter than previously assumed. The results have now been published... more

Synapses in the brain mirror the structure of the visual world

The research team of Prof. Sonja Hofer at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered why our brain might be so good at perceiving edges and contours. Neurons that respond to different parts of elongated edges are connected and thus exchange information. This can make it easier for the brain to identify contours of objects. The results of... more

Anatole Abragam Prize for Prof. Björn Burmann

Björn Burmann, a former postdoc of Prof. Sebastian Hiller’s group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has been awarded this year’s Anatole Abragam Prize of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR). The prize recognizes young scientists for their achievements in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. more

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Important Dates

September 10 - 13, 2017

Basel Life - international Scientific Congress (EMBO)


September 12 - 15, 2017

BC2 Basel Computational Biology Conference