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.

Nobel Prize for Chemistry – Molecules in 3D

The Biozentrum congratulates the Swiss researcher Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne, who has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry together with Joachim Frank (USA) and Richard Henderson (UK). The three scientists are honored for the development of cryo-electron microscopy, a method by which the composition of molecules... more

Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drill

In order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a sophisticated weapon - a nanosized speargun. Researchers led by Prof. Marek Basler at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have now gained new insights into the construction, mode of action and recycling of this weapon. As they report in the journal "Nature Microbiology", the... more

Lasker Award for Michael N. Hall

Professor Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel receives the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2017 – one of the most distinguished honors in biomedical research. With his discovery of the protein TOR, the biochemist was able to identify a key element in the regulation of cell growth, which is also responsible for the... more