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September 01, 2018

Like a zipper – How cells form new blood vessels

Blood vessel formation relies on the ability of vascular cells to move while remaining firmly connected to each other. This enables the vessels to...

September 01, 2018

New: Winter Call for Biozentrum PhD Fellowships

This year, the Biozentrum is launching a second call for its prestigious and much sought after PhD Fellowships. They are awarded on a competitive...

August 29, 2018

W. Alden Spencer Award goes to Silvia Arber and Botond Roska

Silvia Arber and Botond Roska have been selected as co-recipients of the 2018 W. Alden Spencer Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions...

August 23, 2018

Movement control: how our brain responds to unexpected situations

Scientists from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have demonstrated that the...

August 20, 2018

Science Prize for Sebastian Hiller

Prof. Sebastian Hiller from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has been awarded the Founder’s Medal of the International Council on Magnetic...

August 09, 2018

Synapses of the reward system at stake in autistic disorders

Autism spectrum disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders, one of the main characteristics of which is impaired social...

July 09, 2018

Start of “Biozentrum Research Summer” for Bachelor students

On July 9, 2018, the first of 19 Bachelor students will start their summer internship in one of the labs at the Biozentrum. With the new "Research...

July 06, 2018

How does Parkinson's disease develop? Study raises doubts on a previous theory of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease was first described by a British doctor more than 200 years’ ago. The exact causes of this neurodegenerative disease are still...

June 18, 2018

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...

June 18, 2018

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

The neurobiologist Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has received a grant of 1.2 million euros to study autism. He is a...