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December 23, 2015

Putting vision into context

The Thalamus not only relays visual signals from the eye to the visual cortex as previously thought, but also conveys additional, contextual...

December 22, 2015

Petr Broz receives the Friedrich Miescher Award 2016

The infection biologist Prof. Petr Broz of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has been awarded this year's Friedrich Miescher Award by the Swiss...

December 17, 2015

Architecture of mTOR protein complex solved

For a long time it has been known that the protein TOR – Target of Rapamycin – controls cell growth and is involved in the development of diseases...

December 09, 2015

Heading towards a new spin-off at the Biozentrum

The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) is funding the project “Therapeptix”, initiated by Dr. Chee-Seng Hee and Dr. Christoph Schmutz at...

November 23, 2015

Bacterial nanomachine serves as a versatile tool

The team from the newly established company "T3 Pharmaceuticals" at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has developed a fast and simple...

November 12, 2015

Biozentrum Lecture with Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz

For a long time it was assumed that the molecules within a cell and its organelles were static. With her research Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz has...

November 09, 2015

Nanobodies from camels enable the study of organ growth

Prof. Markus Affolter’s research group, at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has developed a new technique using nanobodies. Employing the...

October 26, 2015

Marek Basler and Clemens Cabernard are new “EMBO Young Investigators”

This year the European Molecular Biology Organization EMBO has again selected two scientists from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel to become...

October 13, 2015

3D structure of a protein complex important for immune response

Our innate immune system rapidly eliminates invading pathogens. When a pathogen is detected in the body, the “inflammasome” protein complex initiates...

October 05, 2015

Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan at the Biozentrum

In 2013, an Indian TV channel named Venki Ramakrishnan one of the “25 greatest global living Indians”. On 13th October, 2015, the structural biologist...