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July 14, 2016

Cell Death: How a protein drives immune cells to suicide

For some pathogens, attack is the best form of defense - they enter immune cells of the human body. However, if they are detected in their hidden...

July 01, 2016

Basler spin-off T3 Pharmaceuticals wins start-up prize

The start-up company T3 Pharmaceuticals, a spin-off of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, is the Business Plan winner of the competition held by...

June 22, 2016

New Associate Professor appointed to the Biozentrum

The University Council has appointed Richard Neher as the new Associate Professor of Computational Modeling of Biological Processes at the Biozentrum...

June 22, 2016

Immune cells on alert: Inflammasome activates emergency program

The inflammasome plays an important role in our body‘s immune defense. This protein complex initiates an emergency program in the immune cells when...

May 30, 2016

Nobel laureate Ada Yonath to speak at "Excellence Symposium 2016"

Ten years ago, the Fellowships for Excellence Program (FFE) was launched. For the second time the FFE Fellows are organizing a two-day scientific...

May 23, 2016

Important for learning: Protein strengthens neuron connections

Learning leaves its mark on the brain. The recently identified ‘learning protein’ Copine-6 plays a crucial role in this process. Scientists led by...

May 02, 2016

Nuclear pores captured on film

Using an ultra fast-scanning atomic force microscope, the team of Prof. Roderick Lim from the University of Basel has filmed “living” nuclear pore...

April 25, 2016

"ERC Advanced Investigator Grant" for Peter Scheiffele and again for Silvia Arber

Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and Prof. Silvia Arber, researcher at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical...

March 14, 2016

Assembly line: How bacteria and fungi produce drugs

Natural products from bacteria and fungi are an important source of current and novel drugs, such as antibiotics. They are produced in the...

March 07, 2016

Urinary tract infection: How bacteria nestle in

Almost every second woman suffers from a bladder infection at some point in her life. Also men are affected by cystitis, though less frequently. In...