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News Archive 2019

August 02, 2019

How brain tumors promote their own growth

Research groups at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, in collaboration with the Department of Biomedicine and the University Hospital Basel,...

July 25, 2019

One or the other: Why strength training might come at the expense of endurance muscles

The neurotransmitter brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) acts in the muscle, so that during strength training endurance muscle fiber number is...

July 25, 2019

How neuromuscular connections are maintained after nerve lesions

After nerve injury, the protein complex mTORC1 takes over an important function in skeletal muscle to maintain the neuromuscular junction, the synapse...

July 17, 2019

Invitation to a Symposium in honor of the Nobel laureate Prof. Werner Arber

On August 28, 2019, the Biozentrum of the University of Basel invites you to a scientific symposium to honor its Nobel Prize laureate, Prof. em Werner...

July 12, 2019

Speed controllers for protein production

The translation of the genetic code into proteins is a vital process in any cell. Prof. Mihaela Zavolan’s team at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,...

July 08, 2019

Start of “Biozentrum Research Summer” for Bachelor students

On July 8, 2019, the first of 16 Bachelor students will start their summer internship in one of the labs at the Biozentrum. With the "Research Summer"...

July 02, 2019

Michael Hall receives the 2019 Nakasone Award

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) has announced that its 2019 Nakasone Award will be awarded to Prof. Michael Hall of the Biozentrum,...

July 01, 2019

Very first “Summer Science Academy” for high school students

The first Basel Summer Science Academy is taking place at the University of Basel this year. In a two-week course, sixteen high school students from...

June 25, 2019

New contents: Neuronal Parkinson inclusions are different than expected

An international team of researchers, including Prof. Henning Stahlberg from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, challenges the conventional...

June 18, 2019

Obituary for Prof. Heinrich Reichert (1949 – 2019)

The Biozentrum is mourning the death of Heinrich Reichert, Professor emeritus of Neurobiology at the University of Basel.