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News Archive 2021

April 30, 2021

Sanity: Analyzing single-cell data without distortion

Single-cell RNA sequencing is a powerful experimental method for determining the molecular identities and characteristics of individual cells....

April 29, 2021

A bacterial toxin facilitating chronic infection

Some pathogens persist in the body causing chronic infections. Researchers led by Prof. Christoph Dehio and Prof. Tilman Schirmer at the Biozentrum,...

April 22, 2021

ERC Advanced Grant for Silvia Arber

This year’s recipients of the prestigious Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) have been announced today. The neurobiologist Prof....

April 15, 2021

Novel antibiotic deceives bacteria through mimicry

Most antibiotics need to penetrate their target bacteria. But Darobactin, a newly discovered compound, is much too large to do so. Nonetheless, it...

March 04, 2021

Researchers crack a puzzle of bacterial genome evolution

Phylogenetic trees map the evolutionary history and ancestral relationships of organisms. At least that is the theory. However, researchers working...

March 01, 2021

Apply now! Biozentrum PhD Fellowships

With its prestigious and much sought after PhD Fellowships, the Biozentrum enables ambitious and highly motivated young scientists to do their PhD at...

February 16, 2021

Aging muscles – uncovering the causes of sarcopenia

Age-related muscle loss has a huge impact on autonomy and life quality of the elderly. Animal models help us to better understand the ageing process...

January 25, 2021

Handover of the new Biozentrum building to the University of Basel

The two cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft today handed over the new Biozentrum building to the University of Basel. The technical facilities...

January 13, 2021

Virtual Biozentrum Symposium 2021

The Biozentrum Symposium has been a permanent fixture in the Institute’s event calendar for many years. In order to provide the researchers with a...

January 12, 2021

Biozentrum Highlights 2020

An extraordinary and challenging year lies behind us. But despite the coronavirus pandemic, we could experience many wonderful and remarkable stories...