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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...

June 13, 2018

Enigma of fatty acid metabolism solved: Enzyme shape controls its activity

Fats are essential for our body. The core components of all fats are fatty acids. Their production is initiated by the enzyme ACC. Researchers led by...

May 24, 2018

Torsten Schwede appointed new Vice President for Research at the University of Basel

The Senate of the University of Basel elected Torsten Schwede as its new Vice President for Research. Schwede is currently professor of bioinformatics...

May 23, 2018

Biozentrum Lecture: Transport across the cell membrane

The cell membrane is permeable to many small molecules, including ions. However, they often have to be transported into or out of the cell against the...

May 16, 2018

Marek Basler awarded EMBO Gold Medal 2018

Marek Basler, Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, is one of the two recipients of the 2018 EMBO Gold Medal. The European Molecular...

May 14, 2018

EMBO Membership for Alex Schier

Prof. Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and currently still research group leader at Harvard University in Cambridge, has...

April 26, 2018

Who am I? How cells find their identity

The research group of Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has investigated more closely how a single embryonic cell develops...