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April 28, 2020

Silvia Arber and Alex Schier elected to the “National Academy of Sciences”

Prof. Silvia Arber, neurobiologist at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), as well...

April 01, 2020

Apply now for the 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...

March 26, 2020

Awards for Biozentrum junior researchers

In the past months, the achievements of many young scientists at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have once again been recognized in the form of...

March 20, 2020

Tracing the coronavirus with Nextstrain

Labs and seminar rooms are empty, lectures are being held online. Even research at the Biozentrum has been reduced to the minimum. However, for Prof....

March 16, 2020

Measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus

Due to the increasingly rapid spread of the coronavirus, the management of the University of Basel has decided on far-reaching measures. As a...

March 11, 2020

Sabotage attack: How a bacterial protein tricks our innate immune response

Upon sensing an infectious agent our immune system triggers inflammation in order to clear the infection. Prof. Christoph Dehio’s team at the...

March 10, 2020

Prof. Peter Scheiffele participates in EU-funded research project CANDY

The CANDY project investigates the biological links between neurodevelopmental disorders and co-occurring somatic illnesses and how treatment of...

February 27, 2020

Genetic signature boosts protein production during cell division

Prof. Mihaela Zavolan’s team at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has uncovered a genetic signature that enables cells to adapt their protein...

February 26, 2020

GPS for chromosomes: Reorganization of the genome during development

The spatial arrangement of genetic material within the cell nucleus plays an important role in the development of an organism. In collaboration with...

February 10, 2020

Inner “clockwork” sets the time for cell division in bacteria

Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have discovered a “clockwork” mechanism that controls cell division in bacteria. In two...