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September 05, 2019

Resistance can spread even without the use of antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance does not spread only where and when antibiotics are used in large quantities, conclude researchers from laboratory experiments....

September 03, 2019

Flavio Donato awarded ERC Starting Grant

In May this year, Prof. Flavio Donato started his own research group at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. For his pioneering research project...

September 02, 2019

Unique fingerprint: What makes nerve cells unmistakable?

Protein variations that result from the process of alternative splicing control the identity and function of nerve cells in the brain. This allows...

September 01, 2019

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...

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"...