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June 21, 2021

Anne Spang newly elected member of the Leopoldina

Prof. Anne Spang, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has become a member of the German National...

June 16, 2021

Immune defense: How immune cells are activated

Immune cells protect our body against invading pathogens. The chemokine receptor CCR5 on the surface of T cells plays an important role in this...

June 11, 2021

New glial cells discovered in the brain: Implications for brain repair

Neurons, nerve cells in the brain, are central players in brain function. However, a key role for glia, long considered support cells, is emerging. ...

June 03, 2021

How the key protein mTOR controls cell growth

In order to grow in size, cells require many proteins. Their production is regulated by the protein complex “mTORC1”. Researchers at the Biozentrum of...

June 02, 2021

A “Catch-22” vaccine against Salmonellosis

Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich have designed a vaccine cocktail that sets an evolutionary trap for the...

May 27, 2021

Farewell of Prof. Martin Spiess

What paths do proteins take within the cell and how do they reach their destination? These are the central questions addressed by Prof. Martin Spiess...

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...