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November 29, 2021

Diversity in the brain: New genes create new cell types

Through duplication of genetic material cells can acquire new functions. This process may give rise to new cell types with unique properties. Prof.…

November 24, 2021

1st Edition of the Biozentrum/Roche Innovation Symposium

On 1st and 2nd December 2021, the Biozentrum/Roche Innovation Symposium will be held in Basel for the first time. Researchers at all levels - from PhD…

November 16, 2021

Basel’s valuable virus collection for worldwide research

Phages are viruses that infect bacteria. They are an important part of many of the Earth’s ecosystems and can also play a role in the fight against…

November 09, 2021

How does a wing grow? A journey on the path of proteins.

To form an organ, cells must communicate properly and develop their number, shape and size down to the smallest detail. The research team led by Prof.…

October 26, 2021

Research grant for Silvia Arber to investigate Parkinson's

Together with a team of international experts, Prof. Silvia Arber at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for…

September 21, 2021

Official opening of the new Biozentrum building

The University of Basel’s impressive new Biozentrum building celebrated its official opening today in the space of its large atrium. Research in the…

September 21, 2021

Benjamin Engel appointed new professor at the Biozentrum

Benjamin Engel has been appointed by the University Council to be new Assistant Professor at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. The cell…

September 20, 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…

September 08, 2021

Keep on moving: Sports relieve tumor-associated anemia

Many cancer patients suffer from anemia leaving them fatigued, weak, and an impaired ability to perform physical activity. Drugs only rarely alleviate…

September 07, 2021

Good times, bad times: Worms equip their offspring for the future

Parents prepare their children for the future. For many animals, the survival of their progeny depends on their parents’ care, and this can affect…