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Inhibitory neurons (magenta) are crucial for fine-tuning the activity of neural networks in the brain.

April 17, 2024

Perfect balance: How the brain fine-tunes its sensitivity

A sensitive perception of the environment is crucial for guiding our behavior. However, an overly sensitive response of the brain’s neural circuits to…

June 20, 2022

SNSF Advanced Grant for Peter Scheiffele

The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, a highly endowed SNSF Advanced…

August 05, 2020

Autism: How gene alteration modifies social behavior

Prof. Peter Scheiffele’s team at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered a new connection between a genetic modification and social…

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…

October 08, 2019

New public lecture series: «Einblicke Biozentrum»

What happens during human and animal development? What is muscle training good for and why do our cells age? On November 5, 2019, the Biozentrum…

September 30, 2019

Peter Scheiffele new member of the National Research Council

Prof. Peter Scheiffele at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel is a newly elected member of the National Research Council in the field of…

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…

August 09, 2018

Synapses of the reward system at stake in autistic disorders

Autism spectrum disorders are a heterogeneous group of neurodevelopmental disorders, one of the main characteristics of which is impaired social…

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…