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January 26, 2022

Alex Schier awarded distinction of AAAS Fellow

Prof. Alex Schier from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science…

December 06, 2021

Continued funding for Allen Discovery Center

Prof. Alex Schier from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and colleagues at the University of Washington and the California Institute of…

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.…

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…

March 28, 2019

Crime Scene Schizophrenia - 30 Genes under suspicion

The research group led by Prof. Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has identified 30 genes associated with schizophrenia.…

March 28, 2019

ERC Advanced Grant for Alex Schier

The European Research Council has awarded the cell and developmental biologist Prof. Alex Schier at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, a generously…

December 20, 2018

“Science” honors Alex Schier’s research studies as “Breakthrough of the Year 2018”

Publications of Prof. Alex Schier from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and Harvard University were named "Breakthrough of the Year 2018" by the…

May 14, 2018

EMBO Membership for Alex Schier

Prof. Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and currently still research group leader at Harvard University in Cambridge, has…

April 26, 2018

Who am I? How cells find their identity

The research group of Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has investigated more closely how a single embryonic cell develops…