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July 03, 2023

Everything in balance? How a molecular switch controls lipid metabolism

Our body’s fat metabolism plays a vital role in energy production in our body. The research team led by Prof. Anne Spang at the Biozentrum, University…

August 08, 2022

Cell’s recycling surprisingly efficient

Shortly after the uptake of molecules at the cell surface, the cell decides whether to recycle them or transport them into the cell. Cells thus start…

December 01, 2021

New method: Small cell organelles make it big

Tiny organelles pack, sort, recycle, and transport molecular cargo in the cells. Trying to elucidate these transport processes with conventional…

August 13, 2021

Cholesterol disrupts lipid metabolism in the cell

The cell’s cholesterol level is decisive for fat regulation and therefore for the lipid metabolism of the entire organism. This has now been…

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…

January 27, 2020

Kiss and run: How cells sort and recycle their components

What can be reused and what can be disposed of? Cells also face this tricky task. Prof. Anne Spang's team from the Biozentrum of the University 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…

January 08, 2018

Survival strategy of messenger RNAs during cellular sugar shortage

If a cell runs low on sugar, it stores certain messenger RNAs in order to prolong its life. As Prof. Anne Spang’s research group at the Biozentrum of…