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August 11, 2022

Cell receptors: of voids and void fillers

G protein-coupled receptors regulate nearly all vital functions in the human body and thus serve as attractive drug targets to treat various diseases.…

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…

July 21, 2022

High-speed storage of CO2 discovered in bacteria

The steadily worsening climate crisis caused by the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere makes the search for ideas to store CO2…

July 14, 2022

How to build up an own independent research group

Maria Hondele, since 2020 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, tells in Molecular Cell about her goal of…

June 29, 2022

Biozentrum start-up NextImmune supported by Venture Kick

NextImmune, a spin-off from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, has received financial support of 150,000 Swiss francs from the Venture Kick…

June 24, 2022

First Biozentrum Retreat

This year, the Biozentrum organized its very first three-day Biozentrum Retreat. About 300 researchers, from master's students to professors, came…

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…

June 14, 2022

Neutralizing antibodies control bacterial infection

The research groups led by Prof. Christoph Dehio at the Biozentrum and Prof. Daniel Pinschewer at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of…

May 31, 2022

Bacterial nano-speargun as a precision weapon

Many bacteria are equipped with a nano-speargun, which they use to eliminate their competitors. Prof. Marek Basler’s team at the Biozentrum of the…

April 29, 2022

Virulence could be the Achilles heel of pathogens

The antibiotic resistance crisis is forcing us to rethink how to deal with bacterial pathogens. Prof. Médéric Diard’s team at the Biozentrum,…