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June 10, 2024

Lung organoids unveil secret: How pathogens infect human lung tissue

How do pathogens invade the lungs? Using human lung microtissues, the team led by Prof. Urs Jenal at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel has…

Annual killifish have an atypical embryonic development.

June 06, 2024

Fish-out-of-water: How killifish embryos adapted their development

The annual killifish lives in regions with extreme drought. The research group led by Prof. Alex Schier at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has…

Prof. Dirk Bumann has been elected as a new member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

May 27, 2024

Dirk Bumann elected as member of Leopoldina

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has elected Prof. Dirk Bumannn as a new member. The infection biologist is a research group leader…

The pathogen Burkholderia thailandensis (purple) uses cellular components (yellow) to form membrane protrusions from one host cell to another (green).

April 18, 2024

The enemy within: How pathogens spread unrecognized in the body

Some pathogens hide inside human cells to enhance their survival. Researchers led by Prof. Marek Basler at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have…

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…

Directors of the NCCR AntiResist headed by the Biozentrum.

March 26, 2024

Second round for the National Center of Competence in Research “AntiResist”

The Swiss National Science Foundation is funding the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) “AntiResist” at the Biozentrum, University of…

A math model reveals how interactions between neighboring synapses shape learning and memory

March 20, 2024

The power of neighbors: Neighboring synapses shape learning and memory

Together with an Austrian researcher, Dr. Everton Agnes at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has developed a new model that provides a holistic…

March 15, 2024

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…

March 14, 2024

Sleep-wake rhythm: Fish change our understanding of sleep regulation

Contrary to common belief, not all vertebrates regulate their sleep-wake rhythm in the same way. Researchers led by Prof. Alex Schier at the…

March 14, 2024

Two Biozentrum researchers selected as International Society for Computational Biology Fellow

Two professors of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics have now been selected as new fellows of the…