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October 04, 2022

Discovery of a new antibiotic against resistant pathogens

For a long time, antibiotics were considered a silver bullet against bacterial infections. Over time, many pathogens have adapted to resist…

October 04, 2022

“The fall wave has already started”

How is the outlook for the coming weeks? Prof. Richard Neher at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, who has been studying the evolution of the virus…

September 19, 2022

Cilia in 3D: Miniature train station discovered

Cilia are small hair-like organelles that extend from cells and perform many functions, including motility and signaling. Together with collaborators…

September 15, 2022

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…

September 14, 2022

Engineered enzymes: String pullers in cell communication

Communication is everything. This is just as true for us humans as it is for each of our cells. Prof. Markus Affolter's team at the Biozentrum,…

September 07, 2022

Nanomachine keeps cellular power plants healthy

Mitochondria are the cell’s power stations that supply energy for the whole body. Their malfunction leads to illnesses such as diabetes, cancer or…

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…