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July 27, 2021

More than just walking: a new role for core brain region

For decades, a key brain area called the mesencephalic locomotor region has been thought to merely regulate locomotion. Now, the research group of…

July 17, 2021

Teaching Excellence Award for Susan Mango

Susan Mango was chosen by the students of the University of Basel as the winner of the "Modern Scholarship" award (Credit Suisse Award for Best…

June 25, 2021

We’re moving!

The big moment arrives on June 28th. The first of the almost 500 Biozentrum employees will move into the newly constructed Biozentrum. We are so…

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…

June 18, 2021

Virtual PhD Retreat 2021

The PhD Retreat is organized every year by graduate students of the Biozentrum and Pharmaceutical Sciences. For many students, the event is an…

June 16, 2021

Immune defense: How immune cells are activated

Immune cells protect our body against invading pathogens. The chemokine receptor CCR5 on the surface of T cells plays an important role in this…

June 11, 2021

New glial cells discovered in the brain: Implications for brain repair

Neurons, nerve cells in the brain, are central players in brain function. However, a key role for glia, long considered support cells, is emerging. …

June 03, 2021

How the key protein mTOR controls cell growth

In order to grow in size, cells require many proteins. Their production is regulated by the protein complex “mTORC1”. Researchers at the Biozentrum of…

June 02, 2021

A “Catch-22” vaccine against Salmonellosis

Researchers from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich have designed a vaccine cocktail that sets an evolutionary trap for the…

May 27, 2021

Farewell of Prof. Martin Spiess

What paths do proteins take within the cell and how do they reach their destination? These are the central questions addressed by Prof. Martin Spiess…