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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,…

April 19, 2022

Multiple treatments to slow age-related muscle wasting

Everyone wants to stay fit and healthy as they grow old. But as we age, our body degrades, our muscles shrink and strength declines. Some older people…

April 12, 2022

Blood vessel formation: how the vascular cells respond to blood pressure

Our blood vessels must remain sealed to prevent blood leakage. During blood vessel formation vascular cells are able to reinforce their cell junctions…

March 23, 2022

Genetic engineering in research: same same, but different

In order to better understand the recycling of receptors in the cell, Prof. Martin Spiess' team from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel…

March 17, 2022

Benjamin Engel awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

Benjamin Engel recently joined the Biozentrum of the University of Basel as an Assistant Professor of Structural Biology and Biophysics. For his…

March 03, 2022

Brain Prize 2022 for Silvia Arber

Prof. Silvia Arber from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research receives the renowned…

March 02, 2022

Tackling the Achilles' heel of pneumonia-causing bacteria

Babies and infants are particularly at risk of developing severe pneumonia or meningitis caused by pneumococcus. The team of Prof. Camilo Perez at the…