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January 17, 2018

Farewell Symposium for Prof. Erich Nigg, Director of the Biozentrum, on 1 February 2018

Erich Nigg, Professor of Cell Biology and, since 2009, Director of the Biozentrum will retire from the University of Basel on January 31, 2018. On…

January 15, 2018

Nobel laureate Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard at the Biozentrum

How does the zebrafish get its stripes? Why does it change from species to species? Which cells are responsible for the variety and beauty of the…

January 08, 2018

kids@science 2018 – very young researchers at the Biozentrum

This year the Biozentrum of the University of Basel will open its doors again for school children to participate in the study week kids@science, a…

January 08, 2018

Survival strategy of messenger RNAs during cellular sugar shortage

If a cell runs low on sugar, it stores certain messenger RNAs in order to prolong its life. As Prof. Anne Spang’s research group at the Biozentrum of…

December 27, 2017

Bacteria acquire resistance from competitors

Bacteria not only develop resistance to antibiotics, they also can pick it up from their rivals. In a recent publication in "Cell Reports", Prof.…

December 11, 2017

Liver cancer: Lipid synthesis promotes tumor formation

Lipid, also known as fat, is an optimal energy source and an important cell component. Much is required for the rapid and uncontrolled growth of…

December 08, 2017

Acrobatic duo in the cells

Just like an acrobatic duo, some proteins lend each other stability. Researchers led by Prof. Sebastian Hiller at the Biozentrum, University of Basel,…

October 27, 2017

Bacteria have a sense of touch

Although bacteria have no sensory organs in the classical sense, they are still masters in perceiving their environment. The research group led by…

October 26, 2017

Alex Schier appointed new Director of the Biozentrum

As of 2018, Prof. Alexander F. Schier will be the new Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel. The University Council has appointed the…

October 26, 2017

New Professor appointed to the Biozentrum

The University Council has appointed Prof. Susan Mango as a new Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology to the Biozentrum of the University of…