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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…

October 24, 2017

High-Speed Locomotion Neurons Found in the Brainstem

A clearly defined subpopulation of neurons in the brainstem is essential to execute locomotion at high speeds. Interestingly, these high-speed neurons…

October 06, 2017

Nobel Prize for Chemistry – Molecules in 3D

The Biozentrum congratulates the Swiss researcher Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne, who has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for…

September 25, 2017

Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drill

In order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a sophisticated weapon - a nanosized speargun. Researchers led by Prof. Marek Basler…

September 20, 2017

Biozentrum Lecture: Small blood vessels – big secrets

Prof. Christer Betsholtz has been investigating the secrets of distinct cells of the blood vessels for years. These so-called pericytes surround the…

September 06, 2017

A protein that extends life of yeast cells

To understand and control aging is the aspiration of many scientists. Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have now discovered…

September 06, 2017

Lasker Award for Michael N. Hall

Professor Michael N. Hall from the Biozentrum of the University of Basel receives the Lasker Basic Medical Research Award 2017 – one of the most…

September 01, 2017

Like a revolving door: How shuttling proteins operate nuclear pores

Nuclear pore complexes are tiny channels where the exchange of substances between the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm takes place. Scientists at the…

July 12, 2017

RNA molecules live short lives

Prof. Attila Becskei’s group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has developed a new method to measure the half-life of RNA molecules. The study…

July 12, 2017

Synapses in the brain mirror the structure of the visual world

The research team of Prof. Sonja Hofer at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered why our brain might be so good at perceiving edges and…