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The Biozentrum welcomes new Director Alex Schier

Since 2005, Prof. Alexander F. Schier has been a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge (USA). He has received several academic awards, among them the Merit Award and…


Diversity in the brain: New genes create new cell types

With its hundreds of thousands of nerve cells, the vertebrate brain is the most complex organ in the animal kingdom. During vertebrate evolution not only have the number of neurons and consequently the volume of the brain…


Awards for Biozentrum junior researchers

Young scientists make a major contribution to research: They are the foundation, innovative force and future of universities and research institutions. Almost half of the staff at the Biozentrum are PhD students and…


Very first “Summer Science Academy” for high school students

For the high school students in Basel, July is Summer Holiday time. But instead of chilling and swimming in the Rhine, sixteen selected gymnasium students will discover who and what frolics about in the river during their…


Virtual Biozentrum Symposium 2021

The restrictions resulting from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic impact each of us in our daily work. But the crisis also sparks resourcefulness. The Biozentrum Symposium, for example, was completely re-designed and moved to…


Great community events: Biozentrum Symposium and first World Alumni Day

Biozentrum Symposium 2023 On Thursday, June 22, the Biozentrum Symposium took place, this time in the beautiful Kunstmuseum Basel - bringing together art and science. This symposium was a great opportunity for our…


Inspiring Biozentrum Symposium 2020

The Biozentrum organizes a symposium for its employees and students annually. This provides an insight into other areas of research, as well as an overview of the many projects being carried out. Furthermore, the symposium…


1st Edition of the Biozentrum/Roche Innovation Symposium

This event brings together researchers from the Biozentrum and the Roche Division “Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development” (pRED) and provides them with a platform for scientific exchange, to explore new collaboration…


Handover of the new Biozentrum building to the University of Basel

Press release of the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft The governments of the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, represented by Conradin Cramer, Hans-Peter Wessels, Monica Gschwind and Isaac Reber, handed…


Continued funding for Allen Discovery Center

How does a complex organism with a large number of different cells develop from a single cell? What are the common ancestors of the individual cells and how are they related to each other? What are the signals that drive the…