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Benjamin Engel appointed new professor at the Biozentrum

On Monday, September 20, 2021, the University Council appointed Benjamin Engel as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Structural Biology and Biophysics at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel. Benjamin Engel, born in…


Benjamin Engel awarded ERC Consolidator Grant

The ERC Consolidator Grants are intended to support projects of highly qualified scientists that push the frontiers of human knowledge. On March 17, 2022, the ERC announced the 313 laureates of the 2021 ERC Consolidator…


Jürgen Engel

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Engel, Emeritus 1972 - 2004 | Professor of Biophysical Chemistry Jürgen Engel worked in the Department of Biophysical Chemistry at the Biozentrum from 1972 to 2004. His particular research interest was the…


Andreas Engel

Prof. Dr. Andreas Engel, Emeritus 1986 - 2010 | Professor of Structural Biology Andreas Engel was professor of Structural Biology at the Biozentrum from 1986 to 2010. He established the biological use of molecular mass…


Mini-symposium with Nobel laureate Jacques Dubochet

In biology, the development of cryo-electron microscopy triggered a revolution. Already in 2015, this technique was selected as the “Research Method of the Year” and last year the Nobel Committee in Stockholm awarded the…


Cilia in 3D: Miniature train station discovered

Cilia perform numerous functions for the cell: they help cells swim, move fluid, and send messages to each other. Cilia ensure that we can see, they remove substances from the lungs, move fluid in the brain, and enable us to…


Evolution and Ecology

Evolution and Ecology Prof. Marek Basler Unraveling the secrets of bacterial injection needles Prof. Christoph Dehio Molecular mechanisms of chronic bacterial infections Prof. Médéric Diard Ecology and evolution of the…


Thomas Walz

What is a shogun doing in a laboratory? May 2013 Shogun in the history of Japan was the title applied to a military general leading an army of samurais. Today, a certain shogun and his samurais seem to play an important role…


Computational and Theoretical Biology

Computational and Theoretical Biology Prof. Jan Pieter Abrahams Uncovering the fundamental shapes of life Prof. Attila Becskei Mechanisms controlling gene regulatory networks Prof. Flavio Donato Development of neuronal…


Physics of Life

Physics of Life Prof. Jan Pieter Abrahams Uncovering the fundamental shapes of life Prof. Attila Becskei Mechanisms controlling gene regulatory networks Prof. Knut Drescher Development and functions of bacterial communities…