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First Biozentrum Retreat

On 22 June 2022, the scientists of the Biozentrum left their labs and seminar rooms for a three-day retreat on the Sursee campus. Around 300 researchers from a wide variety of disciplines took the time to get to know each…


“Science” honors Alex Schier’s research studies as “Breakthrough of the Year 2018”

The team led by Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and Professor at Harvard University, showed in publications in Science and Nature Biotechnology how single embryonic cells develop into a heart,…


Cell Biology Lecture Series

Cell Biology Lecture Series The "Cell Biology Lecture Series" is a joint effort of the Research Groups Affolter, Engel, Hall, Hondele, Rüegg, Schier and Spang to monthly host international speakers to talk about current…


Alex Schier appointed new Director of the Biozentrum

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…


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…


Chronology

2024 Prof. Dirk Bumann Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina News Weblink Prof. Torsten Schwede Fellow International Society for Computational Biology News Weblink Prof. Michaela Zavolan Fellow…


Neuroscience

Neuroscience Prof. Silvia Arber Motor circuit function Prof. Fiona Doetsch Stem cells in the adult mammalian brain Prof. Flavio Donato Development of neuronal circuits and cognitive functions Prof. Anissa Kempf Deciphering…


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…


Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology

Developmental, Regenerative and Stem Cell Biology Prof. Markus Affolter Development of blood vessels and complex organs Prof. Christoph Dehio Molecular mechanisms of chronic bacterial infections Prof. Fiona Doetsch Stem…


Fish-out-of-water: How killifish embryos adapted their development

Extremely dry – the habitat of killifish The turquoise killifish inhabits areas characterized by extreme conditions. The species, native to Africa, can survive prolonged periods of drought due to its unique life cycle.…