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Biozentrum Lecture with Bonnie L. Bassler

Biofilm formation, the production of light in deep-sea fish or the release of virulence factors – all these different kinds of “social” behavior rely on the communication skills of bacteria. The finding that bacteria “talk”…


Flavio Donato awarded ERC Starting Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) recently announced that Prof. Flavio Donato is one of 408 young top researchers to receive one of the much coveted grants. According to the ERC, a total of 621 million euros have been…


T3 Pharma: Bacterial cancer treatment on the path to enter clinical phase

According to T3 Pharmaceuticals (T3 Pharma), the funds of more than 25 million Swiss francs will be used primarily to progress the lead candidate through early clinical studies. The clinical trial in patients with solid…


Basel Summer Science Academy

Basel Summer Science Academy for Gymnasium students To enable you to actively carry out research while you are still at high school and to experience firsthand what it means to do research at a top university, the University…


Diploma in Biotechnology

Trinational Studies in Biotechnology Strasbourg – Freiburg – Basel, three cities, three universities. Together they offer the unique opportunity of studying across the borders. The interdisciplinary diploma course in…


Conferences & Symposia

Conferences & Symposia June 9-13, 2024, Ascona Switzerland New Approaches to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2nd Edition June 23 –28, 2024, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland Selective transport control in biological…


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…


Max Brackmann

On a peace mission: From NBC protection to arms control May 2020 Whether anthrax, smallpox, Ebola, Hanta or coronaviruses – none of these are exotic to the Biozentrum alumnus Max Brackmann. He works as a postdoc at the Spiez…


Randy Schekmann

Speaking from the soapbox November 2014 Brisk and sometimes bracing walks from his flat to and from the Biozentrum - this is the first thing that comes to mind to the famous Californian. In the early 1980ies the Nobel Prize…


Richard M. Franklin

Prof. Dr. Richard M. Franklin, Emeritus 1971 - 1995 | Professor of Structural Biology In 1971, Richard M. Franklin (*1930, † 2020) was appointed to the Biozentrum as one of its first professors. It was here that he began to…