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Knut Drescher

The strategist His life speaks volumes. When talking to Prof. Knut Drescher, it soon becomes apparent that he is a person with tremendous discipline and willpower. However, he is not always rational and strict with himself –…


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Video "The Dawn of Life" Cells into organs. Forscherportrait Prof. Markus Affolter (German) University of Basel: Interview Prof. Dr. Markus Affolter Weltenreise 3, Prof. Dr. Markus Affolter, Entwicklungsbiologe, Biozentrum…


Spread of a novel SARS-CoV-2 variant across Europe in summer 2020

In Europe alone, hundreds of different variants of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are currently circulating, distinguished by mutations in their genomes. However, only very few of these variants have spread as successfully…


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…


Serej Ley

Terra incognita. One can hardly imagine a more exotic place to do a doctorate. Serej Ley spent four years in Papua New Guinea studying tuberculosis and experienced things that most of us only know from books or films. The…


Science Prize for Sebastian Hiller

The structure of a protein reveals a lot about its function. This means, the more precisely the three-dimensional protein structure is known, the better the conclusions on its function can be drawn. Using NMR spectroscopy,…


Diversity in the brain – How millions of neurons become unique

The brain is our body’s most complex organ and consists of about 100 billion neurons. For the error-free transmission of information and for proper functioning, the different cells must be programmed in a way that they…


How brain tumors promote their own growth

Cancer cells are characterized by uncontrolled growth and cell division. A glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, which results from uncontrolled growth of so-called glial cells. Glial cells surround…


T3 Pharma: Lead product expected to enter clinical phase

“We are very pleased to be joined by two experienced and specialised investors, the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and Reference Capital SA. This is optimal for completing preclinical work, and for planning and conducting…


Camilo Perez is a new EMBO Young Investigator

With his nomination, Prof. Camilo Perez joins a high-ranking network of 73 current and 384 former EMBO Young Investigators , who represent some of the best young scientists in Europe and beyond. Established in 2000, the EMBO…