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Biozentrum spin off ARTIDIS joins world’s largest medical center

“Being part of the TMC Innovation Accelerator program is a great opportunity for us as it provides access to a unique environment at the forefront of science and innovation – the best place to take patient care to the next…


ERC Advanced Grant for Silvia Arber

The goal of the ERC Advanced Grants is to support established, leading principal investigators to pursue a groundbreaking and high-risk project. As all ERC grants, they are in high demand and therefore very competitive. This…


Seraphine Lüscher

Interview with Seraphine Lüscher She practically adopted the protein assigned to her in the Experimental Molecular Biology course. Being able to conduct experiments from A to Z already in her second year of studies was a…


Gabriela Güntherodt

Jump in at the deep end December 2015 With her Master’s in Biochemistry still warm in her hand, market analyses, pricing strategies and product launches were already waiting for her. Gabriela Güntherodt, at that time a…


VAMP: Virtual Analysis and Data Management Platform

VAMP: Virtual Analysis and Data Management Platform Concept of the VAMP platform for data analysis Interactive analysis of imaging datasets using the VAMP platform Microscopy data is a major driver of data growth at the…


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…


Crime Scene Schizophrenia - 30 Genes under suspicion

The research team led by Prof. Alex Schier, Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel, and currently group leader at Harvard University in Cambridge, investigated a total of 132 genes associated with schizophrenia. The…


Prof. Peter Scheiffele participates in EU-funded research project CANDY

The European funded research project CANDY investigates the underlying mechanisms of co-morbidities in neurodevelopmental diseases. “By looking at the mechanisms underpinning neurodevelopmental disorders it is our aim to…


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…


Marcel Weber

A philosophical perspective on science January 2023 “The stereotype of a thinker sitting in a room all alone with their brilliant ideas has never been true.” Biozentrum alumnus Marcel Weber must know. He is Professor of…