Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research   link
Location: Basel
Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel

Discipline: Health
Affiliation: Novartis

Understanding the mechanisms of disease

The Friedrich Miescher Institute is devoted to fundamental biomedical research aimed at understanding the basic molecular mechanisms of health and disease. We communicate and patent our findings to enable their translation into medical application. The FMI focuses on the fields of
  • Epigenetics
  • Growth control
  • Neurobiology
In these fields, the FMI has gained international recognition as a center of excellence in innovative biomedical research.

Training young scientists

Life Sciences - Campus - May 5
Spotlight on FMIers showcases the lives, work and passions of the institute's researchers and support staff. This time, graduate student Gergely Tihanyi tells us about his love for food and cooking, and he shares his insights on the FMI Master Chef series — virtual events where FMIers come together to cook and socialize.
Life Sciences - Research Management - Apr 22

This year's recipients of the prestigious Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) have been announced today. The neurobiologist Prof. Silvia Arber, research group leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute and the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, is among the awardees.

Life Sciences - Health - Apr 13
Life Sciences - Health

The protection of genome integrity of germ cells is essential for animal fertility. Researchers from the Grosshans group characterized a defense mechanism against selfish genetic elements in the C. elegans germline.

Life Sciences - Mar 17

Spotlight on FMIers is a new series that showcases the lives, work and passions of the institute's researchers and support staff. In the first interview of the series, Esther Griesbach, a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Jeffrey Chao, tells us about herself, the fascination with RNA and what she learned about embarking on a new research journey in COVID times.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - Feb 18
Life Sciences - Chemistry

During development, scores of molecular signals prod cells to take on specialized identities and functions.

Life Sciences - Feb 8
Life Sciences

Chromatin remodelers are needed to take nucleosomes away from DNA in order to make room for transcription factors to bind, and regulate the activity of our genes.

Life Sciences - Chemistry - Apr 19
Life Sciences - Chemistry

The spatial organization of the genome is fundamental for the regulation of our genes and has to be established de novo during early embryogenesis.

Life Sciences - Career - Apr 6

April 6, 2021 We are pleased to announce the latest FMI winners of prestigious research fellowships, including EMBO, Maria Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) and Boehringer Ingelheim Funds (BIF).

Life Sciences - Psychology - Mar 3
Life Sciences - Psychology

The brain's emotion-processing center — the amygdala — is one of several brain regions involved in social behavior.

Life Sciences - Feb 16

In eukaryotes, histones are often modified and evicted at site of DNA double-strand breaks in order to facilitate end-resection and break repair. Together with the protein analysis facility of the FMI, the Gasser group has quantified massive changes in the chromatin associated proteome in response to DNA damage.

Health - Life Sciences - Feb 1
Health - Life Sciences

The generation of antibodies in B-cells takes place in a dynamic structure that forms during infections, the germinal center (GC).




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