University of Basel

University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, 4001 Basel
University of Basel  
Location: Basel
Affiliation: swissuniversities

The University of Basel is a university which performs excellently in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, Switzerland’s oldest university has over 550 years of successful history.

As a university offering a wide range of quality education, it attracts students from Switzerland and all around the world and offers them excellent study conditions at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Today, the University of Basel counts around 13,000 students coming from over one hundred nations.


Life Sciences - Jun 12
Life Sciences
When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. In other words, this action brings about changes in the connections of a certain neuronal population in the red nucleus, a region of the midbrain. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have discovered this group of nerve cells in the red nucleus.
Pharmacology - Jun 11

Natural products, or their close derivatives, make some of our most potent medicines, among which macrocycles with their large carbon-rich ring systems are one class.

Physics - May 22

Physicists at the University of Basel are able to show for the first time how a single electron looks in an artificial atom.

Life Sciences - May 14
Life Sciences

The relay station of the brain, the substantia nigra consists of different types of nerve cells and is responsible for controlling the execution of diverse movements.

Health - May 29

T3 Pharmaceuticals AG, wins the W.A. de Vigier Foundation's highest endowed award for startup companies in Switzerland of CHF 100,000. The spin-off from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, works in the field of immuno-oncology and convinced the jury with their innovative therapeutic approach to fighting cancer with live bacteria.

Pharmacology - May 21

Santhera Pharmaceuticals and the University of Basel's Biozentrum announce their collaboration to advance gene therapy research for the treatment of congenital muscular dystrophy.

Life Sciences - May 9
Life Sciences

The deep sea is home to fish species that can detect various wavelengths of light in near-total darkness.

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