Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
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Affiliated to : Novartis
Understanding the mechanisms of diseaseThe 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
- Growth control
Training young scientists
Scientists in the group of Andreas Lüthi have identified two neuronal circuits that mediate the association of contextual information with emotional memories.
Understanding learning and memory processes is of fundamental importance to the study of brain function and provides valuable insights for disorders where these processes are disturbed.
Understanding how different cell populations arise within a tumor - so-called tumor heterogeneity - is widely regarded as a major challenge for cancer biology.
One of the fundamental questions in neuroscience is how neuronal circuits are wired to process information.
A better knowledge of RNA metabolism is key to understanding how RNAs regulate development and differentiation, and how their malfunction leads to disease.
Andreas Lüthi, Botond Roska, Dirk Schübeler and Nicolas Thomä, leading scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, will each receive one of the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).