Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research  
Location: 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 - Dec 5
In a study published in Neuron, researchers have demonstrated how functional ultrasound imaging can yield high-resolution, unbiased, brain-wide activity maps of behaving mice. These can lead to a brain-wide understanding of how brain activity relates to specific behavior - in healthy mice and in mouse models of neurologic or psychiatric diseases.
Life Sciences - Nov 19
Life Sciences

In order to examine how synaptic inputs to individual neurons are organized in a distributed memory network, researchers from the Friedrich group performed electrophysiological recordings in the zebrafish homolog of the olfactory cortex.

Life Sciences - Oct 23

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Synergy Grant - perhaps the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to the research groups of Prof. Filippo Rijli from th

Life Sciences - Oct 5

As in previous years, several internal prizes were awarded during the FMI Annual Meeting, a 3 day scientific meeting attended by most scientists in the institute.

Life Sciences - Nov 5
Life Sciences

Nicolas Thomä's group at the FMI has joined forces with the group of Benjamin Ebert at Harvard's Broad Institute to show how thalidomide analogs mediate degradation of many more proteins than previously anticipated.

Life Sciences - Oct 9
Life Sciences

Differential recruitment of proteins to chromatin is fundamental in eukaryotes to regulate transcription, replication, and cell division.

Life Sciences - Sep 4
Life Sciences

Work published by Isabella Marcomini and the Gasser laboratory sheds light on how repeat sequences found in the DNA of eukaryotic genomes can prevent accurate repair of DNA breaks, leading to dangerous chromosomal rearrangements.

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