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An artificial cell on a chip

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers equipped with...
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Bioactive nano-capsules to hijack cell behavior

Many diseases are caused by defects in signaling pathways of body cells. In the future, bioactive nanocapsules could become a valuable tool for medicine to control these pathways. Researchers from the University of Basel have taken an...
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How bacteria adhere to fiber in the gut

Researchers have revealed a new molecular mechanism by which bacteria adhere to cellulose fibers in the human gut. Thanks to two different binding modes, they can withstand the shear forces in the body. Scientists of the University of Basel...
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David Kouvchinov receives Alfred Werner Master Scholarship

Congratulations to David Kouvchinov from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for being selected as recipient of the 2020 Alfred Werner Master Scholarship for MSc studies in our department. Further Information SCS Foundation - Alfred...
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Edwin Constable elected President of Euresearch

On 23 April 2020, the general assembly of Euresearch elected Professor Edwin Constable to the role of President. Ed Constable is professor of chemistry at the University of Basel and has served on the Management Board of Euresearch for the...

Cancelled - Information Event on MSc studies on 19 March 2020

Due to the current situation regarding the spread of the coronavirus, this year's information evening on the master's degree course on 19 March 2020 is cancelled.
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Perturbation-free studies of single molecules

Researchers of the University of Basel have developed a new method with which individual isolated molecules can be studied precisely – without destroying the molecule or even influencing its quantum state. This highly sensitive technique...
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Nanocontainers introduced into the nucleus of living cells

An interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in creating a direct path for artificial nanocontainers to enter into the nucleus of living cells. To this end, they produced biocompatible polymer vesicles that can pass...
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Molecular factories: The combination between nature and chemistry is functional

Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in developing molecular factories that mimic nature. To achieve this they loaded artificial organelles inside micrometer-sized natural blisters (vesicles) produced by cells. These...
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ERC Consolidator Grant for Prof. Dennis Gillingham

Prof. Dennis Gillingham receives one of the coveted ERC Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC).