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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).
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A new strategy for the synthesis of complex natural products

Chemists from the University of Basel have succeeded in synthesizing two complex natural products from the group of dithiodiketopiperazines (DTPs). For this, they employed a new strategy based on “C-H bond activation,” resulting in a short...
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An explorer of chemical space

Scientists are exploring the almost endless world of possible molecules and compounds in their search for useful substances. Anatole von Lilienfeld, Professor of Physical Chemistry, is developing new and faster methods in this quest based...
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Learning from Nature's Bounty: New Libraries for Drug Discovery

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. The size and complexity of macrocycles has made it difficult to emulate...