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DIVERSITY IN THE BRAIN: NEW GENES CREATE NEW CELL TYPES

Through duplication of genetic material cells can acquire new functions. This process may give rise to new cell types with unique properties. Prof. Alex Schier’s research group at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has now been able to…

BSCN MEMBER GROUP PUBLICATION

«Asymmetric requirement of Dpp/BMP morphogen dispersal in the Drosophila wing disc” Shinya Matsuda, Jonas V. Schaefer, Yusuke Mii, Yutaro Hori, Dimitri Bieli, Masanori Taira, Andreas Plückthun  & Markus Affolter Nature Communications…

BRUNO SPECK AWARDS 2021

Ilya Lukonin; group of Prisca Liberali FMI “Phenotypic landscape of intestinal organoid regeneration” Nature 2020. Cameron S. Cowan and Magdalena Renner; group Botond Roska, IOB  “Cell types of the human retina and its organoids at…

BSCN MEMBER GROUP PUBLICATION

“Engineered nasal cartilage for the repair of osteoarthritic knee cartilage defects” Lina Acevedo Rua, Marcus Mumme et al. group of I. Martin & A. Barbero. Science Translational Medicine 13 (2021), doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaz449. Weblink

GOOD TIMES, BAD TIMES: WORMS EQUIP THEIR OFFSPRING FOR THE FUTURE

Parents prepare their children for the future. For many animals, the survival of their progeny depends on their parents’ care, and this can affect whether the species survives. Prof. Susan Mango’s team at the Biozentrum of the University of…

TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2021 FOR SUSAN MANGO

Susan Mango from the Biozentrum was chosen by the students of the University of Basel as the winner of the "Modern Scholarship" award (Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching).

NEW GLIAL CELLS DISCOVERED IN THE BRAIN: IMPLICATIONS FOR BRAIN REPAIR

Neurons, nerve cells in the brain, are central players in brain function. However, a key role for glia, long considered support cells, is emerging. A research group at the University of Basel has now discovered two new types of glial cells…

RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY HOW TO PREVENT CANCER METASTASES

Metastases can develop in the body even years after apparently successful cancer treatment. They originate from cancer cells that migrated from the original tumor to other organs, and which can lie there inactive for a considerable time.…

SANITY: ANALYZING SINGLE-CELL DATA WITHOUT DISTORTION

Single-cell RNA sequencing is a powerful experimental method for determining the molecular identities and characteristics of individual cells. However, analyzing such data is very challenging. As the team led by Prof. Erik van Nimwegen and…

SUSAN GASSER ELECTED DIRECTOR OF ISREC FOUNDATION

Susan Gasser, FMI Director Emeritus, has been elected director of the Foundation of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer (ISREC) in Lausanne.