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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.

FRIEDRICH-MIESCHER-PREIS 2021 FOR PRISCA LIBERALI

FMI group leader Prisca Liberali receives the Friedrich Miescher Award 2021 for her research on design principles of tissue organization. Prisca Liberali shares the award with Andrea Ablasser (EPFL).

STERN-GATTIKER-PREIS 2020 FOR SARA MEYER

Sara C. Meyer (DBM and Hematology Clinic USB) has been awarded, together with Sophie de Seigneux Matthey (Geneva), the SAMW prize for her model role for women in medical profession.

CLOëTTA-PREIS 2020 FOR MOHAMED BENTIRES-ALJ

This year’s Cloëtta Prize is awarded to researchers from Basel and Bern. Mohamed Bentires-Alj, Professor of Experimental Surgical Oncology at the University and University Hospital of Basel, and Nadia Mercader Huber, Professor in Anatomy,…

BRUNO SPECK AWARDS 2020

Basic Research: Dirk Löffler, D-BSSEClinically-oriented research: Anna Paczulla, DBM For the publications: “Asymmetric lysosome inheritance predicts activation of haematopoietic stem cells”Dirk Loeffler, A. Wehling, F. Schneiter, Y.…

BSCN MEMBER GROUP PUBLICATION

Phenotypic landscape of intestinal organoid regeneration. Lukonin I, Serra D, Challet Meylan L, Volkmann K, Baaten J, Zhao R, Meeusen S, Colman K, Maurer F, Stadler MB, Jenkins J, Liberali P. Nature. 2020 Oct;586:275-280.