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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.

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.