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Cancer cells may promote metastases and resistance to therapy, depending on their state (Christofori Lab)

A type of cell transformation known as EMT enables cancer cells to break away from the tumor and form metastases elsewhere. However, this process does not always take place in full. Researchers at the University of Basel have now been able…
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Amerbach Prize awarded to Carolyn King

At the Dies Academicus, Carolyn King was awarded with the Amerbach Prize. The Amerbach Prize is awarded by the University of Basel annually to young academics for outstanding research and consists of a medal and a cash amount of 5000 Swiss…
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SNF grants

The DBM congratulates Gregor Hutter for the prolongation of his SNF professorship and the new recipients of SNF grants: Josef Bischofberger, Marijke Brink, Nina Khanna, Susan Treves and Matthias Wymann. We congratulate and wish them great…
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Robust gene networks from the depths of our evolutionary history (Zeller Lab and Zuniga Lab)

A sophisticated system guides the development of our limbs. Researchers at University of Basel have shed new light on the genetic toolkit used during evolution to create a range of different extremities such as fins, wings, hooves, toes and…
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The DBM welcomes Andrea Ottolini-Voellmy as DBM head operations

I was born and raised in Basel. After high school, I got a diploma as executive assistant and studied social anthropology, sociology and MGU at the University of Basel. After several professional stages in the private industry, I have been…
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Anne-Katrin Pröbstel receives the 2021 Fritz-and-Ursula-Melchers-Postdoctoral Prize from the German Society of Immunology

Anne-Katrin Pröbstel, SNF Eccellenza Professor and research group leader at the Department of Biomedicine and senior physician in the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital Basel has been awarded with the…
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Improving leukemia therapy with targeted treatment approaches (Meyer lab)

In chronic leukemias, blocking the overactive kinase JAK2 by a targeted therapy approach is only mitigating the patients’ symptoms, but cannot truly change the course of the disease. A study by the University of Basel has shown that it may…
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The DBM welcomes Dr. Lucas Boeck as new research group leader

Dear Lucas Congratulations on your new research group. We would like to ask you 5 questions to get to know you and your work better. What is the name of your research group? Pulmonary infection biology What is your focus? What is your…
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Statistics with a kick: Data analysis reveals cancer genes (Piscuoglio Lab)

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed an analytical method to detect genes involved in the development of cancer. Using this approach, they were able to identify a number of new cancer genes, including one that plays a role…
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Nasal cartilage relieves osteoarthritis in the knee (Martin Lab and Barbero Lab)

Cartilage cells from the nasal septum can not only help repair cartilage injuries in the knee – according to researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel, they can also withstand the chronic inflammatory tissue…