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The D-BSSE is one of the ETH Zurich's youngest departments and the only one located in Basel outside of the Zurich campus. The unique blend of researchers in this department makes it an exciting venue for academics interested in biological questions.


What kind of research do we do?

The D-BSSE includes researchers from disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science (Informatics), and Engineering. The collective aim of the department can be summarized as follows:

1. Discover new facts about the functionality of living systems

2. Take these new findings and try to model them

3. Use the resulting models to devise and engineer novel biosystems



D-BSSE hightlights in the current issue of Cell Structure: Tetiana Serdiuk's Lactose Permeases article and Stefan Weiser's fishermen cover photo

Stefan Weiser - Cover Cell Structure

Tetiana Serdiuk (Müller Group) published her article Observing a Lipid-Dependent Alteration in Single Lactose Permeases in Cell Structure. Stefan Weiser's photo of two fishermen made it onto the cover. Read more 


Sven Panke's publication in Angewandte Chemie International Edition

Sven Panke, Nina Wagner, Andreas Bosshart, Jurek Failmezger and Matthias Bechtold published their article A Separation-Integrated Cascade Reaction to Overcome Thermodynamic Limitations in Rare-Sugar Synthesis in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Read more 


From blue pill to blue light

Foto: iStockphoto.com

Taking men’s concerns seriously: ETH biotechnologists are developing a biotech solution for erectile dysfunction that consists of a gene construct and a blue light. Read more 


British NC3Rs award (£ 5000) to Olivier Frey and coworkers

Olivier Frey receives NC3Rs award

A highly commended Award (£ 5000) in the 3Rs Prize competition 2014 of the British National Center for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research was granted to Olivier Frey and coworkers. Read more 


How to loose weight - Prof. Fussenegger's article in SonntagsBlick

Prof. Martin Fussenegger

Prof. Fussenegger talks about the newest natural method to loose weight. Read more 

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