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11.07.2016 | News

Stamp it!

Congrats to Rajib passing his PhD exams today. One of the great challenges in his project was to stamp neuronal cells! After an endless row of obstacles, hurdles, challenges, complications and … and … and the neuronal stamp worked out and Rajib could pioneer a new technology for nuerosciences (together with B. Roska, FMI). 

19.05.2016 | News

EMBO postdoctoral fellowship to Benjamin Gaub

Congratulations to Benjamin Gaub for being awarded a long-term EMBO postdoctoral fellowship. Benjamin, who received his PhD from the University of Berkeley, joined us as a postdoc to work on highly exciting and challenging projects in neurobiophysics.



Conference on Liposomes, Exosomes, and Virosomes: From Modeling Complex Membrane Processes to Medical Diagnostics and Drug Delivery

From 11.-16. Sepmetber 2016 we organize together with the Groups of Horst Vogel (EPFL), Lukas Tamm (University Virginia) and the Biophysical Society of the United Staates above conference to cover recent developments for investigating biochemical reactions and networks at, in, and across membranes of artificial and cell membrane-derived vesicles. The conference will take part at the beautiful Monte Verita in Ascona, Switzerland.  Read more


NCCR Lunch Seminars

Don't miss the NCCR lunch seminars. Exciting science and tasy sandwiches provided.  


NCCR SeminBar

Don't miss the NCCR SeminBar! Internationally well known speakers present multidisciplinary science at the Ackermannshof in Basel. Jay's Indian Restaurant provides exciting drinks and food. After the talk life music will be presented and at very late times DJ Morbus (alias Max H.) will bring the vibes in a coll lounge atmosphere.


Group Retreat 2016

Don't miss the this year's group retreat from April 27-30. We will meet, present and discuss ongoing and future science atthe Hotel Bellevue in Davos/Switzerland (

Recent Publications

20.04.2016 | News , Publications

New paper in Nature Cell Biology

Congrats to Moritz to his new paper appearing in Nature Cell Biology. In collaboration with the Steinmetz group (PSI Villigen, Switzerland), Moritz applied high-resolution AFM to image engineered SAS-6-based oligomers with symmetries ranging from five- to ten-fold. SAS-6 proteins are thought to assemble an about nine-fold symmetric cartwheel structure which are important for centrioles to form centrosomes in eucaryotes. See M. Hilbert et al. Nature Cell Biology (2016) 18, 393-403.

15.11.2015 | News , Publications

New paper in Nature Communications

Congrats to Moritz and David to their new paper appearing in Nature Communications. David and Moritz developed a high-resolution method that allows to image single G-protein coupled receptors and to simultaneously detect their binding to two different ligands. The work was done in collaboration with Brian Kobilka (Stanford) and Shaun Coughlin (UCSF). Read more

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