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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).  Read more 

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. Read more 



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.   Read more 


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. Read more 


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 ( Read more 

Recent Publications

08.09.2016 | Publications

New Paper in Nature Chemical Biology

Congrats to Tania. Her newest paper, appearing in Nature Chemical Biology, describes how the chaperone/translocase YidC supports the insertion and folding of the sugar transporter lactose permease LacY. YidC prevents the LacY polypeptide from misfolding and supports the stochastic and stepwise insertion and folding of structural segments until the folding of native LacY has been completed. The work was done together with Ron Kaback UCLA. Read more 

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. Read more 

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