Economist Mattia Fochesato researches the factors that influence income and asset distribution in the long term. The President’s Board of the University of Basel has appointed him as the Faculty of Business and Economics’s new Assistant Professor in Quantitative Economic History/Cliometrics. The five-year professorship is financed by the Max Geldner Foundation.
Stable joint cartilage can be produced from adult stem cells originating from bone marrow. This is made possible by inducing specific molecular processes occurring during embryonic cartilage formation, as researchers from the University and University Hospital of Basel report in the scientific journal PNAS.
A team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons.
Two scientists from the University of Basel have been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grants by the European Research Council (ERC): Neuroscientist Prof. Fiona Doetsch and physicist Prof. Christian Schönenberger each receive 2.5 million euro of funding.
The linguist Lorenza Mondada, Professor of General and French Linguistics at the University of Basel, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Linköping University in Sweden.
A new method enables genes in living T-cells in mice to be modified quickly and efficiently. It makes use of plasmids, a tried-and-tested method of genetic engineering. Researchers from the University of Basel reported these findings in the Journal of Immunology.
Last year, the Swiss biophysicist Dubochet, along with two other scientists, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing cryo-electron microscopy. In a symposium, Jacques Dubochet and two of his long-time colleagues will provide fascinating insights into this technology.
TEDxBasel, a regional annual conference for inspiring ideas, will bring together leading thinkers, social entrepreneurs and change makers from the Basel region on May 26. We are giving away ten free tickets for the event at Musical Theater Basel.
An international team of researchers has discovered a new anti-cancer protein. The protein, called LHPP, prevents the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells in the liver and can also serve as a biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of liver cancer.
For the first time, an interdisciplinary team from the University of Basel has succeeded in integrating artificial organelles into the cells of living zebrafish embryos. This innovative approach using artificial organelles as cellular implants offers new potential in treating a range of diseases.