• Basar Molekular: 23 Feb.@SUD

    7.20 pm @ Sud: With Dr. Gregor Gysi (Präsident der Partei der Europäischen Linken, MdB), Christian Weidmann (argovia philharmonic), Cornelia G. Palivan and Daniel J. Müller (both NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering). Music: Marey. With Apéro! Join us live at Sud in Basel or hear the broadcast on your radio-station. Save the date now. > more

  • Wednesday 15 March 2017

    For members only: Lunch Meeting with Pratik Saxena form the Fussenegger-Group, 12.15 @ Misrock, D-BSSE. He will be introduced by Xingwei Guo.

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  • 29 March @ Ackermannshof

    Prof. Heinemann

    Follow this public seminar at the bar on Facebook. SEMINBAR features international lecturers: Prof. Thomas Heinemann (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar, Germany) will talk about "Life as a construct - the ethics of synthetic biology". 
    > more > add this SeminBar to your calendar

  • Fellow Retreat 2017

    Fellow Retreat in Magglingen in April 2016.

    3 - 5 May 2017 in Grindelwald
    NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering members exchanged ideas and reported on the progress of the research-projects. > More here.

  • Events Program 2017

    The pocket-sized Events Program 2017 of the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering is available online here. It lists all of the public events of 2017, as well as the platforms that are exclusively for members and scientists to share and exchange knowledge and ideas.

  • MOLEKULAR-ia Vol. 3

    The October 2016 issue of our newsletter "MOLEKULAR-ia" is out (Vol. 3). Read the interview with PI Rod Lim who talks about the challenge of making the better coffee, and find lots of information on upcoming events, scientific-papers, going out in Basel, and much more.

  • Artistic rendering of a 2/3 pyramidal cell (red) and its local presynaptic network (green). Image: B. Roska / D. J. Müller.

ICMSE Conference

From August 27 to 29, 2017 NCCR MSE is organizing the first biannual International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering (ICMSE) in Basel. The ICMSE focuses on the emerging field of molecular systems engineering and will feature speakers and participants from leading international research institutions. > Read more

What is Molecular Systems Engineering?

Combining the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics with bioinformatics and engineering, the goal is to engineer and to combine molecular modules to design “molecular factories”. > more in English / > mehr auf Deutsch

Art of Molecule

Posters designed by young scientist from this NCCR and artists from the ZHdK > here

Public Events

SeminBar @ Ackermannshof:

Basar Molekular @ Sud:

  • 23 Feb: Gregor Gysi, Cornelia G. Palivan, Christian Weidmann, Daniel J. Müller
  • Next: 19 Oct.
  • Podcast: 27 Oct. 2016

Inaugural Lectures

Inaugural Lecture by new NCCR PI: ETH Zurich, main campus:

For Members only

Monthly Lunch Meetings

Ethics on Site: 8.3.2017

Equal Opportunities: Workshop for all fellows on 17.3.2017.

Fellow Retreat: 3-5 May, Grindelwald.

Soft Skills: Read what Uni Basel and ETHZ offer in fall 2016.

NCCR-members: Please check the "Fellows Web" for more info.

Other events

National Academy of Engineering elects new members

Prof. Martin Fussenegger was elected by the National Academy of Engineering as foreign member in the class of 2017. > Read more

New weapon against diabetes

Scientists at the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering have used the simplest approach yet to produce artificial beta cells from human kidney cells. Like their natural model, the artificial cells act as both sugar sensors and insulin producers. > Read more

The hidden side of sulfur

Matile’s group has found that a sulfur atom, if carefully inserted into a molecule, can not only become an extremely effective catalyst but can also operate with greater precision. This discovery has the potential to revolutionize the world of synthetic organic chemistry. > Read more