• 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.

  • Wednesday 17 May 2017

    For members only: Lunch Meeting with Ann Cathrin Waindok form the Reddy-Group. 12.15pm @ Misrock, D-BSSE. She will be introduced by Jens Gaitzsch.

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  • Ralf's corner

    Gene drive: bad news for invasive rodents…

    The MIT Technology Review recently published an article about what US conservation groups claim to have established for the first time: an evolution-warping technology in mammals called „gene drive“. > Read more

  • 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.

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. > 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

ICMSE Conference

From August 27 to 29, 2017 NCCR MSE is organizing the first biennial 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

Talking Science

Workshops and competitions in science communication

FameLab

Science Slam Basel

Upcoming Events

May 3-5

May 17

August 27-29

October 19

November 2

  • SeminBar @Ackermannshof with Prof. Brad Hyman

November 17

Various dates/events 

Sustainability Weeks

Ralf's corner

Gene drive: bad news for invasive rodents… The MIT Technology Review recently published an article about what US conservation groups claim to have established for the first time: an evolution-warping technology in mammals called „gene drive“. > Read more

Basar Molekular

"If Marine Le Pen wins the EU is dead", said Dr. Gregor Gysi at the last Basar Molekular on March 23. Read the follow-up interview here (Schweiz am Sonntag, 25.2.2017) or listen to the podcast of the whole talk show.

Art of Molecule

Take a look at the projects of NCCR fellows and students of the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) exploring new horizons at the interface between science and art.

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