EMBO welcomes new members

Prof. Martin Fussenegger was elected by EMBO as member in the class of 2017. > Read more

Thomas Ward wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

Thomas Ward, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University of Basel and Director of the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Bioinorganic Chemistry Award winner for 2017. > Read more 

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

ICMSE Conference

From August 27 to 29, 2017, the NCCR MSE is presenting the first biennial International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering (ICMSE) in Basel. The ICMSE 2017 focuses on the emerging field of molecular systems engineering. Find the full program here. ICMSE 2017 features speakers and participants from leading international research institutions. > Read more

Ethics Panel

"Challenges of Synthetic Biology"

Sunday, 27 August 2017
16.10 – 17.40
Kollegienhaus, Universität Basel

Integrating Gender in Science

"Integrating Gender in Science"

Sunday, 13 September 2017
12.00 – 13.30
Géopolis, room 1620, University of Lausanne

Talking Science

Workshops and competitions in science communication


Science Slam Basel

Upcoming Events

August 23

August 26-29

August 27

November 2

  • SeminBar @Ackermannshof with Prof. Brad Hyman

November 17

Various dates/events 

Molekular-ia Vol. 4

Molekular-ia June 2017Read about our first International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering (ICMSE): NCCR director Thomas R. Ward talks about the research and the conference. Our newsletter also informs about upcoming events such as the public debate on Ethics, Basar Molekular, SeminBar and much more. Read it here.

Ralf's corner

Merry CRISPR-MAS, everyone! Don’t tell my wife – but I have just found the perfect gift for the most special time of the year. I am talking about a CRISPR kit, the hype-, hyper-, hypest alternative for boring evenings...  > 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