• SeminBar: 2 Nov. @ SUD

    This public seminar at the bar features international lecturers on molecular systems engineering: Prof. Bradley Hyman (Harvard Medical School) will talk about Alzheimer's disease. > more

  • MONDAY 16 October

    For members only - now on Mondays: Lunch Meeting witDuy Tien Ta from the Nash-Group. He will be introduced by Yves Mermoud from the Calame-Group.

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  • Careers in Science

    The Symposium on “Careers in Science: Academia and beyond” will be held in November 29-30, 2017, Campus Biotech, Geneva. This event is open to all Master & PhD students, as well as postdocs in all science disciplines. > Read more

  • ICMSE 2017

    Severin Schwan, CEO Roche Group, welcomed the ICMSE 2017 at the Roche Tower. More pictures from the conference here.

  • MOLEKULAR-ia June 2017

    Molekular-ia Vol. 4Read 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

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

Champions League

Matthias Egger, Forschungsratspräsident des SNF, spricht in der Sonntagszeitung über Talentförderung. Hier der Artikel in Deutsch.

EMBO and the National Academy of Engineering welcome new members

Prof. Martin Fussenegger was elected by EMBO as member (more) and by the National Academy of Engineering as foreign member (more) 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 

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

Careers in Science: Academia and beyond

November 29-30, 2017

Campus Biotech, Geneva.

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

Air Miles Reduction

The University of Basel participates in the virtual conference on Air Miles Reduction. Online, 30 Oct. - 6 Nov. 2017. More here.

Art of Molecule

Biohack Retreat: Citizen Science organized by ZHdK members. 20 - 24 Sept. 2017, Klöntal.

Kanal K presents on air: "Art of Molecule: Ethik als Brückenbauer zwischen Naturwissenschaften und Gesellschaft". Friday, 27 October 2017, 8 pm. FM 94.9 - 103.4 - 92.2 MHZ, or Cabel, or Livestream.

    Upcoming Events MSE

    Monday, October 16

    November 2

    • SeminBar @Ackermannshof with Prof. Brad Hyman

    November 17

    Various dates/events 

    ICMSE Conference

    Thank you for your attendance. See you again at the 2nd International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering in 2019! More here.

    Innovation and Business

    How to find partners for innovation and business? BaselArea.swiss and Euresearch, Regional Office Basel, created tan event for SMEs, start-ups and people with an entrepreneurial spirit. 26 September 2017, 4 - 7 pm, Technologie Park Basel. The event is free of charge but registration is compulsory via this website. Seats are limited.

    On 3 October, 7 pm, Dr. Patrick Amstutz, CEO and co-founder of Molecular Partners, is talking at Halle 7. More 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