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Possible biomarker of MS-like autoimmune disease discovered

It has been known for several years that the diagnosis “multiple sclerosis” conceals a whole range of different illnesses, each requiring customized treatment. Researchers at the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel have now described a possible new MS-like disease and explained how to diagnose it. More

Botond Roska wins International Prize for Translational Neuroscience

Botond Roska, professor at the University of Basel and director at the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), has been awarded the International Prize for Translational Neuroscience by the Gertrud Reemtsma Foundation. He received the prize with Professor José-Alain Sahel, a Chairman of the IOB Scientific Advisory Board. More

Brain researcher with a jazz flute

Philipp Sterzer investigates how our brain works – both in terms of everyday perception and in cases of severe psychosis. But music is his true love. More

New embryonic brain circuit discovered

Researchers have identified a new brain circuit in mouse embryos that develops at an unexpectedly early stage. Their findings may provide new insights into circuit abnormalities in autism. More

Multiple sclerosis therapy improves gut flora
A medication used to treat MS also has a beneficial effect on the composition of the intestinal flora, according to researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel. Conversely, the gut flora also plays a role in which side effects occur during treatment with the medication. More

Researchers discover a new function of the cerebellum
The cerebellum is known primarily for regulation of movement. Researchers at the University of Basel have now discovered that the cerebellum also plays an important role in remembering emotional experiences. More

Filippo Rijli elected to Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Filippo M. Rijli, group leader at the FMI and Professor in Neurobiology at the University of Basel, has been elected Member of the Italian Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, one the world’s oldest and most prestigious scientific academies. More

SNSF Advanced Grant for Andreas Lüthi and Peter Scheiffele
The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded Prof. Andreas Lüthi from the FMI and Prof. Peter Scheiffele from the Biozentrum, University of Basel, a highly endowed SNSF Advanced Grant. With the SNSF Advanced Grants, the SNSF supports leading scientists in Switzerland who take unconventional and often risky paths in their research to gain new insights. More


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Upcoming Basel Seminars in Neuroscience

05.10.2023, Nathalie Rochefort (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Title: " TBA ", Host: Georg Keller, FMI

19.10.23, Vanessa Ruta (Rockefeller University, New York, US)
Title: “TBA”, Host: Johannes Felsenberg, FMI

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Basel Seminar Series on Circadian Rhythms and Sleep

04.10.2023, Angelina Maric, University Hospital Zurich
Applying auditory stimulation to enhance recovery during sleep in health and disease

18.10.2023, Caroline Horton, University Lincoln
Key questions in the science of dreaming