• 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.

  • Fellow Retreat 2017

    NCCR MSE fellows at the retreat 2017 in Grindelwald.

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

  • MSE Poster-Cup 2017

    Fellow Retreat 2017
    The fellows attending the retreat voted for the best scientific poster on the research done for the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering. Yasunori Okamoto (Ward-Group) followed 2016-winner Gotthold Fläschner (Müller-Group). > more

  • 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

  • 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.

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

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

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

July 19

August 27-29

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