• Wednesday 15 Feb. 2017

    For members only: Lunch Meeting with Xingwei Guo form the Wenger-Group, 12.15 @ Misrock, D-BSSE. He will be introduced by Pelin Guven.

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  • 25 Jan. @ Ackermannshof

    Follow this public seminar at the bar on Facebook. SEMINBAR features international lecturers on molecular systems engineering: Prof. Dirk Trauner (New York University) will talk about 'Synthetic Photobiology'. > more
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  • Basar Molekular: 23 Feb.@SUD

    7.20 pm @ Sud: With Cornelia G. Palivan (project leader NCCR Molecular Systems), Christian Weidmann (Intendant argovia philharmonic), and Dr. Gregor Gysi (Präsident der Partei der Europäischen Linken, MdB). Music: Marey. With Apéro! Join us live at Sud in Basel or hear the broadcast on your radio-station. > more

  • 29 March @ Ackermannshof

    Prof. Thomas Heinemann

    Follow this public seminar at the bar on Facebook. SEMINBAR features international lecturers on molecular systems engineering: Prof. Thomas Heinemann (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar/Germany) will talk about "Life as a construct - the ethics of synthetic biology". > more

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  • 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.

  • ICMSE Conference 27-29.8.17

    Read more about the program here!

  • 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.

ICMSE Conference

Save the date now27 - 29 Aug. 2017. ICMSE is a biennial conference focussing on new developments in molecular systems engineering. The International Conference on Molecular Systems Engineering will feature speakers and participants from leading international research institutions.

A pre-conference for students and postdocs will take place on 26/27 August.

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

Public Events

SeminBar @ Ackermannshof:

Basar Molekular @ Sud:

  • 23. Feb: Cornelia G. Palivan, Gregor Gysi & C. Weidmann
  • Next: 19 Oct.
  • Podcast: 27 Oct. 2016

For Members only

Monthly Lunch Meetings

Fellow Retreat: 3-5 May, Grindelwald.

Ethics on Site: 8.2.2017

Soft Skills: Read what Uni Basel and ETHZ offer in fall 2016.

NCCR-members: Please check the "Fellows Web" for more info.

Art of Molecule

Posters designed by young scientist from this NCCR and artists from the ZHdK > here

Other events

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. Like their natural model, the artificial cells act as both sugar sensors and insulin producers. > 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


The October 2016 issue of Molekular-ia is out. Read the interview with PI Rod Lim and much more about this NCCR here in our newsletter.