Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research  
Discipline: Health

Understanding the mechanisms of disease

The Friedrich Miescher Institute is devoted to fundamental biomedical research aimed at understanding the basic molecular mechanisms of health and disease. We communicate and patent our findings to enable their translation into medical application. The FMI focuses on the fields of
  • Epigenetics
  • Growth control
  • Neurobiology
In these fields, the FMI has gained international recognition as a center of excellence in innovative biomedical research.

Training young scientists

Health - Life Sciences - Oct 11
Health - Life Sciences
The European Research Council has awarded one of the prestigious ERC Synergy Grants - the most competitive funding scheme from ERC - to a joint research project of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bristol.
Life Sciences - Oct 8
Life Sciences

Animals are able to attach simple ratings to complex objects in their environment to guide behavior.

Life Sciences - Sep 10
Life Sciences

The organization of chromatin in the three-dimensional space is complex and requires the help of many proteins, including CTFC.

Life Sciences - Health - Aug 17
Life Sciences - Health

Deubiquitinases (DUBs) play a general role removing protein-degrading ubiquitins throughout the cell and are not typically known for specificity.

Life Sciences - Health - Jul 21
Life Sciences - Health

DNA has become the icon of modern bioscience but few people realize that it was Friedrich Miescher, who - almost a century before Watson and Crick - laid the chemical groundwork for the molecular breakthroughs that followed.

Life Sciences - Physics - May 30
Life Sciences - Physics

UV light damages the DNA of skin cells, which can lead to skin cancer. But this process is counteracted by the DNA repair machinery, acting as a molecular sunscreen.

Health - Life Sciences - Apr 25
Health - Life Sciences

Intestinal organoids are three-dimensional structures derived from a single intestinal stem cell. They are great tools for applications ranging from fundamental biology to personalized and regenerative medicine.

Life Sciences - Event - Sep 26
Life Sciences - Event

A highlight at the FMI Annual Meeting 2019, which has taken place last week in the Swiss Alps (Grindewald), was the Award Ceremony: the winners of the Ed Fischer Prize for best thesis, the Max Burger

Life Sciences - Health - Aug 29
Life Sciences - Health

Although predisposing processes occur earlier, schizophrenia breaks out at young adulthood, suggesting it might involve a pathological transition during late brain development in predisposed individuals.

Life Sciences - Health - Aug 5
Life Sciences - Health

The protein TRIM71 is an important regulator of animal development and plays a role in various diseases.

Life Sciences - Physics - Jun 10
Life Sciences - Physics

Characterizing chromosome structure is fundamental to a better understanding of gene expression. Current experimental methods helped to build mechanistic models of chromosome folding, however they could not be formally validated so far by independent techniques.

Life Sciences - May 22
Life Sciences

From yeast to man, the genome is partitioned into subnuclear compartments, with active euchromatin spatially separated from silent heterochromatin, which is often found at the nuclear periphery.

Life Sciences - Health - Apr 23
Life Sciences - Health

Our actions are driven by “internal states” such as anxiety, stress or thirst - which will strongly affect and motivate our behaviors.




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