Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

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

Life Sciences - Apr 5
Life Sciences
Genes that time the transition to adulthood are well-studied in the roundworm C. elegans, and at least partially conserved in mammals, where they regulate the onset of puberty. Juvenile worms turn into adults when a protein called LIN-29 accumulates in sufficient amounts.
Life Sciences - Health - Mar 24
Life Sciences - Health

This year, the biennial Swiss Brain League Research Prize endowed with 20,000 CHF is awarded to the research group of Andreas Lüthi and Jan Gründemann from the FMI.

Life Sciences - Mar 3
Life Sciences

Scientists from the Friedrich group have developed a new virtual reality system that allows them to manipulate the sensory environment of adult zebrafish at will, while simultaneously analyzing neural activity.

Life Sciences - Health - Feb 11
Life Sciences - Health

RNA decay plays a fundamental role in gene expression by controlling the quality and quantity of messenger RNAs.

Life Sciences - Computer Science - Jan 9
Life Sciences - Computer Science

Michael Stadler has been leading the FMI Computational Biology technology platform since 2008. In an interview, he explains how the platform is set up and how it supports the FMI research groups, he shares what he likes most about his job, and he talks about the future of computational biology.

Life Sciences - Dec 4, 2019
Life Sciences

Animal development is a unidirectional process that steers undifferentiated cells of the early embryo into specialized cell types such as brain, muscle or skin cells.

Computer Science - Oct 27, 2019

Today we are "relaunching" our website. The FMI homepage now has a fresh new look with a clear structure, updated content and new features. Please take some time to browse our website, and learn more about the FMI on the way.

Life Sciences - Health - Mar 16
Life Sciences - Health

Mutations in the nuclear structural protein lamin A produce rare, tissue-specific diseases called laminopathies.

Administration - Life Sciences - Feb 25

The selection of research projects to be funded by the European Research Council (ERC) is highly competitive; therefore, the funding of a project by the ERC is a key indicator for research excellence.

Life Sciences - Mathematics - Jan 21
Life Sciences - Mathematics

Reconstructing structure and function of a neuronal circuit The function of neuronal circuits is thought to be determined largely by specific connections between neurons.

Life Sciences - Pharmacology - Dec 16, 2019
Life Sciences - Pharmacology

Thanks to their expertise in single-molecule imaging of RNAs, researchers from the group of Jeff Chao at the FMI helped to reveal the biological mechanism of a small molecule that restricts Ewing's sarcoma cell growth.

Life Sciences - Nov 18, 2019
Life Sciences

Congratulations to our FMI group leader Prisca Liberali who is among the 27 life scientists selected this year.

Life Sciences - Oct 22, 2019
Life Sciences

How does the brain control the mechanisms of memory so that it only remembers major events in a constantly changing environment?

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