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The D-BSSE is one of the ETH Zurich's youngest departments and the only one located in Basel outside of the Zurich campus. The unique blend of researchers in this department makes it an exciting venue for academics interested in biological questions.


What kind of research do we do?

The D-BSSE includes researchers from disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science (Informatics), and Engineering. The collective aim of the department can be summarized as follows:

1. Discover new facts about the functionality of living systems

2. Take these new findings and try to model them

3. Use the resulting models to devise and engineer novel biosystems



How Molecules Can Do Statistics

Researchers of the ETH Zurich Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, located in Basel, have shown how noise filters can be realised using biochemical reactions. This could help improve the reliability of synthetic biological circuits and play an important role in the development of new medical therapies. Read more 


18 professors appointed at ETH Zurich

The ETH Board has appointed 18 professors at ETH Zurich in accordance with the application submitted by ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella. Read more 


Prof. Sai Reddy receives Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Sai Reddy from the ETH Zurich Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering receives the prestigious Grand Challenges Explorations grant for innovative research in global health and development.  Read more 


Prof. Daniel Müller new EMBO Member

Daniel Müller from the ETH Zurich Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering is newly elected EMBO member. The European Molecular Biology Organisation promotes excellence in life sciences. Read more 


Second ERC Advanced Grant for BEL

Andreas Hierlemann and BEL received second Advanced Grant  (3.5 Mio Euro) from the European Research Council (ERC). Read more 

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