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



Closing the Cellular Circuit: Kobi Benenson's talk at MIT

Kobi Benenson's talk at MIT

The MIT Alumni Association, in partnership with swissnex Boston and the ETHZ Alumni Association, brought together two of the world’s leading researchers in synthetic biology for a lively conversation and networking reception on Thursday evening, June 25, at the Koch Institute for Cancer Research at MIT, in Cambridge, MA. Read more 


Best Poster Award at "Transducers" to Patrick Misun

Patrick Misun - Best Poster at Transducers

Patrick Misun received the "Best Poster Award" at the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, Transducers, 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska. Read more 


Ali Sonay attended the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2015

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Logo

Ali Sonay (Pantazis Group) attended the Nobel Laureate Meeting 2015 in Lindau (Germany). Read more 


D-BSSE masterstudent Oskari Vinko wins FameLab International 2015!

Oskari Vinko wins FameLab 2015

Our masterstudent Oskari Vinko wins the 2015 edition of FameLab International in Cheltenham (UK). Read more 


D-BSSE Masterstudent Oskari Vinko reaches FameLab International Final

FameLab Logo

The D-BSSE masterstudent Oskari Vinko (Khammash Group) is competing in the Grand Final of FameLab International on June 4th, 2015. Read more 

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