The Biozentrum is the largest department at the University of Basel’s Faculty of Science. The primary focus of this interdisciplinary institute is basic molecular and biomedical research and teaching. Research at the Biozentrum is grouped into five major focal areas: Growth & Development, Infection Biology, Neurobiology, Structural Biology & Biophysics, as well as Computational & Systems Biology. These research areas, however, are not strictly separated from each other; new and relevant questions often arise at the overlap between the research fields, while the collaboration between teams and the expertise of each respective area leads to innovative solutions. This has contributed greatly to the scientific success of the Biozentrum. Both its funding and infrastructure make the Biozentrum internationally highly competitive and ensures research of the highest level.