Another successful Future Day

Once again this year, the SNI was involved in the Future Day held on 9 November to give children and young people a playful introduction to research in the natural sciences. In collaboration with the Department of Physics, Dr. Michèle Wegmann prepared a varied program on the topic of energy. Dr. Thilo Glatzel kicked things […]

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PhD students visit Roche

The decisions faced by some of the PhD students at the SNI’s PhD school about what comes next are becoming increasingly pressing as their doctorates approach completion. In late November, 16 PhD students paid a visit to Roche Pharma AG in Basel to gain some insights into starting a career in the pharma industry. The […]

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SNI Annual Event

In September 2016, SNI members met for their third annual conference in Lenzerheide, where the 80 or so participants were treated to a diverse mixture of lectures and posters to encourage scientific exchange. Once again, the speakers succeeded in giving the audience an insight into their very different research topics, no matter whether these related […]

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Festival of Molecules

Amid glorious summer weather, the Festival of Molecules was held in the University of Basel’s Kollegienhaus at the end of August. According to a press release from the University of Basel, over the two days of the festival around 80 school classes and more than 4,000 visitors attended this interactive exhibition on the fascinating world […]

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A birthday party packed with science

On September 9, about 80 associates of the SNI’s director, Christian Schönenberger, met for a colloquium to celebrate his 60th birthday. They talked about the early days of the Schönenberger group more than 20 years ago and the trips the team made into the Swiss Alps. However, the main focus was on the research that […]

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First KidsCamp at the University of Basel

This summer, the University of Basel offered its first UniKidsCamp for the children of its employees and students. The eight- to twelve-year-olds spent the first week of their vacation gaining insights into natural sciences and technology. The SNI was also involved in the program, which left plenty of room for play and fun as well […]

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