March 22-25, 2017 IADR International Association for Dental Research, San Francisco, USA
March 25-29, 2017 SPIE Smart Structures NDE and Bioinspiration-Biomimetics-Bioreplication VII, Portland, USA
May 7-10, 2017 CLINAM 9, Basel, Switzerland
May 17-18, 2017 SSB-RM2015 - 23nd Annual Meeting, EMPA St. Gallen, Switzerland
June 6-7, 2017 7th EuroEAP Platform, Cartagena, Spain
July 13-15, 2017 Nano Korea 2017, Kintex, Lisan, Korea
August 6-10, 2017 SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, USA
September 4-8, 2017 28th Annual Conference of the European Society of Biomaterials (ESB), Athen, Greece

Latest News

Prof. Bert Müller for was greatfully acknowleged as expert reviever in the scientific journal polymers in 2016.

Recent cutting edge publications gain increasing scientific interest by the nanotechnology community, e.g. the our indrustrial AFM tip supplier expert reviever in the scientific journal nanotools .

Registration deadline for Imaging workshop 2nd Circular in Hamburg ends 22th of May.

Anna Khimchenko won the H. Don Wolpert Award within the Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication section at the SPIE 2016 - Smart Structures NDE in March 2016. This award is sponosred by the Optical Society of Southern California

Florian M. Weiss defended his PhD thesis in nanosciences with magma cum laude in March 2016. His research about thin silicone films for artificial muscles was reported in Uni News.

Bert Müller has been elected to become an Active member of Class VI - Technical Sciences of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in December 2015.

Maggie Holmes has been awarded with the Thudichum Award during the 4th Phospholipid Symposium 2015 in September 2015.

Bert Müller was elected as the vice-president and Simone Hieber was voted into the editorial board of the SSB-RM society at the 21th Swiss Conference of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine in June 2015.

Tino Töpper won the 3. poster prize at the Annual Meeting (CHF 500) in May 2015.

Simone Hieber received a travel grant to the Orpheus Conference, Belgrad, Serbia (Euro 500) in April 2015.

newswise and sciencedaily report about the results of exploring X-ray phase tomography in October 2014.

Dr. med. dent. Sebastian Gaiser received an award for his dissertation (CHF 1'000) on September 26, 2014.


Swiss TV showed a documentation about the nanocontainer development against atherosclerosis on January 4, 2014 (SRF 1: Gesundheit heute).

Bert Müller was elected to the grade of Fellow of SPIE in December 2013.

Therese Bormann defended her PhD thesis in nano sciences successfully with magna cum laude on November 20, 2013.

Uni News (University of Basel) reports about the start of the NanoTera project "SmartSphincter" in April 2013.

Margaret Holme defended her PhD thesis in nano sciences successfully with summa cum laude on March 7, 2013.

The PhD student Margaret Holme received the NRP 62 PhD Award for her project "Liposome/Gold nanoparticle phospholipase assay for specific detection of PLD and PLC in the presence of PLA1 and PLA2" in December 2012. The SNF supports her first year as a PostDoc at Imperial College by CHF 71'000 (SNF news article).

Hans Deyhle defended his PhD thesis in physics successfully with summa cum laude on November 28, 2012.

Prof. Kurt Jäger was selected to be part of the Leading Medicine Guide Switzerland in November 2012 (News article in Oltner Tagblatt of November 24, 2012).

The PhD student Margaret Holme received the Young Researcher Award at the 9th International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (NN12) in Thessaloniki, Greece, on July 3-6, 2012, in recognition of the best oral presentation.

Georg Schulz defended his PhD thesis in physics successfully with summa cum laude on June 29, 2012.

Jasmin Althaus defended her PhD thesis in biomedical engineering successfully with magna cum laude on June 19, 2012.

The "Uni News" of the University of Basel reported about a recent research success in nanomedicine on June 10, 2012. It refers to the publication "Shear-stress sensitive lenticular vesicles for targeted drug delivery" in Nature Nanotechnology.

BMC PhD students obtained the first two poster prizes at the European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine (CLINAM), May 7-9, 2012:
1. Poster Prize: Hans Deyhle, The nanostructure of healthy and caries-affected human teeth.
2. Poster Prize: Margaret Holme, Revealing the morphology of coronary arteries to design nanocontainers for targeted drug delivery.

The magazine BLICKLICHT of DESY (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron), Hamburg, Germany, included a report featuring BMC results of imaging the inner ear (Article in German).

The magazine Chemie Plus (Chemische Rundschau) published a report about the research activities of the BMC (Article in German).

The Swiss scientific TV series SF Einstein presented recent research results of the BMC concerning the nanostructure of carious human teeth on February 2, 2012 (Video of SF Einstein).

Prabitha Urwyler defended her PhD thesis in biomedical engineering successfully with magna cum laude on January 30, 2012.

Sabrina Lang defended her PhD thesis in physics successfully with magna cum laude on December 20, 2011.

A report about the recent research success in nanodentistry appeared in the "Uni News" of the University of Basel on November 8, 2011. It refered to the publication "Nanostructure of healthy and caries-affected human teeth" in Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine.

The Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences supports our project "Cantilever bending for quantifying cyto-compatibility" in cooperation with PSI and Mathys AG as a Transferkolleg on "Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Health" with a grant of CHF16'000 in 2011.

Simone Hieber received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Bernd-Spiessl-Symposium, Basel, Switzerland, June 16-18, 2011, for her talk "Imaging the Mandible after Distraction Osteogenesis".

Bert Müller became a board member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials in May 2011. .

PhD student Sabrina Lang received the Best Poster Award at the SkyScan User Meeting 2011 in Leuven, Belgium, April 12th - 15th, for her contribution about Imaging of the Tumor Vascularization using μCT .

Our staff member Dr. med. dent. Bernd Ilgenstein provided an important contribution in continuing education for dentists as reported by the local newspaper in January 2011 (see also news article).

The CRUS recognized the PhD project of Jasmin Althaus with a grant of CHF 10'000 (maximum amount of "Cotutelle de thèse 2010"). It will strengthen the collaboration with the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Rostock, Germany, where she investigates the behavior of human mesenchymal stem cells derived from liposuction on nanostructured polymer substrates (see also research topic) .

The CTI project concerning artifical sphincter with Nanopowers SA was nominated for the CTI Medtech Award 2010. (Movie 40MB)

A report about the recent research success in brain imaging appears in the "Bild der Forschung" of the Swiss National Science Foundation on August 9, 2010. (reported also in the Uni news and TeleBasel 7vor7)

Prof. Bert Müller joined the the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nanophotonics (SPIE) as an Associate Editor on July 1, 2009.

Uni News (University of Basel) reports about the recent paper on "High-resolution X-ray tomography of the human inner ear: synchrotron radiation-based study of nerve fiber bundles, membranes, and ganglion cells" featuring the cover page of the Journal of Microscopy in April 2009.

Antrittsvorlesung Prof. Bert Müller (September 2008):
Wenn Materialwissenschafter die Muskeln spielen lassen: Stark wie Obelix oder nie wieder eine schwache Blase! (Pictures)

Bert Müller became a board member of the International Bone Research Association (IBRA) and its chairman for research in July 2008.

BMC together with LOB hosted SSB meeting on May 8, 2008.

Bert Müller received a new appointment in the School of Denistry, University Hospital Basel in February 2008.

Fabienne Fierz of the BMC won the Bernd-Spiessl Award at the Bernd-Spiessl Symposium, Basel, June 2007