Research at the Pathology of the University Hospital Basel focuses on two focal areas, Cancer Research and Neurodegeneration and combines experimental basic science as well as clinically oriented translational research. Research is conducted by residents and pathologists, as well as by the research unit formed by 11 postdoctoral fellows, 10 PhD or MD-PhD students and several master students of the Faculty of Science or Medicine. The students are supervised and instructed by professionally trained laboratory staff as well as experienced molecular biologists.

Two modern research laboratories are available, both of them equipped with state-of-the-art instruments. Researchers have granted access to most modern technologies as well as to laboratories specialized in immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, genomics, FACS, cell biology and animal models. In addition to their own projects, our researchers support with their know-how in collaborative manner the realization of clinical studies as well as research projects of other institutions.

In this context, the biobank of the pathology of the USB plays a fundamental role: with almost 30’000 fresh frozen tissue biopsies, mostly originating from neoplastic diseases, it provides the basis for the exploration of unique research questions. In total, 4 full professorships of the University of Basel are active at the pathology: Stem cell pathology (Prof. Dr. Lukas Bubendorf), Neuropathology (Prof. Dr. Stephan Frank), Experimental Pathology (Prof. Dr. Luigi Terracciano) and Pathology (Prof. Dr. Markus Tolnay).glischsprachigen Website.