FMI - Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI), based in Basel, Switzerland, is a world class biomedical research institute with a twofold mission – understanding the molecular mechanisms of health and disease, and training early career scientists. With an international staff of about 330, and 19 research groups, the FMI’s main areas of focus are Neurobiology, Genome Regulation and Multicellular Systems. Named after Friedrich Miescher, the Basel biochemist who discovered nucleic acids, the FMI is affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research.

FMI Headquarters

Maulbeerstrasse 66 - 4058 Basel

Dirk Schübeler

"EU-LIFE provides a great network of biomedical research institutes enabling the FMI to engage at the European level."
Dirk Schübeler, Director of FMI

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ongoing ERC grants