The University of Basel's Faculty of Science houses the following departments who have expertise in Biotechnology
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. The Biozentrum holds a leading position nationally and internationally and closely networks with partners from the academic world and industry.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is characterized by its broad and internationally successful research throughout the entire drug development process. Topics range from the discovery and optimization of active ingredients, their effects and possible side effects, to the production of suitable drug forms and their application to patients. The pharmaceutical sciences are deliberately translational in orientation, i.e. they form a bridge between the basic research-oriented disciplines of the Faculty of Philosophy and Natural Sciences and the clinical disciplines of the Medical Faculty.
The Department of Chemistry includes the whole breadth and thematic diversity of modern chemistry. In addition to the traditional three pillars of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, the department has interdisciplinary foci in synthesis & catalysis, chemical biology, nanomaterials, and theoretical chemistry.