• Cordula_Haas

    Spectacular DNA Analysis

    Under Suspicion

    Geneticist Cordula Haas was able to uncover a family secret from the 19th century thanks to unique DNA analyses. She used traces of genetic material from stamps stuck on postcards more than 100 years ago to clear up a paternity mystery. More …

  • In the Spotlight

    A Lawyer of Many Talents

    Felix Uhlmann is an oft-cited expert in these Covid times. The Basel born and raised legal expert is also a well-connected culture vulture – and enjoys the occasional game of chess when he can find the time. More …

  • UZH Spin-Offs in 2021

    Levelling Up

    Every year, innovative UZH researchers launch their own businesses – in 2021, four new spin-offs were founded. Spin-offs play a key role when it comes to transferring scientific findings into industry practice More …

  • Successful innovation

    “We have created a stable active ingredient”

    Molecular Partners, a spin-off from the University of Zurich, has developed a drug against Covid-19 and is applying for approval, together with Novartis, in Switzerland and the US. Phase 2 clinical trials have already demonstrated efficacy in Covid patients. Andreas Plückthun of the UZH Department of Biochemistry was involved from the start. More …

  • Top of the Press Pops

    Screams of Joy and Modern People

    Health, psychology and technology were the most popular topics covered by media releases on the University of Zurich’s research projects in 2021. Worldwide, news that the modern human brain evolved in Africa and that we perceive shrieks of joy more intensely than roars of rage were the two most reported stories out of UZH. More …

  • UZH Mentoring Award

    Successful as a Team

    Three professors were recently awarded UZH’s first-ever Mentoring Award. But what are the hallmarks of good supervision and mentoring? We met with award-winner Katharina Maag Merki to find out. More …

  • Christmas

    Christmas Favorites

    Christmas traditions are as diverse as the people who celebrate them. The UZH News team presents some of the favorite Christmas things of UZH researchers and wishes all readers happy holidays! More …

  • Astronomy

    How Did the Peculiar Moons of Uranus Form?

    The peculiar characteristics of Uranus’ moons have been a topic of debate in astronomy for decades. Using of state-of-the-art supercomputing and interdisciplinary expertise, researchers of the University of Zurich, who are part of the National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS, have proposed a detailed answer in a new study. More …

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