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    Evolutionary Biology

    AI Increases Precision in Plant Observation

    Researchers at UZH have used big data, machine learning and field observations in the university’s experimental garden to show how plants respond to changes in the environment.
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    Koetser Award 2023

    Encoding Memories in the Brain – Sheena Josselyn Wins Koetser Award 2023

    For her outstanding discoveries of mechanisms underlying learning and memory, Sheena Josselyn was awarded the 2023 Koetser award.
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    Inaugural symposium

    Focus on One Health

    The establishment of the One Health Institute at UZH is well under way. An inaugural symposium will be held on 21 September, focusing on the two key research areas, epidemiology and evolution.
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    Symposium in Honor of K. Alex Müller

    “We unleashed an avalanche”

    On 21 September, UZH is hosting a symposium in honor of the late physicist and Nobel laureate K. Alex Müller. Ahead of the event, we shine a spotlight on the discovery that earned Müller the Nobel Prize and speak with two of his close colleagues.
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    Catching Squid Together

    The very first humans knew that cooperation and division of labor could bring advantages – and even help them survive. Today, anthropologist Andrea Migliano conducts research into the social networks of modern hunter-gatherer cultures.
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    Challenge Accepted: High-speed AI Drone Overtakes World-Champion Drone Racers

    EIn a milestone for artificial intelligence (AI), the AI system “Swift”, designed by UZH researchers, has beaten the world champions in drone racing – a result that seemed unattainable just a few years ago. The AI-piloted drone was trained in a simulated environment.
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    SNSF Advanced Grant

    Two Million for Memory Research

    Neuroscientist Fritjof Helmchen has been awarded a coveted SNSF Advanced Grant worth CHF 2 million to fund his project researching a new theory of memory formation.
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    Accessible Zurich

    People with limited mobility have to deal with numerous obstacles in Zurich. ZüriACT, a joint project of UZH and the city of Zurich, aims to tackle this issue and make the city more accessible. Learn about the project at this year’s Scientifica festival.
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    New Superconductors Can Be Built Atom by Atom

    The naturally occurring topology of atoms can make it difficult to create new physical effects. One atom at a time, researchers have now successfully designed new states of matter.
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    Space telescope

    Euclid Sheds Light on the Darkness

    On 1 July, the Euclid space telescope will start its journey into outer space on an important mission – to seek further clues about the origin of the universe. UZH researchers are involved in the scientific preparation and evaluation of the mission as part of a project led by the European Space Agency (ESA).
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    Soil Science

    Climate Change Releases Carbon Stocks Deep Underground

    Global warming is accelerating the decomposition of soil humus. It is also affecting the waxy and woody compounds – previously thought to be stable – which help plants store carbon in their leaves and roots.
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    Molecular Biology

    How DNA is made available for replication

    Before DNA in cells can be replicated or repaired, a very specific process must take place. By combining experiment and simulation, researchers led by the University of Zurich were able to decipher this process in detail. Their work also represents a larger change in classical structural biology and our understanding of unstructured proteins.
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    Special exhibition Bits, Bytes & Biodiversity

    Using AI Against Biodiversity Loss

    The UZH special exhibition Bits, Bytes & Biodiversity in the Swiss National Park highlights promising digital methods in ecology – but also points out that conservation projects only work if they are supported by everyone.
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    Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies

    Climate Change: Rising Rainfall, not Temperatures, Threaten Giraffe Survival

    Giraffes in the East African savannahs are adapting surprisingly well to the rising temperatures caused by climate change. However, they are threatened by increasingly heavy rainfall.
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    Human, Animal and Environmental Health

    UZH the First European University to Establish One Health Institute

    Researchers from veterinary medicine, human medicine and the natural sciences have joined forces to establish Europe’s first university-based One Health Institute at UZH. Together, they want to explore the links between human, animal and environmental health.
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    Tracing Chile’s Indigenous Roots Through Genetics and Linguistics

    Researchers have reconstructed the legacy of the Mapuche, Chile’s largest indigenous community, in a quest to strengthen their representation in the history of the continent.
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    New Class of Antibiotics to Fight Resistant Bacteria

    Researchers have modified the chemical structure of naturally occurring peptides to develop antimicrobial molecules that bind to novel targets in the bacteria’s metabolism.
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    Electron Dynamics in Real Time

    Making the dynamics of an excited molecule visible is only possible using computationally intensive simulations. Recently, a research team led by Sandra Luber from the University of Zurich has developed a method that speeds up these complex simulations.
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    Evolution of Language

    Chimpanzees Combine Calls to Communicate New Meaning

    Similar to humans, chimpanzees combine vocalizations into larger communicatively meaningful structures. UZH researchers suggest that this ability might be evolutionarily more ancient than previously thought.
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    Main Suppliers of Epo in the Human Body Identified

    We know Erythropoietin, or Epo for short, from doping cases. But the body also produces this vital hormone. Now, scientists have been able to identify the main producer of Epo, laying the foundation for the development of new therapies.
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