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  • Epigenetics

    Tumor Therapy of the Future

    Four group heads from different departments across faculties have joined forces in a pioneering three-million franc project. This collaboration will enable research into new epigenetic approaches for treating cancer. More …

  • Developmental Psychology

    Systematic Babies

    A research group at the chair for developmental psychology in infancy and childhood has shown that babies as young as six months can recognize changes in patterns of activity. The findings also have consequences for our understanding of language development in young children. More …

  • Nobel Laureate Meeting

    UZH Doctoral Candidate at the Nobel Laureate Meeting

    The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings see Nobel laureates and outstanding junior researchers from all over the world descend on Lake Constance. Karin Prummel of the University of Zurich attended this year’s meeting as an Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (IBH) grant-holder. More …

  • Talk im Turm

    “We’ve come a long way already”

    After years of little progress, cancer research has now entered into a gold rush. The Talk im Turm event on cancer and precision medicine shone an optimistic light on a difficult topic. More …

  • Continuing Education Course

    When our Lifestyle Damages our Health

    Everyone knows that they ought to lead a healthy lifestyle. But not everyone finds it so easy to put into practice. That’s where experts offering effective and sustainable support can be of help. In order to train such experts, UZH is offering a new continuing education course, the first of its kind in Switzerland, in physical and mental lifestyle change and mind-body medicine. More …

  • Graduate Campus Annual Ceremony

    Playful Research

    The Annual Ceremony of the Graduate Campus was focused on the topic of creativity and science. The improv theater group “anundpfirsich” added a playful and participatory twist to the event, at which this year’s Mercator Awards were also handed out. More …

  • Economics

    In the Engine Room of the World

    Can poverty be tackled by systematically influencing the behavior of those affected? Or does that just perpetuate it? Christian Berndt and Guilherme Lichand discuss the effects of social intervention. More …

  • Medicine

    Targeted Treatment for Leukemia

    Nicole Bodmer can use the individual genetic fingerprint of blood cancer cells to determine a suitable therapy for children suffering from leukemia. Often this helps – but not always. More …

  • Honor

    Researcher with Multiple Talents

    UZH doctoral candidate José Parra Moyano has been bestowed with a very special honor: The 27-year-old Spaniard was included on Forbes magazine’s prestigious 30 under 30 list. Parra Moyano researches blockchain technology at UZH. More …

  • Medicine

    DNA Set to Replace the Stethoscope?

    Family doctors have always done personalized medicine. While genetic patient data might sometimes make their lives easier, it won’t change the profession in itself, claims Thomas Rosemann, director of the Institute of Primary Care. More …

  • Robotics

    Learning by Flying

    Will our cities soon be full of whirring aerial devices? Robotics expert Davide Scaramuzza is working on making drones so smart that they can navigate fully autonomously. More …

  • Medicine

    Helping Weary Hearts

    If the heart is no longer able to pump enough blood around the body, our bodies’ capabilities diminish and the risk of sudden cardiac death increases. But thanks to preventive measures and modern treatment options, the disease has become less of a threat. Cardiologist Frank Ruschitzka reported on developments in the field in a talk at the Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology. More …

  • Medicine

    The Secrets of Kidneys

    The National Center of Competence in Research Kidney.CH, with UZH as its leading house, is highly successful. Its kidney research is now entering its third funding period. More …

  • Psychiatry

    Nobody Likes Me

    Coming off anti-depressants can be difficult. Quentin Huys wants to find out what goes on inside the head during the process. That would make the decision about whether to stop taking medication or not easier. More …

  • Second LERU Gender Conference

    Gender Always Plays a Role

    Women are less likely than men to reach top positions in academia and are under-represented at higher levels – the result of unconscious prejudices? The LERU Gender Conference, which took place at UZH last week, was devoted to exploring the topic of implicit bias. More …

  • Plant Immune System

    Heyday for Plant Researcher

    Until recently Cyril Zipfel was head of the prestigious Sainsbury Laboratory in Norwich, Great Britain. Now he’s taken up a role as professor of plant physiology at UZH – armed with an ERC Consolidator Grant as well as a prestigious Japanese award. More …

  • Football World Cup

    Follow the Action and Feel the Passion

    The football World Cup kicks off in Russia today. We asked some UZH professors which teams they would be rooting for. More …

  • Vice President Medicine

    The Aim Is for Excellence

    Beatrice Beck Schimmer takes up the new role of Vice President Medicine from August. Her goal is to develop university medicine in the Zurich area. A portrait. More …

  • Life Sciences Spin-off

    Anaveon Backs Immunotherapy

    Onur Boyman, an immunologist working at the University Hospital Zurich and UZH, has joined forces with Andreas Katopodis to establish Anaveon, a company aiming to translate breakthroughs in research in the field of cytokines into new and innovative immunotherapies for cancer. The spin-off has been made possible thanks to support from the UZH Life Sciences Fund. More …

  • CHESS Talk

    Part-Time Leadership

    More should be done to promote part-time models for university professors, leaders and managers. CHESS, the Center for Higher Education and Science Studies at UZH, surveyed the current state of affairs. More …

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