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  • Biodiversity

    Biodiversity from Above

    Remote sensing expert Michael Schaepman wants to use a new aerial sensing method to investigate the complex interplay between ecosystems, species and genes. It could help measure global biodiversity. His research project is supported by the NOMIS Foundation. More …

  • swissuniversities

    Tackling Global Challenges Together

    Two UZH researchers have been awarded grants under swissuniversities’ Development and Coordination Network program (SUDAC). These promote collaboration between Swiss higher education institutions and their partners from the Global South who are committed to researching and overcoming global challenges. The International Relations Office at UZH shares this goal, which is why it is staging a workshop on the topic. More …

  • Precision Medicine

    Seeing Through Cancer

    Anita Rauch can make precise diagnoses of diseases through genetic analyses and find pointers for the right therapy, for example for breast cancer patients. More …

  • Competence Center UZH and ETH

    “Citizen science means excellent research”

    After an intensive set-up phase, the Citizen Science Center of UZH and ETH is now ready to hit the ground running. With the new Participatory Science Academy, it aims to bring citizen science to a new level. In this interview, co-director Mike Martin, professor of gerontopsychology at UZH, co-founder Effy Vayena, professor of bioethics at ETH, and managing director Rosy Mondardini explain the concept and future plans for the center. More …

  • Health

    “Arboviral diseases are spreading”

    Eva Veronesi researches arboviruses at the Institute of Parasitology. These viruses are mainly transmitted by mosquitoes and cause diseases such as dengue fever, yellow fever and Zika. Arboviral diseases are on the rise and should be given more attention, says Veronesi. More …

  • Cancer Research

    "Skin cancer is a ticking time bomb"

    Burkhard Becher uses cutting-edge procedures to determine highly complex blood profiles. They provide the immunologist with information about how successful various cancer therapies are likely to be. More …

  • International Cooperation

    Building Bridges with India

    Shraddha Karve is a postdoc at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies. She researches the stress resistance of bacteria and the evolution of proteins. She is currently organizing a conference to strengthen cooperation between researchers from India and UZH. We met with her to find out more. More … 3 Comments

  • Core Day

    In the Service of Research

    On Core Day, UZH’s technology platforms showcase their work on Irchel Campus. They make it possible to share the infrastructure needed for research and include small highly specialized facilities as well as large centers such as the Center for Microscopy and Image Analysis. More …

  • Space Research

    NASA Lands at UZH

    UZH had the honor of welcoming Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. He was able to gain an impression of current aviation and spaceflight projects that are being carried out at the UZH Space Hub, which already is collaborating with NASA and further partners. More …

  • Cyborgization

    "Siri never says no"

    Does the future belong to cyborgs and intelligent machines? Literature scholar Philipp Theisohn and ethicist Johann Roduit discuss the future of humans and society. More …

  • Ethics

    Rethinking Our Relationship with Nature

    Should we protect nature because it provides us with resources, or do so simply for its own sake? Philosopher and biologist Anna Deplazes Zemp wants to look at this question from a new point of view using an argumentation of environmental ethics. Her research project is made possible thanks to the generous funding of the NOMIS Foundation. More …

  • Medicine

    Lymphatic Vessels Spread Cancer Metastases

    Lymphatic vessels actively contribute to the spread of cancer metastases from various organs. This unexpected realization is the result of a joint study as part of the research initiative Skintegrity. More …

  • Learning Process

    How Birds Learn

    Songbirds can acquire new abilities both through observation and through trial and error. However, skills acquired with the latter method are more easily adapted to new situations, as scientists at ETH and the University of Zurich have been able to demonstrate. The researchers also see parallels to how children learn. More …

  • Medicine

    Joining Forces to Combat Cancer

    The University of Zurich and the UniversityHospital Zurich have been pooling their efforts in cancer research and medicine since the beginning of 2018 with the new Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich. By introducing a new funding program, the center is further stepping up its patient-centered cancer research efforts. More …

  • Slavonic Studies

    Seeing through the Masquerade

    Slavonic studies expert Sylvia Sasse grew up in the German Democratic Republic. The state wanted her to take up a commercial training program, but she headed to the West and went to university. Today she researches how performance artists stood up against the totalitarian regimes of Eastern Europe. More …

  • Innovators Camp

    Meet the Hipsters, Hackers and Hustlers

    The first UZH Innovators Camp was held recently at the University of Zurich. Aimed at students and young researchers, it gave participants the chance to work together on developing business ideas from their projects. More …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

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