In the Spotlight

Strengthening Parkinson Research

In February 2015, Christian Baumann was appointed associate professor of neurology with the particular focus on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. He is affiliated with the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital Zurich. His […]


In memory of Prof. Konrad Akert

Founder of the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich and strong advocate for neurosciences, Prof. Konrad Akert has laid the groundwork for today’s neuroscience research in Zurich. At the age of almost 96 […]

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fMRI for clinical neuroimaging

In order to make fMRI fit for clinical application in psychiatric disorders, the groups of Klaas Stephan, Klaas Prüssmann and Dominik Bach are developing methods to increase image resolution. They will soon start the clinical […]


DNA solutions beyond oligos

State-of-the-art DNA technologies and services, that is what Microsynth stands for. Markus Schmid and Christof Wunderlin co-CEOs of Microsynth about the academic roots of the company and about their comprehensive service offerings. Markus Schmid: Microsynth […]

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Using smartphones changes our brains

A whole new group of test persons is available for investigating neuroplasticity. Chances are you are one of them. Arko Ghosh and colleagues have demonstrated that smartphone users show interesting changes of cortical sensory representations […]


BrainFair 2015

With our sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch we make sense of the world around us. This year’s BrainFair on 16 – 21 March is all about perception, and looks beyond the classical five senses […]