In the Spotlight

Novel biomarker for AD

With the rapidly progressing development of therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) treatment, comes the need for sensitive diagnostics. Within the Oxford-McGill-ZNZ Partnership, the groups of Dr. med. Luka Kulic, of the University of Zurich and […]


Robert-Bing-Prize for Jessberger

The Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences has awarded Sebastian Jessberger of the Brain Research Institute the Robert-Bing-Prize for his outstanding achievements in neuroscience research. Jessberger shares the prize of CHF 60,000 with Caroline Pot of […]

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New projects with UCL Neuroscience

Within the partnership of ZNZ with UCL Neuroscience regular calls for joint seed projects are launched. Seed projects and workshops should pave the way for larger collaborations between the two partners. In the third round, […]


A plea for paid paternity leave

How can scientists balance between their careers and their families? Should men be able to take care of their small children in paid time off? In her essay, Dayra A. Lorenzo Mercado provides strong arguments […]

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Reduced social pain with psilocybin

Psilocybin is a hallucinogen that induces an altered state of consciousness. This substance was used by Dr. Katrin Preller and colleagues to study the effects of social exclusion. In their paper, published in the May […]


ZNZ Steering Committee in Tweets

Who are the people behind the ZNZ? We have asked Prof. Dr. Magdalini Polymenidou of Institute of Molecular Life Sciences and member of the ZNZ Steering Committee, to answer a few personal questions in tweets. […]


Rajendran receives SCOR Prize

Professor Lawrence Rajendran receives the SCOR Young Researcher European Grand Prize for his innovative research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Rajendran of the Systems and Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration, Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM), University of […]

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Specific inhibition of Aβ formation

BACE1, the enzyme involved in amyloid formation, is an important therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s Disease. Blocking BACE1 has, however, led to severe side effects. Professor Lawrence Rajendran and colleagues have now shown a method to […]


UZH honorary doctorate for Friston

Prof. Karl Friston, University College London, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the medical faculty of the University of Zurich in recognition for his pioneering work in developing mathematical methods for human brain imaging and […]