In the Spotlight

Sleep against neurodegeneration?

Poor sleep is correlated with higher risk of neurodegenerative disease, but can better sleep prevent or reverse disease? This is what Dr. Daniela Noain of the Neurology Department, University Hospital Zurich, wants to find out […]

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Dopamine’s hidden role

Dopamine’s role as a neurotransmitter is well-known. But another role seems to be neuromodulation leading to the reconfiguration of functional brain circuits. Results that support this hypothesis are described in a new paper by Prof. […]


ZNZ PIs make a Pledge

As high-lighted in several recent high-profile publications, predominately unconscious gender bias in science remains a real problem that acts as a barrier to equal opportunity and hinders research. To actively combat these biases, the Principal […]


ZNZ Steering Committee in Tweets

Who are the people behind the ZNZ and what motivates them? Prof. Nicole Wenderoth of the neural control of movement lab, ETH Zurich, set aside her reluctance to use social media and answered some questions […]


BrainFair 2017

Fascination for the brain was the theme of this year’s BrainFair. The varied program, with lectures, discussion platforms and an open day at multiple locations, attracted 3400 visitors. With the BrainFair 2017, the organizers wanted […]

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Translational models of psychiatric disease

The group of Prof. Christopher Pryce, Center for Psychiatric Research, University of Zurich, and CNS Diseases Research, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), Biberach, have established a new collaboration for the study of mouse models of major psychiatric […]


Networking in Neuroimmunology

Three ZNZ researchers have launched a new seminar series to share recent developments in neuroimmunology and to encourage networking among junior researchers working in the field. Scientists can vote for the speaker to be invited. […]

Calls for Proposals

Assistant Professor in Alzheimer research

The Synapsis Foundation – Alzheimer Research Switzerland ARS has opened a call for entries for an Assistant Professorship in basic or clinical Alzheimer research. Applications for this 4 year grant must be submitted not later […]


New SNSF Professors @ ZNZ

Three ZNZ members have been awarded a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) professorship. The ZNZ congratulates Bigna Lenggenhager, Susanne Wegener and Ruxandra Bachmann-Gagescu. Every year, the SNSF issues a call for proposals for SNSF assistant […]


PhD student program with Iran

Iranian PhD students receive support from the Cognitive Science and Technologies Council of Iran (CSTC) to do a sabbatical in Zurich. The goal of the program is to promote research in cognitive sciences in Iran. […]