In the Spotlight

Adult neurogenesis in mice and men

Two studies published in high impact journals have recently reported contradicting results about the ability of the adult human brain to continue to produce new neurons. This reignited the debate about adult neurogenesis. We asked […]


ZNZ Strategy Workshop in Au

Over 60 research group leaders participated in the one-day workshop on 19 April 2018 at Schloss Au. The meeting aimed at finding strategies to pool resources in new ways to strengthen neuroscience research and training […]


People behind the Science

What inspires scientists to start a career in academia and how do they manage their “Work / Life balance”? In this series of posts initiated by the ZNZ Gender Equality Committee, scientists talk about their […]


ZNZ Symposium 2018 – Save the date

Save the date for the 2018 ZNZ Symposium on Thursday, 13 September 2018. The program features many highlights such as the Volker-Henn Lecture by Prof. Wolfram Schultz, about rewards and decision making, the Koetser Lecture […]


ZNZ BrainWeekend

How and where do we generate thoughts? What does our brain do during sleep? Can we trick our brain? And what happens if it doesn’t seem to think normally? The ZNZ invites you to the […]

Research News

Therapeutic target unveiled with LSD

The serotonin 2A receptor in the brain plays an important role in how we experience ourselves and others, researchers at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich have found. They used the hallucinogen lysergic acid diethylamide […]


How FGCZ helps advance research

A 15-year collaboration with the Functional Genomics Center Zurich has helped the Neuroepigenetics lab of Prof. Isabelle Mansuy advance their research on memory and epigenetic inheritance. Prof. Mansuy explains how the FGCZ has contributed to […]


Confessions at PhD Retreat

The annual PhD Retreat in the Clinic Valens offers the students a chance to exchange research ideas and results as well as learn more about the clinic. The program opened with a Confession Session, moderated […]

Research News

Fast signaling stars of the brain

Astrocyte calcium signals are fast enough to play a role in neuronal information processing and changes in local blood flow, research from Jill Stobart and Prof. Bruno Weber suggests. In their Neuron paper, they show […]


Brain doping

What can we do to optimize the performance of our brain? The Swiss television program Einstein asked this question and tested different approaches to brain doping. The episode features interviews with Prof. Boris Quednow of […]