In the Spotlight

Super-vision of the brain

Prof. Daniel Razansky measures tiny ultrasound vibrations evoked by light. His techniques revolutionize biomedical imaging by producing unprecedented views of everything from whole organisms to cells, noninvasively and with high spatial and temporal resolution. We […]


ERC Consolidator Grants awarded

Profs. Dominik Bach, Melanie Greter and Fatih Yanik each received an ERC Consolidator Grant 2018 for their research projects. The grants of around 2.4 million Swiss francs (2 million euros) each are awarded over a […]


Farewell lecture Markus Rudin

In his farewell lecture Prof. Markus Rudin gave an overview over his work on the frontiers in biomedical imaging. Markus Rudin was Full Professor of Molecular Imaging and Functional Pharmacology since 2005. He made important […]


ZNZ PhD Grants 2018

Through the Bertha-Meierhofer Fund and a generous donation of the ZNZ Patronage, four young research groups were awarded with PhD Grants covering doctoral student salaries for one year each. The following students are supported: Sabine […]


People behind the Science

In this series of posts by the ZNZ Gender Equality Committee, scientists talk about their motivation and inspiration in academic life. Prof. Landau looks back on how Zurich academia has changed over the last decades […]

Research News

Where is short-term memory stored?

New research shows that different areas in the cortex are involved in short-term memory. Importantly, the location depends on behavioral strategy. Even though the different brain areas keep distinct relevant information in memory, they can […]


PhD Retreat @ Roche HQ

Roche headquarters in Basel opened their doors to 30 PhD students from various institutes, who came together on 4-5 October 2018, to present to each other their projects in talks and posters. At the same […]


New ZNZ Steering Committee

At the General Assembly of the group leaders on 13 Sept. 2018, the new Steering Committee was confirmed. Five members were re-elected and four members are new. Jean-Marc Fritschy, the former director and, more recently […]