Valerio Zerbi Receives Eccelenza

SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships are aimed at highly qualified young researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Valerio Zerbi from the Department of Health, Science and Technology at ETH Zürich was awarded with one. He […]


Recent Publications by ZNZ Members

Read here about recent papers published by members of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. Polycystic ovary syndrome and postpartum depression: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studiesJ Affect Disord. 2022 Feb 15;299:463-469.  doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.12.044. Epub […]


Welcome to the ZNZ Community

We are proud to welcome our new members. Read on to learn about the research expertise they contribute to our community. PD Dr. Lukas ImbachSwiss Epilepsy Clinic, Klinik Lengg AG My research concentrates on the […]


ERC Starting Grant for Katharina Gapp

In her ERC funded project “Heritability of stress receptor signatures in the germline Father-Son-Talks“, Katharina Gapp aims to investigate mechanisms how stress or trauma can affect not only directly exposed individuals but also their descendants. […]


Inaugural Lectures

We congratulate Michael Meier and Luka Kulic on their inaugural lectures. On October 25th, Luka Kulic from the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Zurich, talked about “New disease-modifying approaches in the treatment of Alzheimer’s […]


When the Brain is Hurt

The BrainFair 22 is devoted to the topic of Brain Injuries. In four panel discussions and a series of short lectures, experts will look at brain injuries, their consequences and therapies from various perspectives. On a […]

Research News

Sleep the Toxins Away

Deep sleep is nowadays recognized as a potential regulator of brain waste removal. Boosting sleep has proven to clear protein deposits that hallmark Alzheimer’s disease. Daniela Noain and Christian Baumann from the Neurology Department at […]

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The Neuropharmacology of Wanting

When reading a blog post like this, you may experience pleasure or ‚liking‘. Purely hypothetically, but for illustrative purposes you might have experienced an anticipatory desire or ‚wanting’ during your Christmas vacation to read the […]

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Alzheimer’s Main Risk Gene

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is linked to the neural build-up of clumps of a protein called β-amyloid peptide and characterized by severe memory loss, confusion or disorientation. One specific gene, known as APOE, has been identified […]

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Rewiring the Adult Brain

The process whereby a neuron generates additional branches to existing other neurons, is called mossy fiber sprouting. This kind of rewiring does normally not occur in the adult brain but is associated with epilepsy. The new excitatory circuits may […]