Inaugural Lectures

We congratulate Nathalie Giroud, Christophe Valmaggia and Mital Hitendu Dave on their inaugural lectures. On 7 March, Nathalie Giroud talked about age-related brain changes resulting in hearing impairments: “Ich verstehe dich nicht. Bin ich schwerhörig […]

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Combining MRI and Magnetencephalography

Within the UZH Global Strategy and Partnerships Funding Scheme, Patrick Freund from the University Hospital Balgrist has received funding for a joint project with colleagues from University College London (UCL), a top partner university of […]


BrainFair 2022 on Brain Injury

The 25th edition of the BrainFair was dedicated to treatments for brain injuries. In four discussion panels, the speakers covered a wide variety of perspectives on the topic: brain injuries in children, consequences of severe […]

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Tracking Neurodegeneration

Many neurological diseases arise initially from a focal lesion. Only with time neurodegeneration spreads to other brain areas and the spinal cord – a phenomena called diaschisis. Currently, neuroimaging studies are performed separately in the […]

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Engineering Networks of Human Neurons

The brain is composed of more than 80 billion neurons, which are highly interconnected and communicate through electrical signals. Understanding how neurons use these electrical signals to exchange information is essential to elucidate the functioning […]

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Silencing Anxiety

Anxiety disorders burden millions of people world-wide. Recently, a new source of anxiety in the brain was identified: the orexin/hypocretin neurons in the hypothalamus. Based on that finding, researchers at ETH Zurich’s D-HEST wanted to […]


Recent Publications by ZNZ Members

Read here about recent papers published by members of the Neuroscience Center Zurich. Brain aging is faithfully modelled in organotypic brain slices and accelerated by prionsCommun Biol. 2022 Jun 8;5(1):557. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03496-5.Authors: Yingjun Liu, Assunta […]

In the Spotlight

A New Perspective On Neurodegeneration

Magdalini Polymenidou from the Department of Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of Zurich has received an ERC Consolidator Grant. Together with her team she will employ a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to identify the molecular […]