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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]