In the Spotlight

Understanding the developing brain

Theofanis Karayannis recently joined the Brain Research Institute. With his expertise in the development of neuronal circuits he is a great addition to the team. We [...]

March 3, 2016

Deep dive into brain circuitry

Csaba Földy joined the Brain Research Institute as a new assistant professor in November 2015. He talked to ZNZ News about what motivated him to come to Zurich and how he [...]

December 9, 2015

Diffusion barrier against aging

Neural stem cells divide to generate neurons throughout life. But as the stem cells age, the neurogenic potential diminishes. Research led by Prof. Sebastian Jessberger has [...]

October 6, 2015

Competitive MS research

“Multiple Sclerosis is a satisfying research area to work in”, says Professor Roland Martin, co-director of the Clinical Research Priority Program Multiple Sclerosis. [...]

July 2, 2015

Sleep research in Zurich

It is well known that lack of sleep has a negative effect on our well-being and yet we know so little about sleep’s function. The Clinical Research Priority Program (CRPP) [...]

May 3, 2015

Strengthening Parkinson Research

In February 2015, Christian Baumann was appointed associate professor of neurology with the particular focus on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. He is affiliated [...]

February 20, 2015

Paralyzed rats walk upon brain stimulation

This year’s ZNZ Best PhD Award went to Lukas Bachmann for the excellent work performed in the group of Martin Schwab at the Brain Research Institute. He and his colleagues [...]

October 1, 2014

All for the children

Sick children need targeted research, as their bodies differ from those of adults. Therapy developed for adults can therefore be only partially translated to treatments for [...]

July 1, 2014

Methylation sets the rhythm

The research group of Prof. Steven Brown at the Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology, has shown for the first time a direct connection between circadian behaviour and [...]

May 4, 2014

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