On the richness of life in the oceans
What fascinates her so much about plankton, how she gets her data and why she likes working in EU research projects. On the road with Meike Vogt, climate researcher and marine ecologist at ETH Zurich.
On the track of long COVID
A portrait of veterinary pathologist Anja Kipar, Professor at the University of Zurich: her discoveries of the effect of SARS-CoV-2 on the brain, and how she is able – as a Swiss university researcher - to participate in a Horizon
Research in the climate emergency
Climate scientist Sonia Seneviratne from ETH Zurich is currently working on three concurrent Horizon 2020 research projects, and two more will be launched by Horizon Europe in autumn. In addition, she has taken a leading position in two of the
Of beetles, larvae and fungi
How Agroscope researchers are developing biological control strategies against the invasive Japanese beetle. An on-site visit of the EU project IPM Popillia in the Piedmont region.
When manufacturers come to the rescue
In the first months of the Covid-19 pandemic, many companies switched part of their production to urgently needed face masks, protective shields or ventilators. In the Horizon 2020 project Eur3ka, Torbjørn Netland, Professor of Production and Operations Management at ETH
Promoting resilience: the possibilities of individually controlled apps
In a Horizon 2020 project, a multidisciplinary team of 15 researchers in six countries works on mathematically modelling processes contributing to mental health and resilience. The objective is a personalised app with which risk groups can train their stress resilience.
Research and training in the large European laboratory
An international team of researchers works on optimising radiotherapy with individualised methods of treatment. The project is funded by an ITN Grant and coordinated by Martin Pruschy, Professor for Molecular Radiobiology at the University of Zurich: a glance into the
Increased sustainability through combinational chemistry
The production of pharmaceutical medicinal products is accompanied by large quantities of waste, as their synthesis requires numerous processing steps. Helma Wennemers, Professor of Organic Chemistry at ETH Zurich, works on reducing these steps by means of novel catalytic reactions,
The marketing of a clinical study
At the Department of Urology of the University Hospital Zurich, a therapy against urinary incontinence is currently developed, in which adult muscle precursor cells are implanted – this EU project involves institutes from five different countries. The project hub is
Standing once again on solid ground
How a simple method helps traumatised refugees from Syria to cope with psychological distress. An on-site visit to the Psychologist Naser Morina at the Department of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine in Zurich.