Where medicine alone cannot help
What happens when a child is born with a variation of sex characteristics? And what does the care of these people look like over the years? A conversation with Paediatrician and Bioethicist Jürg Streuli and his doctoral student Martin Gramc
The power of data and how research impacts policy
How can financial crises be prevented? What policies and strategies are needed for the ideal handling of financial institutions and financial crises? Professor of Banking Steven Ongena is researching these global questions – also with the support of the ERC.
The power of silent architectural design knowledge
Tacit knowledge has long played an important role in architectural education and practice. Tom Avermaete, Professor of History and Theory of Urban Design at ETH Zurich, is coordinating an EU research project on this called TACK / Communities of Tacit
Early detection of premature births
How biomechanist Sabrina Badir became an entrepreneur and launched a measurement device that could become the standard in preterm birth diagnostics. A conversation with the founder and CEO of the start-up Pregnolia.
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.
With the three-dimensional cell atlas to precision medicine
The US National Institutes of Health NIH is funding the creation of a three-dimensional map of the human lymphatic system. Bernd Bodenmiller, Professor for Quantitative Biomedicine at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich and a pioneer in imaging mass
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
Research expedition into the cell nucleus
What controls our genes? What mechanisms ensure that they are switched on or off at the right moment? Chromatin biologist Raffaella Santoro from the University of Zurich is seeking answers to these questions with her ERC project. Protocol of a
Open Science at European level
Open Access to Publications and Open Research Data – state of play