About viruses, poultry and humans
How epidemiologist Claire Guinat draws from the genes of the avian influenza viruses the secret of their spread, how this helps to more efficiently fight the disease and why this knowledge also benefits the health of people and animals.
Redesigning asylum processes
How do asylum policies affect the subsequent integration of refugees and how to design an asylum process to promote integration? Dominik Hangartner, Professor of Public Policy at ETH Zurich, uses an ERC project to find practicable solutions. Rolf Probala met
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,
How God became a lawgiver
How Konrad Schmid, Professor of Theology at the University of Zurich, researches the Hebrew Bible, what he discovers and why the findings from his ERC Project are of great significance far beyond theology. A report by Rolf Probala.
Bright prospects for the future of wind energy
Wind turbines provide more than one third of renewable energy throughout Europe. However, so far, their maintenance has been expensive and their lifespan rather short. Eleni Chatzi, Professor of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring at ETH Zurich, developed a series of
Between popular sovereignty and the rule of law
Referenda regarding controversial topics such as the burqa ban are his specialty: Daniel Moeckli, Professor of Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law at the University of Zurich, explores the limits of direct democracy with an ERC
Searching for hidden order
How does she design materials with properties that don't coexist? How does the ERC Synergy Grant help her to discover what is hidden? And how does she keep up research and teaching in times of corona? A meeting with Nicola
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