On the way from lab to skin factory to hospital
Ernst Reichmann and Daniela Marino developed a replacement skin in the laboratory which gives hope to millions of people suffering from burns or other severe skin defects. The novel personalised, smooth and soft replacement skin could enhance their quality of
Are a few neurons sufficient to produce intelligence and emotions?
Giacomo Indiveri, Professor at the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, together with his team, attempts at understanding the neuronal structures inside the brain in order to build more efficient and spontaneously responsive computers by
Of men, wheat and fungi
One training programme — two experiences How a European Training Network equips PhD candidates with the skills needed for their professional future, why plant scientists will never run out of work and why it is crucial for Switzerland to have access
Florian Scheuer explores whether top salaries are of benefit to the poorest
Higher taxation of top salaries that hardly create any social values and of robots that destroy jobs? Florian Scheuer, Professor of Economics of Institutions at the University of Zurich, assesses novel tax systems in an ERC project to control the
The silent power of time
How the Japanologist Raji C. Steineck and his interdisciplinary team explore concepts of time in medieval Japan in a novel way and what we learn by this ERC project about our own perception of time.
Repair of the damaged spinal cord
How a clinical trial with a novel antibody brings new hope to people with a spinal cord injury and why Armin Curt has been dedicated to this extraordinary project for years. – An interview with Armin Curt, Professor of
«The greater the obstacles, the more I am fascinated by them»
Everything is interrelated on multiple levels – Andreas Plückthun designs synthetic proteins as therapeutics, for example against cancer. The current European project now supports his important high-risk basic research.
Enlightening the dark
Searching for cosmic weaklings – Why Laura Baudis is searching for cosmic weaklings and why these invisible particles might answer the question of whatever holds the world together in its inmost folds.
The welfare state at stake
An interview with Silja Häusermann, Professor of Political Science at the University of Zurich
Observing the brain at work
What Fritjof Helmchen detects when he observes living brains in action, what he dreams of and how he managed to become part of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. – An interview with Fritjof Helmchen, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of