Category: News

Insight into the world of designer DNA drugs

Forscher während Vortrag

04.10.2018 – Wednesday evening, renowned biochemist, cell and molecular biologist Don W. Cleveland gave a fascinating insight into his research. Among other topics he talked about gene-silencing therapies, also known as designer DNA drugs, which can block the activity of the gene whose mutation causes diseases such as Huntington’s disease or Alzheimer. Lino Guzzella, President… Read more »

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Interview Prof. Daniel Müller: Research centre for helping children worldwide

Mann mit Brille

21.09.2018 – Prof Daniel Müller is Professor of Biophysics & Bionanotechnology at ETH Zurich. Over the past nine months, together with Urs Frey (Director at the Children’s Hospital of the University of Basel) he developed the scientific concept for the newly founded Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH), which was made possible by Fondation… Read more »

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Fondation Botnar donates 100 million for cutting-edge research for the benefit of children and young people worldwide

19.09.2018 – ETH Zurich and the University of Basel jointly founded the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel today. The BRCCH brings together outstanding science and clinical research from various disciplines to develop new methods and digital innovations for worldwide use in paediatrics. The BRCCH is funded by a CHF 100 million… Read more »

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Cryo-electron microscopy to be expanded, and new professorship created, thanks to donations

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23.08.2018 – ETH Zurich is delighted to announce that, thanks to a generous donation pledged by the family of August von Finck Jr, it is now in a position to acquire a new cryo‑electron microscopy (cryo-EM) system. At the same time, three foundations have agreed to provide sustained support for scientific research in this field: the… Read more »

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Visionary architect awarded Rössler prize

Rössler Preisträger hält Urkunde in den Händen

06.07.2018 – At yesterday’s “Thanks Giving” event of the ETH Zurich Foundation, civil engineer and architect Philippe Block received the 200,000 Swiss franc Rössler Prize 2018. He is one of ten brilliant researchers who have received the award since 2009 and whose research promises great potential for the future. Philippe Block is looking for new structural… Read more »

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Meet the Talent 2018

Studierende unterhalten sich

20.04.2018 – At this week’s Meet the Talent event, donors to the Excellence Scholarship and Opportunity Programme met with recipients to learn more about their research projects and directly see the effect of their support. The annual Meet the Talent event is an opportunity for Sarah M. Springman, ETH Rector and patron of the programme,… Read more »

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Inaugural lecture by Professor Daniel M. Hall

Anton Affentranger, Daniel Hall und Sarah Springman

29.03.2018 – In the summer of 2017, the ETH Board appointed him Assistant Professor for Innovative and Industrialized Construction, and now Professor Daniel M. Hall gave his inaugural lecture at ETH Zurich. On March 28, 2018 he spoke on “The Global Construction Industry: Reorganizing Today For Innovation Tomorrow”.

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New Professor for Genome Biology

Portrait Professor Corn

13.03.2018 – At its meeting of 7/8 March 2018, the ETH board appointed Professor Jacob Corn as Full Professor of Genome Biology. Jacob Corn, born in 1979, is currently scientific director at the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), Berkeley, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, USA. Corn researches fundamental processes which identify… Read more »

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