Technology for human health

Insight into CRISPR-Cas genome editing

08.10.2019 – According to Professor Jacob Corn, we are standing on the threshold of major medical breakthroughs: thanks to advances in the field of genome editing, it may be possible in future to heal genetic diseases as easily as broken bones.

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Her algorithm is helping children with cerebral palsy

22.07.2019 – ETH doctoral student Rosa Visscher is working with clinicians to research better treatment for young patients with cerebral motor impairment. Her trump card: data science.

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New cryo-electron microscopy professorship and new equipment

23.05.2019 – The ETH Board has appointed Martin Pilhofer Professor of Cryo-Electron Microscopy with effect from 1 June 2019. Pilhofer previously held the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology’s Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at ETH Zurich.

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Insight into pharmacoepidemiology

22.05.2019 – In March 2018, Andrea Burden was appointed Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology by the ETH Board. Yesterday she gave her introduction lecture in the Audimax. The researcher is investigating the efficacy of drugs in selected patient groups.

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Countdown to CYBATHLON 2020

03.05.2019 – On 2 and 3 May 2020 – exactly one year from now – the Swiss Arena near Zurich will open its doors for the next edition of the Cybathlon. 66 teams from 26 nations are starting their intensive preparations now, so that they will be able to compete in new, even more difficult challenges… Read more »

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Credit Suisse Asset Management supports professorship in the field of robotics

27.11.2018 – Credit Suisse Asset Management donates 7 million Swiss francs to ETH Zurich to support research, new developments, and technologies. This contribution, which will be distributed over ten years, will establish a professorship in robotics. It will be dedicated to research and teaching in fields including robotic systems, perception, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

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Insight into the world of designer DNA drugs

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

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

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.

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