For breakthroughs in skin research
We would have no protection without our skin. It does not only act as a barrier against pathogens and ultraviolet radiation but is also a sense organ, allowing us to perceive heat and cold. If the skin is injured, rapid wound healing is essential to prevent infection. All of us experience skin damage at some point in our lives, ranging from grazes or burns to chronic conditions and skin cancer.
The University Medicine Zurich flagship project “SKINTEGRITY” aims to make Zurich a world‑leading skin research centre. In this interdisciplinary project, scientists, engineers and physicians are exploring the causes of skin diseases and tissue repair disorders, and developing new diagnostic procedures and treatments. Research topics range from the production of artificial skin for transplants to the development of imaging systems for the early detection of lymphatic disorders.
Further information on SKINTEGRITY.
Your support enables
- 10 new doctoral research projects
- the expansion of skin research and teaching in 26 SKINTEGRITY professorships
- basic research, e.g. investigating the parallels between wound healing and skin cancer development
- new therapeutic approaches for skin diseases
- a boost for the Swiss medtech and pharma sectors