Press releases

  • Cluster of Resistant Tuberculosis Pathogen Discovered

    Between February and November 2016, the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the University of Zurich discovered a multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in eight refugees arriving in Europe from the Horn of Africa. The analyses provided an impulse for launching a transnational investigation and developing a pan-European alerting system.

  • New Biomarkers Predict Outcome of Cancer Immunotherapy

    Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified biomarkers in the blood that make it possible to predict whether cancer patients will respond positively to immunotherapy. Patients for whom therapy does not work can thus be treated using different methods at an earlier stage.

  • Flame-Throwing Ogres and Cyclopes in the Lecture Hall

    Monsters in the middle ages, fish with sunburn, optical illusions, and advertising tricks: The fun-packed new program of the Children’s University begins this spring.

  • University of Zurich and Charles University in Prague Join Forces

    The University of Zurich and Charles University in Prague are entering into a strategic partnership. The largest universities of the Czech Republic and Switzerland are stepping up their cooperation in research and teaching, as well as in the area of student mobility.

  • How Plants Form Their Seeds

    Vegetable, fruit, or grain – the majority of our food results from plant reproduction. Researchers at UZH have now discovered the key to how plants regulate pollen growth and seed formation. In addition to seed formation, knowledge about these signaling pathways can be used to influence plant growth or their defense against pests.

  • Strategic Partnership between the University of Zurich and the University of Geneva

    The Universities of Zurich and Geneva are planning to join forces to tackle the challenges of the digital revolution: With a new strategic partnership, they will work more closely together in the area of digitalization, through teaching, research, and student exchanges.

  • Protein Structure Could Unlock New Treatments for Cystic Fibrosis

    Biochemists at the University of Zurich have used cryo-electron microscopy to determine the detailed architecture of the chloride channel TMEM16A. This protein is a promising target for the development of effective drugs to treat cystic fibrosis.

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