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10.03.2017 | Redaktion | D-ARCH , D-BAUG , D-BSSE , D-CHAB , D-ERDW , D-ITET , D-MATL , D-MTEC , D-PHYS , D-USYS

New professors appointed

The ETH Board appointed three new professors and awarded the title of Professor to five recipients upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella Read more 


Excellence Award for David Martinez

Dr David Martinez-Martin from the Müller group (ETH Zurich Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering) has received the Excellence Award in Physics for his design and construction of a picoscopic cell balance.  Read more 

08.12.2016 | Peter Rüegg | D-BSSE

New weapon against Diabetes

Researchers have used the simplest approach yet to produce artificial beta cells from human kidney cells. Like their natural model, the artificial cells act as both sugar sensors and insulin producers. Read more 

17.11.2016 | Isabelle Fol

Prof. Karsten Borgwardt is “Top 40 under 40”

The business journal Capital ranks Karsten Borgwardt as one of the “Top 40 under 40” in the category “State and Society”. Every year the journal publishes a “Top 40 under 40” ranking within different categories – the main goal is to identify Germans younger than 40 with high potential. Read more 

03.11.2016 | Fabio Bergamin | D-BSSE

Award for innovative cell culture technology

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a new cell culture method, which may very well enable to forgo certain tests on animals in the future. The scientists were awarded an international prize for more humane treatment of laboratory animals. Read more 

20.10.2016 | Fabio Bergamin | D-BSSE

First cyborg bacteria developed

ETH scientists have constructed bacteria in which growth can be controlled fully automatically by a computer. The interface between computer and bacteria is based on red and green light. The approach could help to optimise the biotechnological production of molecules. Read more 

06.10.2016 | Isabelle Fol

Swiss OphthAward for D-BSSE Postdoc Michele Fiscella

Michele Fiscella (Bio Engineering Laboratory) received the Swiss OphthAward in the category „Best Experimental Work“. The Swiss OphthAward is endowed with CHF 10'000 and granted to young scientists doing basic research in the field of ophthalmology. Read more 

06.10.2016 | Isabelle Fol

Bringing Artificial Enzymes Closer to Nature

An artificial enzyme is compartmentalised and evolved in vivo for olefin metathesis – a reaction without equivalent in nature. In a joint effort, the groups of Tom Ward (University of Basel) and Sven Panke (ETH Zurich) have developed an artificial metalloenzyme that could be a prime example for creating new non-natural metabolic pathways inside living cells. Read more 

19.09.2016 | Isabelle Fol

Programmable Manipulation of Cells

A team led by ETH Zurich Professor Yaakov Benenson has developed a Synthetic Biology platform that senses intracellular activities of mammalian transcription factors. This platform opens the way to precise sensing of and responding to diverse cell states and activities. Read more 

24.08.2016 | Isabelle Fol

An Old Technology Brought into Modern Days

ETH Professor and scientist Sai Reddy and members of his research group have engineered a hybridoma platform for reprogramming the antibody specificity of immune cells. This new platform - so-called plug-and-(dis)play hybridomas - enables researchers to easily generate new cell lines that secrete any antibody of interest. Read more 

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