Vision 2020 - a personal perspective

The topic of spring semester 2018: Industrial biotechnology

May 24, 2018: Biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing (PDF, 2117 KB)
Dr. Martin Wellhöfer, Head of Production at Celonic AG, Basel
17:00 h UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G95

May 3, 2018: Spraying cells and fibers from a can - the future of regenerative medicine? (PDF, 2133 KB)
Prof. Dr. Katharina Maniura, Head of Laboratory for Biointerfaces, Empa Dübendorf
17:00 h UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

March 22, 2018: Lactic acid bacteria as cell factories (PDF, 2202 KB)
Prof. Dr. Enrica Pessione, University of Turin, Italy
17:00 h UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y16 G05

imMed alumni event 2018

February 8, 2018: Raising a child while navigating a PhD (PDF, 717 KB)
Melanie Generali, Institute of Regenerative Medicine, UZH
Sergey Yakushev, Microcynth AG, St. Gallen
Ivana Pavik Mezzour, Alexion Pharma GmbH, Zurich
17:30 h UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

The topic of spring and autumn semester 2017: The future of agriculture

February 15, 2018: Ecological approaches to sustain the yields of smallholding farmers (PDF, 1941 KB)
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Kahmen, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel
17:00 h UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

January 25, 2018: Plant mineral nutrition: The Yin and Yang of food safety (PDF, 1858 KB)
Prof. Dr. Edgardo Fillipone, Department of Agriculture, University of Naples, Italy
17:00 h UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y15 G19

December 14, 2017: Lessons learned in 22 years of GMO analysis (PDF, 1903 KB)
Dr. Peter Brodmann, Deputy Head of the cantonal laboratory in Basel-Stadt
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

December 7, 2017: Defeating devastating agricultural pests (PDF, 1929 KB)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Erb, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

November 30, 2017: Developing subsistence agriculture in West Africa - The Sahelian example (PDF, 1938 KB)
PD Dr. Ludger Herrmann, Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart/Germany
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

August 24, 2017: The future of agriculture in the age of genome editing (PDF, 1982 KB)
Prof. Wilhelm Gruissem, Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Plant Biotechnology Lab, ETHZ
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

May 11, 2017: The Quest for Apomixis in Crops (PDF, 1994 KB)
Prof. Ueli Grossniklaus, UZH
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

April 20, 2017: Of GMOs and Men (PDF, 1136 KB)
 Dr. Paul Christou, Applied Plant Biotechnology, University of Lleida, Spain
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91
 

The topic of autumn semester 2016: Tissue engineering

February 16, 2017: imMed alumni - Exploring career paths (PDF, 715 KB)
Katja Drägert, Pascal Hänggi, Ekaterina Kurakevich
17:30 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

January 19, 2017: Novel bio-engineered dermo-epidermal skin grafts: a report on new findings and Phase I clinical data (PDF, 1045 KB)
Prof. Dr. Ernst Reichmann, Tissue Biology Research Unit, Children's University Hospital Zurich
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

December 15, 2016: Biomimetic Materials in Tissue Regeneration (PDF, 1143 KB)
Dr. Martin Ehrbar, Department of Obstetrics, University Hospital Zurich
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

November 3, 2016: Biofabricating Living Tissues (PDF, 1091 KB)
Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, Cartilage Engineering & Regeneration, Dept Health Sciences & Technology, ETH Zurich
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

September 29, 2016: Materials, cells or tissue for bone repair (PDF, 1212 KB)
Dr. Arnaud Scherberich, Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

 

The topic of spring semester 2016: Genetic testing

September 1, 2016: Towards Data Driven Medicine (PDF, 534 KB)
Dr. Gioia Althoff, Sophia Genetics, Switzerland & France
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

July 28, 2016: Genetic testing in humans - the hype of precision medicine (PDF, 1011 KB)
Prof. Dr. Sabina Gallati, University of Bern
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

June 30, 2016: Genetic testing in domestic animals – how champions are bred (PDF, 981 KB)
Prof. Dr. Tosso Leeb, University of Berne
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

June 16, 2016: Human Genome at Bargain Price (PDF, 946 KB)
Prof. Dr. Karl Heinimann, University Hospital Basel
17:00 h, UZH Campus Irchel, lecture hall Y03 G91

 

The topic of autumn and spring semester 2015/2016: A trillion Microbes & Me

January 14, 2016:  imMed Alumni - female perspectives
Charlotte Maag, Federica Storti, Susanna Sluka, Magdalena Herová, Jeannine Winkler
17:30 h, UZH Irchel Campus, Lecture Hall Y03 G95

December 3, 2015:  Back to the Future of Human Milk Oligosaccharides
Lars Bode, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
17:00 h, UZH Irchel Campus, Lecture Hall Y03 G91

July 16, 2015:  Gut Microbiota confers protection against Malaria
Miguel Soares,  Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Oeiras, Portugal
17:00 h UZH Irchel Campus, lecture hall Y03 G91

July 2, 2015: Probiotics: from myth to molecular modes of action
Dr. Patrick Veiga, Senior Scientist - Danone Nutricia Research, Life Science Department, Visiting Scientist - Harvard School of Public Health, Dept. of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
17:00 h UZH Irchel Campus, lecture hall Y16 G05

   

The topic of autum semester 2014/2015: Synthetic Biology

February 5, 2015: Alumni imMed PhD Program
Christian Caprara, Swiss Stem Cell Foundation, Gentilino/TI and Micha Häuptle, GlycoVaxyn AG, Schlieren
17:15 h, UZH Irchel Campus, lecture hall Y16 G05

January 22, 2015: Synthetic biology and smart therapeutic nanosystems
Guillermo de la Cueva Méndez, Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND), Málaga, Spain
17:30 h, UZH Irchel Campus, lecture hall Y16 G05

December 11, 2014: Integration of environmental signals at cell-matrix adhesion sites
Prof. Dr. Benjamin Geiger, Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
17:15 h, UZH Irchel Campus, lecture hall Y16 G05

October 23, 2014: The biological machine? Synthetic biology and the engineering of biology
Prof. Dr. Sven Panke, Bioprocess Laboratory, ETH Basel
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y23 G04

  

The topic of spring semester 2014: Regenerative Medicine

May 15, 2014: Endogenous tissue growth: the new concept in cardiovascular tissue repair and beyond
Dr. Andreas Emmendörffer, V.P. Operations, Xeltis, Zurich, Switzerland
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

May 22, 2014: Biofabrication to create 3D scaffolds: how to design and build complex elastic structures for regenerative medicine
Prof. Dr. Günter Tovar, Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology, University of Stuttgart, Germany
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

June 5, 2014: New ways to rewire the injured CNS
Prof. Martin Schwab, Brain Research Institut, University and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

June 26, 2014: Induced pluripotency: challenges and opportunities for regenerative medicine
Dr. Paul Fairchild, Co-Director of the Oxford Stem Cell Institute, Oxford, UK
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05   

Report on the events of this topic:
Emergence of regenerative medicine from bench research to bed side therapy (ZIHP News September 2014)

  

The topic of autumn semester 2013/14: Aging

October 10, 2013: Yeast as a relevant model for aging
Prof. Dr. Yves Barral, Institute of Biochemistry, ETH Zurich
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

October 17, 2013: Life Length and Telomeres, a Key Biomarker for Aging and Health
Stephen J. Matlin, CEO of Life Length, Madrid, Spain
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

November 21, 2013: Nutrigenomic approaches to slowing the aging process
Dr. Jamie L. Barger, LifeGen Technologies, Madison, WI / USA
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

January 22, 2014: From cancer metabolism to aging: Sirtuins provide some clues
Prof. Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard Medical School, Boston / USA
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

February 6, 2014: Novel approaches towards healthy aging: Enhancement of protein quality control
Prof. Adam Antebi, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Cologne / Germany
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

Report on the events of this topic:
Aging research: promises and realities (ZIHP News, March 2014)

    

The topic of spring semester 2013: Functional Food - Food and Health

April 29, 2013: Food, functions, health claims and consumers
Prof. Liisa Lähteenmäki, Department of Business Administration, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G15

June 5, 2013: The concept of biofortification and the state-of-the-art with «Golden Rice»
Prof. emerit. Ingo Potrykus, Chairman of the Golden Rice Humanitarian Board, ETH Zurich
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y03 G95

June 12, 2013: The concept of probiotics - On the path to the Holy Grail
Prof. Dr. Christophe Lacroix, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y03 G91

Report on the events of this topic:
Functional food and health: another fascinating topic of the Vision 2020 series (ZIHP News, October 2013)

   

The topic of autumn semester 2012/13: Personalized medicine

November 8, 2012: Advanced therapy medicinal products and personalized medicine: state-of-the-art and future perspectives
Dr. Maria Cristina Galli, Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciences, Instituto Superiore di Sanitá, Roma, Italy
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y03 G85

CANCELLED - November 22, 2012: deCODE your genome – about the identification of disease related genes and their influence on personalized medicine
Dr. Kári Stefánsson, Founder of deCODE Genetics Reykjavik, Iceland
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y03 G95

November 27, 2012: Evolutionary and population genetics in personalized medicine
Dr. Lluis Quintana-Murci, Unit of Human Evolutionary Genetics, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

January 31, 2013: Genetic testing and personalized medicine: An overview
Dr. Thomas Binz, Federal Office of Public Health, Head of Biosafety and Human Genetics, Bern
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

February 28, 2013: Therapeutic antibodies and personalized medicine: Fiction or reality?
Prof. Dario Neri, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH Zürich
17:00 h, UZH Irchel, Lecture Hall Y16 G05

Report on the events of this topic:
Walking a fine line: personalized medicine between potential and threat (ZIHP News, April 2013)

 

  

The event series Vision 2020 is organized by a committee of PhD students of the PhD Program in Integrative Molecular Medicine (imMed):
Institute of Physiology UZH: Tobias Hasler & Amalia Ruiz Serrano (chairs) | Ilaria Orlando
Institute of Veterinary Physiology UZH: Fabienne Villars

and
Institute of Physiology UZH: Elisabetta Biglieri from the PhD Program Cancer Biology
Institute of Molecular Life Sciences UZH: Dezirae Beck
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences ETH: Evelin Krajnc, from the PhD Program Molecular and Translational Biomedicine
URPP Global Change and Biodiversity: Maria Parreño

Supported by the SUK - Program “Doktoratsprogramme”.