Principal Investigators (PIs) of the imMed PhD Program

In order to recruit PhD students via the imMed PhD Program/LSZGS principle investigators (PIs) need to be member of the imMed Program.

Required Qualification

Group leaders from UZH or ETH who are carrying out research in the field of integrative molecular medicine and dispose of own (independent) competitive research funds such as SNF, ERC or others can apply to become a member of the imMed PhD Program.

The commission of the imMed PhD Program will decide on the admittance or rejection of the applicants. The coordinator of the program will communicate the committee’s decision to the applicant, giving reasons in case of a rejection.

The imMed PhD Program strives to recruit excellent students worldwide to join the groups of the imMed PIs. To this end, interviews with selected candidates are held twice a year during which the imMed PIs have the opportunity to meet with interested students The imMed PhD Program organizes and schedules the interviews and provides support throughout the recruitment process together with the LSZGS.

The imMed PIs support the program by serving on admission committees or by teaching course modules. Members are obliged to contribute to the teaching of the imMed PhD Program. Applicants have to point out which courses they can offer for the program (or are already part of).

Furthermore, the imMed PIs are responsible that their students comply with the program’s regulations as described in the Regulations of the imMed PhD Program such as to hold regular meetings with their thesis committee and to attend the required courses.

If need be, the commission of the imMed PhD Program can decide to collect a membership fee as well as a commission fee for the successful recruitment of students. The commission of the imMed PhD Program sets the level of these fees.

Application process

To become a member of the imMed PhD Program, please send a formal application to the imMed PhD Program Coordinator (preisig@zihp.uzh.ch) including
- CV
- Letter of intent, describing briefly the main research of your lab and how your projects would fit to the imMed PhD Program and specifying how you could contribute to the teaching activities of the imMed PhD Program
- List of independent and competitive funding such as SNF, ERC or others
- List of selected publications
The imMed PhD Program Commission will evaluate the applications and decide about the acceptance of the new member.

List of the Principal Investigators (PIs)

Achermann Peter Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UZH
Battegay Edouard Department of Internal Medicine, USZ
Baumann Christian Department of Neurology, USZ
Baumgartner Matthias Division of Metabolism, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Beck Schimmer Beatrice Institute of Physiology, UZH
Berger Wolfgang Institute of Medical Molecular Genetics, UZH
Bloch Konrad E. Department of Pulmonology, USZ
Bogdanova Anna Institute of Veterinary Physiology, UZH
Borsig Lubor Institute of Physiology, UZH
Boyman Onur Department of Immunology, USZ
Brandeis Daniel Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UZH
Bueter Marco Visceral and Transplant Surgery Research, USZ
Camici Giovanni Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Cannizzaro Vincenzo Intensivmedizin und Neonatologie, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Clavien Pierre-André Department of Surgery and Transplantation, USZ
Curt Armin Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital Zurich
Devuyst Olivier Institute of Physiology, UZH
Dillier Norbert Division of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, USZ
Distler Olivier Department of Rheumatology, USZ
Dubey Raghvendra Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, USZ
Eberli Daniel Division of Urology, USZ
Ehrbar Martin Division of Obstetrics, USZ
Eriksson Urs Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Flück Martin Orthopaedic Research, Lab for Muscle Plasticity, Balgrist University Hospital
French Lars E. Division of Dermatology, USZ
Frey-Wagner Isabelle Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, USZ
Gassmann Max Institute of Veterinary Physiology, UZH
Gay Renate E. Department of Rheumatology, USZ
Gay Steffen Department of Rheumatology, USZ
Gebhard Cathérine Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Graf Rolf Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Research Lab, USZ
Grimm Christian Lab for Retinal Cell Biology, Department of Ophthalmology, USZ
Grünblatt Edna University Clinics of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (UCCAP)
Haas Cordula Institute of Forensic Medicine, UZH
Häberle Johannes Metabolism and Molecular Pediatrics, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Hall Andrew Institute of Anatomy, UZH
Hennet Thierry Institute of Physiology, UZH
Hersberger Martin Division of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Hoerstrup Simon P. Institute for Regnerative Medicine, USZ
Hornemann Thorsten Institute of Clinical Chemistry, USZ
Hottiger Michael O. Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, UZH
Huang Melody Ying-Yu Department of Neurology, USZ
Huber Reto Child Development Center, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Jung Hans H. Department of Neurology, USZ
Kania Gabriela Center for Experimental Rheumatology, Department of Rheumatology, USZ
Kollias Spyros Neuroradiology Clinic, USZ
Konrad Daniel Endocrinology and Diabetology, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Kozerke Stefan Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETHZ/UZH
Krützfeldt Jan Clinic of Endocrinology and Diabetes, USZ
Kulic Luka Institute for Regenerative Medicine, UZH
Kullak-Ublick Gerd Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, USZ
Kurtcuoglu Vartan Institute of Physiology, UZH
Landolt Hans-Peter Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UZH
Langhans Wolfgang Physiology and Behaviour Laboratory, Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, ETH Zurich
Loffing Johannes Institute of Anatomy, UZH
Lorenzen Johan Institute of Physiology, UZH
Luft Andreas Department of Neurology, USZ
Lundby Carsten Centre for Physical Activity Research, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen/DK
Lüscher Thomas F. Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Lutz Thomas A. Institute of Veterinary Physiology, UZH
Maggiorini Marco Medical Intensive Care Unit, USZ
Matter Christian M. Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Matyas Gabor Center for Cardiovascular Genetics and Gene Diagnostics, Schlieren/Zurich
Meyer Martin Neuroplasticity and Learning in the Healthy Aging Brain, Institute of Psychology, UZH
Neuhauss Stephan Institute of Molecular Life Sciences, UZH
O'Gorman Tuura Ruth MR-Center, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Ogunshola O'Lara Institute of Veterinary Physiology, UZH
Osto Elena Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Paneni Francesco Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Quednow Boris Experimental and Clinical Pharmacopsychology, Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich
Rajendran Lawrence Institute of Regenerative Medicine, USZ
Reichenbach Janine Division of Immunology and Haematology, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Reichmann Ernst Tissue biology research unit, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Riediger Thomas Institute of Veterinary Physiology, UZH
Rogler Gerhard Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, USZ
Rohrer Lucia Institute of Clinical Chemistry, USZ
Rühli Frank J. Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, UZH
Sarnthein Johannes Department of Neurosurgery, USZ
Schaer Dominik Department of Internal Medicine, USZ
Scharl Michael Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, USZ
Schmugge Liner Markus Division of Haematology, Kispi
Schoedon-Geiser Gabriele Department of Internal Medicine, USZ
Schüpbach Reto Division of Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, USZ
Schwarzwald Colin Equine Department, Vetsuisse Faculty, UZH
Segerer Stephan Kantonsspital Aarau
Seifritz Erich University Hospital of Psychiatry, UZH
Serra Andreas Klinik Hirslanden, Zürich
Sonda Sabrina Visceral and Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Research Lab, USZ
Stein Sokrates Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Stieger Bruno Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, USZ
Straumann Dominik Department of Neurology, USZ
Tanner Felix C. Center for Molecular Cardiology, USZ
Tavakoli Reza Klinik für Herz-Thorax-Gefässchirurgie, Luzerner Kantonsspital
Thöny Beat Division of Clinical Chemistry and Biochemistry, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Tian Yinghua Division of Visceral and Transplant Surgery Research, USZ
Ullrich Oliver Institute of Anatomy, UZH
van Hedel Huub Rehabilitation Centre, University Children's Hospital Zurich
Vavricka Stephan Zentrum für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie, Zürich
Verrey François Institute of Physiology, UZH
Von Eckardstein Arnold Institute of Clinical Chemistry, USZ
Wagner Carsten Institute of Physiology, UZH
Walitza Susanne Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UZH
Weber Benedikt Institute of Regenerative Medicine, USZ
Weber Franz E. Craniofacial and Oral Biotechnology, Center for Dental Medicine, UZH
Wenger Roland Institute of Physiology, UZH
Wolfer David P. Institute of Anatomy, UZH
Wuertz Karin Institute for Biomechanics, ETHZ
Wüthrich Rudolf P. Division of Nephrology, USZ and Institute of Physiology, UZH
Zinkernagel Annelies S. Department of Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiology, USZ