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UZH and University of Glasgow Symposium: Advancing Organoid Research

UZH and the University of Glasgow jointly hosted a symposium in synthetic biology. 

At the symposium, scientists from UZH and the University of Glasgow talked about using mini tissue and organ models (“organoids”) to study human and animal physiology under healthy and disease conditions, such as parasitic and viral infections and rheumatoid arthritis. The goal of the two days was to identify areas of collaboration between the two universities in this field, including PhD mobility, research projects or sharing access and know-how to technology platforms.

Amongst the attendees were Elisabeth Stark, UZH Vice President Research, Beatrice Beck Schimmer, UZH Vice President Medicine, Marlies van den Broek, Vice Dean of Research of the UZH Medical Faculty, and representatives from the UK Embassy.

Connected by the global U21 network

The symposium was organized jointly by Professor Matthias Marti, who holds a dual professorship contributing to both UZH and the University of Glasgow, Professor Adrian Hehl from the University of Zurich, and Professor Andy Waters from the University of Glasgow.

Both universities have been collaborating on an institutional level for several years in the framework of the global network Universitas 21 (U21). U21 stands as a consortium of 29 research-intensive universities spanning continents. The symposium was supported by SNSF and the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is the public body overseeing research and innovation funding in the United Kingdom. 

Anne Nuria Boekhout

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