Life Science Zurich has covered specific areas of research and interviewed researchers working in a specialised field. The articles give you an insight into Life Science Research in Zurich and you learn which researchers work in the front line of one specific area.
The Human Deficiency Virus (HIV) was described for the first time in 1983 and later brought in connection with the Aids disease. Today we know how HIV dupes our immune system and why Aids can have a variety of symptoms. The research of Annette Oxenius, Alexandra Trkola and Urs Karrer concentrates on this virus and illness.
Even today botanical systematic is still an active and exciting research area. The kind of questions studied in the age of DNA analysis and the kind of tools used to bring systematic botany to the classroom are the topics of Matthias Baltisberger and Alex Widmer in the Institute of Integrative Biology at the ETH Zurich.