Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

 

The disciplines of Pharmacology and Toxicology deal with the actions of drugs (pharmacology) or poisons (toxicology) in the human body. Research in Pharmacology and Toxicology not only aims at a better understanding of the action of known drugs but also involves the search for new ways to treat diseases unresponsive to today’s medicines. In a broader sense, pharmacology deals with the understanding, prevention and treatment of human disease.

The Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology is equally devoted to teaching in the fields of Pharmacology and Toxicology. Both Medical and Pharmaceutical students of the University and ETH of Zurich are trained in these disciplines at our Institute. In addition, the Institute also contributes to various courses in Neurosciences. Post-graduate education is an additional important aspect of our teaching as it combined teaching with research and helps to encourage the next generation of scientists.

The Institute comprises five independent Departments and one Junior Research group funded by the Swiss National Research Foundation (SNF). The research activities of all groups have a major focus on dysfunctions of the nervous system, including pain, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and anxiety. Neurosciences, tumor biology, chronobiology and the development and application of cutting edge imaging techniques in pharmacology are important fields of basic research at our Institute.

Newcomers at our Institute

Yan Liu

This is Yan Liu the new PhD-student in the Razansky group who starts on December 1st , 2019.

Tanja Rothgangl

PhD student Tanja Rothgangl started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.

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PhD student Nicolas Mathis started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.

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Dr. Martina Hruzova started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.

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Dr. Christian Hirt started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.

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PhD Student Nina Frey started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.

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PhD Student Lukas Schmidheini started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.

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Dr. Marta Figueiredo started on January 1st, 2020 in the Tyagarajan group.

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Dr. Sharan Janjuha started on August 1st, 2019 in the Schwank group.