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Half-Time for the Research Consortia INTeRCePT and StimuLOOP

28.05.2024 17:06

The LOOP Zurich carried out its first Midterm Review. This marked a significant milestone for the INTeRCePT and StimuLOOP projects, both of which started by the end of 2021. So, on the 23rd and 24th of May 2024 it was time to reflect on the progress made, address challenges, and plan next steps.


The LOOP Zurich at SOLA

08.05.2024 16:12

The LOOP Zurich teamed up with the Lab of Gunnar Rätsch to form a team to compete in this year’s SOLA Race, a relay race in and around Zurich that has a total distance of 113 kilometers.


The LOOP Incubator Projects

05.03.2024 15:24

On March 4th, 2024, The LOOP Zurich launched a call for incubator projects, expanding the support portfolio of The LOOP Zurich with additional components.


INTeRCePT Retreat in Stels GR

29.01.2024 18:16

At an altitude of 1280 meters above sea level, the seven research groups of the INTeRCePT consortium gathered for a retreat in a former recuperation home for Grison farmwomen. The 2024 agenda though called for an intensive engagement with this collaborative research project.



The LOOP Zurich 2023

19.12.2023 17:53

The second annual event hosted by The LOOP Zurich proved to be an enlightening and forward-looking gathering, focusing on the pivotal role of data in shaping the future of medicine. Titled "Daten für die Medizin der Zukunft" (Data for the Medicine of the Future), the event delved into the significance of data as the primary fuel for advancing precision medicine


Long COVID Syndrome - Personal Opinion and Recent Findings

19.10.2023 16:07

Long COVID syndrome remains an ill-defined clinical entity that may evolve months after an acute infection by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.


UMZH Feature in Nature Cancer

12.09.2023 15:19

Nature Cancer currently features University Medicine Zurich (UMZH) and its associated research institutions, including The LOOP Zurich, the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich (CCCZ), and the Tumor Profiling Center (TPC).


The LOOP Zurich at Scientifica 2023

07.09.2023 17:22

The Scientifica 2023, Switzerland's largest science festival, provided visitors with a remarkable opportunity to delve into the world of research and experience the latest advancements. Two projects from The LOOP Zurich were showcased, and the Biomedical Informatics Platform, The LOOP Zurich BMIP, was a topic of a high-profile panel discussion.


Preview: The LOOP Zurich at Scientifica 2023

07.08.2023 11:30

Scientifica is Switzerland's largest science festival, offering a multi-day program at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. For the research teams of The LOOP Zurich, it's a fantastic opportunity to introduce precision medicine to a wide audience.


Update on The LOOP Zurich Platform Projects

18.07.2023 14:17

Earlier this year, we launched a call for platform projects at The LOOP Zurich. These projects shall contribute to the further development of The LOOP Zurich BMIP. In total, 8 teams have submitted full applications.


The combination and order of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 can affect the body's immune response

04.05.2023 16:30

The LOOP Zurich project "Dissecting the complex interplay between SARS-CoV-2 and the immune system for identification of COVID-19- and hyper-inflammation-specific immune signatures" has led to a second article.



Two New The LOOP Zurich Research Consortia

16.12.2022 16:35

At the annual event The LOOP Zurich 2022, the new The LOOP research consortia were presented for the first time. LOOBesity and mTORUS are the two winning projects of The LOOP Zurich 2022 call for proposals. The two projects will start in 2023.


What is precision medicine?

13.12.2022 19:06

What is precision medicine? What can it to for patients? How can we support precision medicine?

Watch and learn:


Giatgen Spinas wird Ehrenrat der ETH

25.11.2022 15:08

Der Co-Direktor von The LOOP Zurich Prof. em. Dr. med. Giatgen Spinas wurde am ETH Tag mit dem Titel des Ehrenrats ausgezeichnet. Mit diesem Titel werden Personen ausgezeichnet, die wissenschaftliche Arbeiten an der ETH fördern. Unser Co-Direktor Giatgen Spinas wird unter Anderem aufgrund seiner Verdienste für ein modernes und exzellentes Lehrprogramm für Medizin an der ETH in den Ehrenrat aufgenommen.


The LOOP Zurich BioMedical Informatics Platform (BMI Platform)

18.05.2022 10:14

With the increasing digitalization of medicine, patient data have become ubiquitous with access to ever-larger sets of clinical information. Powerful computational approaches allow us to capitalize on this data and to generate novel medical insights by using predictive models of increasing precision for disease outcome and treatment efficacy. There is little doubt that we see the emergence of data-driven medicine, in which data and algorithms increasingly shape how we diagnose and treat patients.



50 Years Helmut Horten Foundation

04.11.2021 09:19

The Helmut Horten Foundation celebrated its 50-year anniversary with a festive event at the ETH Zürich on the 22nd of October 2021. The evening’s program was focused on immunological challenges posed by the pandemic and the newest trends and developments in precision medicine. It also emphasized the remarkable long-term cooperation between the Hemut Horten Foundation and the University of Zurich, the University Hospital Zurich, the ETH Zurich and the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona (IRB).


Biomarker predicts severe COVID-19 early on

06.05.2021 13:40

The first COVID-19 project supported by The LOOP Zurich and the Vontobel Foundation can show its first successes: Severe cases of COVID-19 can now be detected at an early stage. Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the first biomarker that can reliably predict which patients will develop severe symptoms.


The LOOP research consortia introduce themself (videos)

22.04.2021 13:40

At the kick-off event of The LOOP Zurich on April 20, 2021, the first two positively evaluated research consortia were presented for the first time.


The LOOP Zurich: Kick-off Event

19.04.2021 17:14

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the event cannot be held on-site at the auditorium of the Careum Foundation. It will therefore take place virtually as a livestream. Start will be at 05:15 pm.



The LOOP Zurich: 2nd round of call for proposals

13.11.2020 00:02

The LOOP Zurich received 22 outline proposals for research consortia in the field of precision medicine as part of its first project call. The scientific advisory board of The LOOP Zurich, together with the board of directors, has now evaluated these applications and identified the project proposals that qualify for the second application round.


Leonhard Med Info Event: Video

03.09.2020 00:01

The Scientific IT Services (SIS) of ETH Zurich and the LOOP Zurich offered an info event for principal investigators and other potential applicants who are preparing research proposals for the current LOOP call.


Helmut Horten Foundation Professorship

10.07.2020 01:00

Appointment of Dr. Björn Menze as full professor for biomedical image analysis and machine learning, Helmut Horten Foundation professorship.


The LOOP Zurich Info-Event: Video

09.07.2020 13:43


1st Call for Proposals has launched

04.06.2020 06:00

The LOOP Zurich is launching its first call for proposals for research consortia with focus on precision medicine.


Canceled: Kick-off Event on Mai 6, 2020

20.04.2020 06:00

Due to the current situation around COVID-19, we adapt to the situation accordingly. The official start will be postponed. This means that the first call for 2-3 large translational projects will be published in early June 2020. The deadlines will also come later. Submission of the pre-proposals is not expected until mid-September.