The Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP) is a virtual network that brings together more than 150 research groups. It is an interdisciplinary center of competence of the University of Zurich. Integrative physiology combines research on the levels of molecules, cells, organs and the whole organism with the aim to bring into focus the complex functions of the human body.
Since its founding in 2005, the ZIHP is a unique and excellent instrument to bring the people beyond institutional or faculty borders together. With the funding of cooperative projects, basic and clinically-oriented research groups are linked. These cooperative projects are characterized by the "added value" generated by the consortium partners in the sense that the outcome is more than the sum of its parts. The ZIHP funds two assistant professorships, currently in the fields of Oxygen Transport & Utilization and Epithelial Cancers. State-of-the-art equipment, techniques and services related to cardio-vascular, renal, respiratory, muscle and metabolism functions are provided by the Core Facility for Rodent Physiology. The promotion of young researchers is ensured through the PhD Program in Integrative Molecular Medicine that is integrated in the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (LSZGS). The ZIHP organizes regular scientific symposia, seminar series and events for the public.
- Network of more than 150 research groups in integrative human physiology
- Funding of cooperative projects to strengthen the interaction between basic and clinical scientists
- Funding of two assistant professorships
- Core facility for rodent physiology: Techniques related to cardio-vascular, renal, respiratory, muscle and metabolism functions
- International PhD program in Integrative Molecular Medicine
- Organization of scientific symposia, seminar series and events for the public
Prof. Dr. Max Gassmann, Chairman of the Steering Committee
Dr. Magdalena Seebauer, Managing Director
University of Zurich
Phone:+41 (0)44 635 50 88