ZHAW becomes new partner welcomes the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as its 15th partner. The new partner organization has achieved an outstanding reputation in applied research. Several of the ZHAW’s institutes are active in systems biology, and one research group is already involved in a MRD Project. – now with 15 partners»


New board members welcomes Alfred Zippelius and Uwe Sauer as new members of the Scientific Executive Board (SEB). They replace Jörg Schifferli and Ruedi Aebersold, who have stepped down from their positions on the board.  more»


First Postdoc Workshop a success

“I would strongly recommend this workshop to all postdocs, whatever their plans for their career are. These skills are universal and can help us be better scientists, function well as part of a team and become good leaders”, says Julien Limenitakis, University of Berne, after attending the first Postdoc Workshop. He was one of 16 participants of the two-day course, which took place in February 2015 in Gerzensee, Berner Oberland.  more»


Physics & Biology: How Chameleons change their colours

Combining Physics and Biology techniques, we show that chameleons shift colour through active tuning of a lattice of guanine nanocrystals within a superficial thick layer of dermal iridophores. In addition, we show that a deeper population of iridophores with larger crystals protect them from excessive exposure to solar radiations by reflecting a large proportion of the sunlight power, especially in the near-infrared range.

This research was supported by RTD Project EpiPhysX.

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