Ongoing research projects involving animals

Dozens of different research projects involving animals are currently underway at UZH. Some selected research projects exemplify how and why animals are used for scientific studies.

Using Zebrafish to Research Human Diseases

Neurobiologist Stephan Neuhauss uses zebrafish as model organisms to study basic biological processes such as eye development and diseases of the visual apparatus and brain.
Using Zebrafish to Research Human Diseases

Harnessing the Immune System to Restrict Breast Cancer Metastasis

Maries van den Broek uses mice with breast cancer to study how metastases develop - and how they can be prevented. In both cases, the immune system plays a central role.
Harnessing the Immune System to Restrict Breast Cancer Metastasis