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  • Waring Memorial Award for Platform user Emilio Torres

    Dr. Emilio Torres-Netto receives 2023 Waring Memorial Award from the International Society of Refractive Surgery.

  • OLMA 2023

    The CABMM participated at this year`s OLMA in St. Gallen. Together with the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Dietetics, we presented a project investigating the effects of macroalgae on porcine nutrition.

  • Barraquer Medal for Dr. Emilio Torres-Netto

    CABMM Platform user Dr. Emilio Torres-Netto received an award for his work in the field of refractive surgery and corneal cross-linking to date.

  • New chair in the CABMM Steering Committee

    Prof. Michael Hottiger was elected chairman of the CABMM Steering Committee!

  • CABMM member Farhad Hafezi recognized as one of the 100 most influential ophthalmologists worldwide

    Ophthalmologist Farhad Hafezi joins Power List 2023

  • Re-acceptance Good Laboratory Practice

  • Dr. med. vet. Katja Nuss: New CABMM Steering Committee member

    We would like to warmly welcome Dr. med. vet. Katja Nuss from the Musculoskeletal research Unit of the University of Zurich in the CABMM Steering Committee!

  • Magnetic therapy enhances chemotherapy treatment of breast cancer

    A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore around CABMM member Prof. Alfredo Franco-Obregon has developed a new magnetic therapy to be used in combination with chemotherapy for treatment of breast cancer.

  • Accreditation of Biological Bandages for Burns and Wounds

    The project "Accreditation of Biological Bandages for Burns and Wounds", that is led by CABMM member Prof. Lee Ann Laurent-Applegate and her colleagues Dr. Anthony de Buys Roessingh, Prof. Wassim Raffoul and Dr. Marjorie Flahaut of the CHUV, was officially approved by Swissmedic at the beginning of this year. Research on Progenitor Biological Bandages began more than two decades ago in Lausanne and continued within the CABMM network, namely with CABMM members Prof. Brigitte von Rechenberg and Dr. Katja Nuss from the MSRU of the University of Zurich.

  • Peter-Hans Frey Stiftung prize

    The project of the MSRU “Human-Horse Interaction” was awarded a prize for pedagogical innovation from the Hans-Peter Frey Stiftung. Congratulations to Brigitte and the team!

  • VSY Ophthalmology Star Award

  • New insights into Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

    Researchers from ELZA, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich and the University of South Florida investigate corneal biomechanics in a mouse model for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

  • First prize for Scott Finlay and Salim Darwiche

    Two CABMM platform users, Scott Finlay, PhD, and Salim Darwiche, PhD, awarded first prize for best investor pitch, presenting their marketable product for cartilage repair.

  • Steering Committee: Election of Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong

    We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Marcy Zenobi-Wong from the Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication, ETH Zurich, joins the CABMM Steering Committee with immediate effect.

  • First Prize in Refractive Surgery

    Dr. Emilio Torres wins award for PACK-CXL clinical trial!

  • Shield Lecture Saudi Ophthalmology 2020

    CABMM member Prof. Farhad Hafezi gives the Shield Lecture at the Saudi Ophthalmology 2020 virtual meeting!

  • ORS 2020 Women`s Leadership Forum Award

    Brigitte von Rechenberg received this year`s ORS Women`s Leadership Forum Award!

  • The Ophthalmologist Power List 2020

    Recognizing the most influential people around the globe in ophthalmology, the readers of the internationally well-recognized journal "The Ophthalmologist" named Prof. Farhad Hafezi to its Power List 2020!

  • ESCRS Poster Award

    Emilio Torres received the ESCRS Poster Award in the refractive category!

  • Reaccreditation GLP by Swissmedic

    We are happy to announce that the Musculoskeletal Research Unit received renewed GLP approval by Swissmedic!

  • Renewed approval 2020-2023

    Great news: the Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular received renewed approval as official competence center of the UZH for the next four years!

  • Whitney G Sampson lecture at AAO conference

    CABMM member Farhad Hafezi gave the prestigious Whitney G Sampson Lecture entitled "Expanding CXL From Keratoconus to Infectious Keratitis" at the annual conference of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

  • Picture ESCRS Poster Award

    ESCRS poster award 2019

    UZH Scientist and ophthalmologist awarded

  • Good Bye Mäxi!

    10 years after the substantial financial support of the Mäxi Foundation it`s time to say good bye.

  • Farewell Brigitte von Rechenberg

    After 10 years, Brigitte von Rechenberg decided to step back from her position as chair of the CABMM Steering Committee and also as Steering Committee member.

  • Russian Society of Ophthalmology honored CABMM member Farhad Hafezi

    The ophthalmologist Farhad Hafezi from the ELZA Institute AG in Dietikon gave the honorary lecture at the annual meeting of the Russian Society of Ophthalmology in Moscow.

  • ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship

    Congratulations to Emilio Torres, member of the Ocular Cell Biology Group on the CABMM Research Platform for receiving the inaugural ICO-Allergan Advanced Research Fellowship!

  • Elections CABMM Steering Committee

    Simon Hoerstrup, Michael Hottiger, Annette Liesegang and Janine Reichenbach were re-elected as members of the CABMM Steering Committee for the next three years - Congratulations!

  • The PowerList 2018

    For the third time, Prof. Farhad Hafezi is one of the 100 most influential people in the field of ophthalmology and was voted to be number 20!

  • Considerable increase on the CABMM Research Platform!

    Since the beginning of this year, the Skin Engineering Group of CABMM member Maurizio Calcagni is working on our research platform.

  • ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017

    The Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich was awarded place number 7 among 200 universities worldwide in the area "Veterinary Sciences".

  • Prevalence of Keratokonus much higher than previously reported

    The importance of screening eyes of children and adolescents greater than previously thought.

  • Switzerland`s first Down Syndrome eye health consultation

    Organized by the Light for Sight Foundation, Zurich

  • Genome Accessibility and Modification Group

    We would like to welcome Andrew Seeber and Michael Hauer on the CABMM Research Platform!

  • Intercontinental collaboration

    Synergistic research between Zurich and Los Angeles in the field of ophthalmology.

  • Ambizione Grant

    Dr. Sabine Kling receives Ambizione Grant.

  • Troutman Award for Dr. Sabine Kling

    5000 USD go to Sabine Kling for scientific publication.

  • Another group uses the CABMM Research Platform

    Aim of the Radiation Oncology Group is to improve cancer treatment in animals.  

  • Great success for Prof. Farhad Hafezi

    CABMM member Farhad Hafezi has been voted to be one of the Top 100 most influential people in the field of Ophthalmology!

  • Renewed approval of the CABMM!

    CABMM received renewed approval as official competence center of the University of Zurich!

  • Updated member section online!

    Please visit the revised CABMM Membership section and get further information about our members and network.

  • New research group on the CABMM Research Platform

    Ocular Cell Biology Group uses our Research Platform.

  • New CABMM Steering Committee member

    Prof. Dr. Janine Reichenbach as a new member of the CABMM Steering Committee.

  • AneuX project - Towards identifying imaging biomarkers for cerebral aneurysms

    CABMM members were successful to win a competitive grant in systems biology. The multidisciplinary team follows a holistic approach to improve understanding and clinical decision making for intracranial aneurysm.

  • CABMM Report 2012/2013 now available for download !

    We are pleased to provide you with our second official report of the Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine - the CABMM Report 2012/2013!

  • GLP Compliance at the CABMM

    GLP Compliance at the CABMM

  • Projects Magazine Article

    Published article about the Bone and Stem Cell Research Group.

  • New research field applicable for CABMM Start-up Grants

    Projects in the cardiovascular field can also be funded by a CABMM Start-up Grant now.

  • Dr. André N. Tiaden receives the SBMS President Award 2013

    Dr. André N. Tiaden was recently awarded the SBMS President Award for 2013

  • Research Media Ltd Article

    Research Media Ltd.

  • Dr. André N. Tiaden receives funding from the UZH Forschungskredit

    Dr. André N. Tiaden was recently awarded a research grant from the UZH Forschungskredit.

  • 2nd CABMM Symposium

    The next CABMM Symposium will take place November 17th 2011

  • Dr. Peter Richards receives SNF Funding

    Dr. Peter J. Richards was recently awarded a research grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

  • Histology for and with researchers

    Histology for and with researchers.

  • First CABMM Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

    The CABMM created a Scientific Advisory Board that will meet and evaluate the CABMM for the first time in November 2010.

  • CABMM receives grant for funding research projects

    The CABMM is now able to support research projects of its members in the musculoskeletal field with the amount of CHF 300'000.- per year.

  • Dr. Peter Richards new scientific director of the CABMM

    Dr. Peter Richard accepted to be the new scientific director of the CABMM.

  • Dr. Silke Mark joins CABMM

    Dr. Silke Mark new managing director of the CABMM

  • Synthes is supporting the CABMM

    Synthes is supporting the CABMM

  • CABMM now in operation

    After approval of the University Board of Directors and the 1st constitutive meeting of the plenum, the CABMM is now in operation.