to the official homepage of the Zentrum für Evolutionäre Medizin, UZH.
As a transdisciplinary bridge between the past, the present and the future, researchers at the ZEM will study the general evolutionary aspects of, e.g. disease aetiology (contributing factors such as lifestyle or infectious environmental factors) and disease patterns (prevalence, socio-economic stratifications, etc.). Primarily, musculoskeletal and joint diseases as well as the molecular evolution of disease pathogens will be studied.
Spotlight on our ongoing activities:
Spotlight on the ZEM imaging group and its research on the oral pathologies in mummies: The most recent ZEM publication on the oral pathologies of the Neolithic Iceman in the European Journal of Oral Sciences got published online on April 9th 2013. For more information refer to the official press release of the University or the homepage of the European Journal of Oral Sciences itself.
The Swiss Mummy Project (run by the ZEM) has now its own homepage! Take a look at http://swissmummyproject.ch/!
The ZEM in the current specialised press:
Bild der Wissenschaft, March 2012, Was macht eigentlich der Mumienforscher Frank Rühli?
New Scientist, March 2011, New Scientist March 2011 Homo civicus
New Scientist, January 2011, New Scientist Jan 2011 Death on the Nile