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.
On October 28th, 2013 the ZEM published its research report on regional and socio-economic differences in Body Mass Index of the Swiss conscripts 2004-2012. The project has been funded by the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). The report can be downloaded from the official BAG webpage. For more information get in conatct with Kaspar Staub.
The Swiss Mummy Project (run by the ZEM) has now its own homepage! Take a look at http://swissmummyproject.ch/!