University of Zurich
Area of work: Biobanks
Role: Full Partner
Address: Steinwiesstrasse 75, Zurich, CH-8032, Switzerland
Role in RD-Connect:
Primary role in RD-Connect: management of databases of inborn errors of metabolism. Management of knowledgebase of inborn errors of metabolism (IEMBASE).
The University of Zurich (UZH) with its 26,000 enrolled students is Switzerland’s largest university. Founded in the year 1833, UZH was Europe’s first university to be established by a democratic political system; today, UZH is one of the foremost universities in the German-speaking world. Made up of seven faculties covering some 100 different subject areas, the University offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs. In addition, UZH’s continuing education programs offer excellent learning opportunities. As a member of the “League of European Research Universities” (LERU), the University of Zurich belongs to Europe’s most prestigious research institutions. Numerous distinctions highlight the University’s international renown in the fields of medicine, immunology, genetics, neuroscience and structural biology as well as in economics. To date, the Nobel Prize has been conferred on twelve UZH scholars. The academic excellence of the University of Zurich brings benefits to both the public and the private sectors not only in the Canton of Zurich, but throughout Switzerland. Knowledge is shared in a variety of ways: in addition to granting the general public access to its twelve museums and many of its libraries, the University makes findings from cutting-edge research available to the public in accessible and engaging lecture series and panel discussions. The University Children’s Hospital, Division of Metabolism specialises in diagnosis and management of inherited metabolism disorders.