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Our research is being carried out at three locations: Campus Schlieren, Campus Balgrist and at the Department of Rheumatology (Gloriastrasse 25 in Zürich).
While the clinical side of our department aims at a high level of treatment and care along the whole spectrum of Rheumatology, our research focuses on following diseases:
The main research targets are always translational, therefore the same targets appear in clinical research as well as in molecular biology reseach programs. Generally, national and international registers exist for the main targeted diseases. These registers are of great importance for the clinical and the pre-clinical translational research.
Our research groups have been distinguished as “Center of Excellence” by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).
At the moment we have 9 research groups under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Oliver Distler. The principal investigator of each group is a scientifically independent and, as a rule, habilitated scientist. Three of our groups have a clinical focus, while the other six are of a molecular biology / translational nature.
Research field: SSc, fibrosis and autoimmunity
Tel. +41 44 255 29 77
Research field: Arthritides / Spondyloarthritides
Tel. +41 44 255 29 58
Clinical Trials (German)
Tel. +41 44 255 34 82
Tel. +41 44 255 86 22
Research field: Modic Changes, CRPS, 3D-Skin
Tel. +41 44 510 75 13
Research field: Mechanism of multiorgan remodelling in SSc
Tel. +41 43 253 30 13
Research field: Towards precision medicine in SSc
Tel. +41 44 255 21 16
Research field: Epigenetic reprogramming
Tel. +41 43 253 31 70
Research field: The role of synovial fibroblasts in RA
Tel. +41 43 253 31 71
Tel. +41 44 255 57 37
Tel. +41 44 25 52977
Tel. +41 43 253 31 73
Campus SchlierenUniversity Hospital ZürichCenter of Experimental RheumatologyBio-Technopark SchlierenWagistrasse 148952 SchlierenDirections
Campus BalgristUniversity Hospital ZürichCenter of Experimental RheumatologyCampus BalgristWet lab level WLengghalde 58008 ZürichDirections
Department of RheumatologieUniversity Hospital ZürichDepartment of RheumatologyGloriastr. 25 8091 Zürich Directions, Map (PDF)
We recruit PhD candidates via the Life Science Zurich Graduate School (Integrative Molecular Medicine (imMed) program).