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Section of Cell Physiology and Cellular Engineering

Porträtfoto Jack Rohrer
«Curiosity is always the first step to solving a problem.» Galileo Galilei

Prof. Dr. Jack Rohrer, group leader

Welcome

Group photo Cell Physiology and Cellular Engineering, from the left: Rohrer Jack, Filippi Bruno, von Balthazar Leopold, Keller Abu Seda Bettina, Pally Jenny

The research of the group of Cell Physiology and Cellular Engineering covers a broad spectrum of cell biology with a focus on human stem cell research, cell-based assays/reporter systems, cellular engineering and immunology (generation of novel antibodies). We support the exchange of knowledge and technology transfer from academic research to applied biotechnology and work closely with various partners in the industry and at universities.

The group consists of a very dedicated and innovative team of experienced, long-time academic staff and students in the course of their training.

Area of expertise

We support our collaboration partners with a high level of competence in specific aspects of cellular biology.

An overview of our areas of expertise are listed below:

R&D and Services

Education

The group of Cell Physiology and Cellular Engineering gives lectures and trainings as part of the Bachelor's and Master's program in Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and supervise constantly semester, bachelor and master theses to project-specific and interdisciplinary topics .

More about our activities in teaching:

⇒ Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biotechnology

  • Biology 1 (Module Biology 1, 1st Sem.)
  • Biochemistry 1 (Module Chemistry 3, 3th Sem.)
  • Biochemistry 1 training (Module Chemistry 3, 3th Sem.)
  • Cell biology 1 (Module Biologie 3, 3th Sem.)
  • Training cellculture technology (Module Biology 3, 3th Sem)
  • Cell biology 2 Training (Module Elective Course 2, 6th Sem)

⇒ Master of Science (MSc) in Life Sciences

  • Cellular and molecular physiology (T8)
  • Drug formulation and biological test systems
  • Biodesign: Ways to active pharmaceutical ingredients

Team

News archive

Collaboration with Mibelle Group Biochemistry 11/16: (PDF 35,4 KB) to develop innovative cell-based assays using induced pluripotent stem cell lines derived at the ZHAW from healthy donors

Collaboration with BioVersys AG 05/16: (PDF 34,7 KB) development of a new cell line to improve the drug discovery process of Bioversys AG

Transfer Artikel 01/15 (PDF 107,7 KB): Stem cells to develop next generation therapeutics