Health Research Hub
Scientific exchange and collaboration are key to successful research.
With the newly founded Health Research Hub, we establish and promote interdisciplinary research in the field of health. Embedded within the department of life sciences and facility management (LSFM) and driven by researchers from each institute, the Health Research Hub
- connects different research groups within ZHAW
- stimulates their cooperation
- and creates a network around health-related research.
Funded collaborative projects
Computational literature-based natural product drug discovery
Natural products such as medicinal plants and extract mixtures have successfully supported the discovery of pharmaceuticals. Medically relevant products and their properties are often found through systematic analysis of the literature. In 1980s Swanson found hidden links between pieces of knowledge in the scientific literature by a manual ...
Silent pathway awakening to discover novel antibacterial compounds from actinomycetes
There is a tremendous need for novel antibiotics due to the global resistance crisis. Actinomycetes are the most important sources of secondary metabolites. They provide an enormous potential to discover novel antibiotics. Actinobacteria remain an underexploited reservoir of interesting products, especially regarding new compounds because genomic ...
Engineered bacteriophages for the control of E. coli O157
Bacteriophages (phages) represent a very promising alternative to antibiotics to combat infections caused by Shiga Toxin producing E. coli O157. In this research project, two different O157-specific bacteriophages will be genetically engineered to effectively control E. coli O157. In addition, a scalable setup for phage propagation in bioreactors ...
Fighting bites with bytes: Promoting public health with crowdsourced tick prevention
Ticks are on the rise and transmit several infectious diseases, leading to serious illness or even death. The smartphone App “Zecke–Tick Prevention helps people, to remember the tick bite location and to check it for potential Lyme disease symptoms. In an interdisciplinary approach, ZHAW-scientists want to find out more about spatial tick risks. ...
InnoBUN - Development and application of a multifunctional sourdough in buns
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-18488
Gerber, Nicole; Stuber, Kurt; Baacke, Lars,
Smits, Theo H.M.; Duffy, Brion; Blom, Jochen; Ishimaru, Carol A.; Stockwell, Virginia O.,
Archives of Microbiology.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-17805
Gerber, Nicole; Kuchen, Oliver;
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-4789
Pestoni, Giulia; Krieger, Jean-Philippe; Sych, Janice Marie; Faeh, David; Rohrmann, Sabine,
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-3143
The Health Research Hub is driven by a scientific committee and supported by a programme manager: