• SKINTEGRITY.CH is a collaborative research initiative, which brings together experts from different disciplines from Swiss and selected external institutions to address the following overarching aims:

  • •  To gain a mechanistic understanding of skin repair and disease using a highly interdisciplinary approach
    •  To develop novel approaches for improved diagnosis and treatment of impaired wound healing and inflammatory and malignant skin diseases
    •  To provide an interdisciplinary training for the next generation of scientists, clinicians and engineers

  • SKINTEGRITY.CH is based on the Zurich Initiative “SKINTEGRITY”, which was selected as flagship project of University Medicine Zurich in 2016 (visit their homepage here HMZ). Due to its remarkable success and positive evaluation of new projects, the program was recently prolonged and extended.


Lighting up LOX

The work of Matthew Aronoff et al. demonstrates how their invention of a reactive collagen peptide can light up lysyl oxidase (LOX) activity in remodeling collagen in vivo and in situ, as shown in stains of healthy skin and cancer sections. Read it here!

    Spark Award 2020

    Spark Award 2020

    SKINTEGRITY.CH member Prof. Helma Wennemers and Dr. Matthew Aronoff are the winners of the Spark Award 2020. The Spark Award is given for the most promising invention at ETH Zurich resulting in a patent application.


      EULAR Center of Excellence

      Based on the high output of high-quality publications in the last 5 years, the Department of Rheumatology USZ is granted a EULAR Center of Excellence in rheumatology for the years 2020-2025. We congratulate the department with this success!


      Social Media

      For the latest news on the developments in our consortium, you can now follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@skintegrityCH).


        Optoacoustic imaging

        A wonderful SKINTEGRITY.CH collaboration led to a publication about optoacoustic imaging of angiogenesis in healing wounds in Advanced Science. Read the full paper here.


          Young Investigator Award 2020

          We congratulate the awardees, Dr. Marco Pensalfini and Dr. Mateusz Wietecha, for the best publication in 2020!


            Skin bioengineering

            SKINTEGRITY.CH PIs Prof. Reichmann and Prof. Mazza collaborated for a paper in the June edition of Biomaterials by Adam Wahlsten et al. that investigates the influence of mechanical stimulation on proliferation and maturation of fibroblasts in human skin substitutes. Read it here!


              Biennial report USZ Dermatology

              The biennial report of the Dept. of Dermatology of the University Hospital Zurich was published. Reporting of the collaboration with SKINTEGRITY.CH appears on pp. 48-50. The report can be found here.

                New SKINTEGRITY.CH article on ETH News