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