Check out the latest video from the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) introducing the multi-investigator research project led by Prof Emma Slack, ETH Zurich. Two very serious diseases of newborns – namely, inborn errors of metabolism and neonatal sepsis – currently have high mortality rates, long-term consequences for child development and limited treatment options. The project seeks to develop novel intervention strategies for these diseases using advancements in microbiota bioengineering.

Botnar Research Centre for Child Health

Have a look at the video of the BRCCH introducing itself and its mission. It also includes some insights into the different research projects that have received funding in their multi-investigator project call in 2019.

SRF Puls on vaccine research

Watch the SRF Puls coverage on our research on Corona virus vaccines.

Impfung treibt Salmonellen in die Evolutions-Falle

Schädliche Darmbakterien mutieren und machen uns so das Leben schwer. Doch die Mutationen könnten ihnen auch zum Verhängnis werden.

A rationally designed oral vaccine induces immunoglobulin A in the murine gut that directs the evolution of attenuated Salmonella variants

Intestinal antibodies (IgA) can exert selective pressure on intestinal bacteria. Via oral vaccines, we can manipulate these selective pressures to force evolution of Salmonella that are impaired in transmitting disease. This new vaccination strategy could be used to prevent disease caused by antibiotic-resistant intestinal bacteria.

NCCR women: Emma Slack, Immunologin

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women's right to vote in Switzerland, the NCCR has launched a campagin introducing female researchers in Switzerland.

Spark Award Nomination 2020

Watch the video and learn more about evolutionary trap vaccines.

Joining forces at ETH Zurich for a covid-19 vaccine

Read Tim's post on how ETH joined forces to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

Research into drugs and vaccines to combat COVID-19

Find out more about COVID-19 research in our group and within ETH Zurich

Die Mikroben-Versteherin

Fighting Salmonella and E.coli in pigs

Salmonellen ausbooten

Latsis Prize 2017

Emma Wetter Slack receives the ETH Zurich Latsis Prize 2017 for her research on the development of oral vaccines against Salmonella in livestock. Watch the video to find out more.