Competence Center for Systems Physiology and Metabolic Diseases

Competence Center for Systems Physiology and Metabolic Diseases

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February 2013 Ph.D. Program renamed «Molecular and Translational Biomedicine» (MTB): Our Ph.D. program «Systems Biology of Complex Diseases» has been renamed «Molecular and Translational Biomedicine» (MTB). This was decided by the CC-SPMD Executive Committee and approved by the Directors’ Conference of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School. The change of name became absolutely essential, because the research focus of the Competence Center CC-SPMD evolved more and more into molecular and translational biomedicine with projects ranging from basic molecular physiology and pathophysiology to translational sciences. New group leaders who work in this field already joined the CC-SPMD or will join in the near future. Furthermore, the new title ideally reflects the spirit of the education modules of the focus program «The Metabolic Basis of Disease» which is financed via the SNF/CRUS ProDoc Program since 2012.

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Welcome to the Competence Center for Systems Physiology and Metabolic Diseases (CC-SPMD), a multi-disciplinary research collaboration of ETH Zurich and University Zurich. The Center was created to bring the power of systems biology to physiology and medicine and to develop the scientific foundation for personalized medicine.

Disorders of metabolism such as obesity, diabetes and cancer are considered major health risks globally. With the completion of the sequencing of the genomes of several species including humans the challenge is now to systematically decipher and integrate the many different levels of biological information and to apply this newly gained knowledge towards a better understanding of these complex diseases.

The CC-SPMD’s mission is:

The CC-SPMD is built around research programs and technology platforms and brings together scientists from different disciplines, including biology, computer science, chemistry and medicine. It comprises five large research programs:

The educational program of the CC-SPMD includes an international Ph.D. Program on «Molecular and Translational Biomedicine» as part of the Life Science Zurich Graduate School.


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