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Life Science Zurich Communication & Events

Scientists share knowledge

We inform the public about current research topics in the life sciences and at the same time facilitate dialogue with the public. Our goal is to make current scientific topics more accessible through personal contact with researchers.

We coonect school classes and other interested groups together with life science researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Scientists present their reserach topics and  answer questions.

Are you interested in a personal exchange with scientists? Do you have questions you would like to ask them directly? Get in touch with us!

  • Duration: 45 min. (1 lesson), 25 min. presentation and 20 min. discussion
  •  Format: usually virtual via Zoom (some exchanges are possible in person / on-site, these topics are marked with (*)
  •  Target group:s children (7 - 13 years), teenagers (14 - 18 years), adults
  •  Experts: Researchers (Master's students, doctoral students, post-doctoral students, lecturers, professors) at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich

You can register via email at


List of Topics

1. Human biology & Medicine

  Topic Key words Target audience
1.1 Fighting the enemy inside out: the implication of bacterial microbiota in invasive infection commensal, probiotics, innate immunity, pathogen, infection, antibiotic resistance, human upper respiratory tract Teenagers , adults
1.2 Gut microbiome, antibiotic resistance, vaccination, new vaccines Vaccine, antibiotics, bacteria, microbiota, metabolic diseases, neonatal health, salmonella, E. coli, breath analysis Children, teenager and adults


2. Engineering and Biology

  Topic Key words Target audience
2.1 Tissue Engineering substitutes, wound healing, macrophage, Regenerative Medicine and Immunotherapy Children, teenagers and adults


3. Environmental Sciences

  Topic Key words Target audience
3.1 Biodiversity (*) A brief history of life on planet Earth. Why are there so many species? Species depend on each other. The services of Biodiversity Children


4. Plant Sciences

  Topic Key words Target audience
4.1 Plant Microbiology plants, rhizosphere, bacteria, microorganism, agriculture Children, teenagers and adults


5. Palaeontology

  Topic Key words Target audience
5.1 Evolutionary Biology fossils, evolution, species, phylogenies, diversification, extinction Children, teenagers and adults


Weiterführende Informationen

Are you a researcher in the life sciences at ETH Zurich or the University of Zurich and are you interested in sharing your knowledge with the public?

Information for Scientists