Dr. Simone Schürle, former postdoctoral scholar at LMRT, was appointed as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich and will now lead one of five groups at the newly created Institute of Translational Medicine. The institute was formally founded on 1 January 2017 and has been operational since this summer. The first head of the institute is Viola Vogel, Professor of Applied Mechanobiology. The other members are the professors Collin Ewald, Jörg Goldhahn and Michael Ristow. Their expertise covers a broad spectrum of medical research, from biomechanics and energy metabolism to biomedical micro and nanorobotics. One of the institute’s goals is to introduce scientific knowledge into clinics as quickly as possible.
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