Our research plan initially includes projects in the fields of neurology, body fluid homeostasis, and metabolism. The individual projects follow a translational research approach, from diagnosis to research of disease mechanisms to the development of novel therapeutic strategies to clinical trials.

Research module 1: Epileptic encephalopathies

Research module 2: Renal Fanconi syndrome

Research module 3: Metabolic Diseases

Raising awareness for rare diseases in Zurich and in Switzerland is an essential part of the program, as is furthering local, national, and international collaborations in various areas related to rare diseases.

Additional innovative clinical translational research projects are being funded through the "radiz Rare Disease Research Grant" program, which is open to all researchers from the University of Zurich.

radiz Rare Disease Research Grant