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    • 12 October 2020

      Electrophysiology Facility launches

      In a joint effort of the Department of Molecular Life Sciences of UZH and the Institute of Anatomy, as well as the Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition from the USZ and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Kidney.CH, we have launched the Electrophysiology Facility (e-phac).

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    • 9 September 2020

      Cancer drug can rebalance kidney function in a devastating genetic disease

      Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Zurich, including NCCR member Olivier Devuyst, have discovered that a drug newly approved for cancer improves kidney dysfunction in a mouse model of Dent disease 2 and Lowe syndrome.

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    • 2 July 2020

      NCCR member contributes to Science paper on uromodulin

      NCCR scientist & uromodulin expert Olivier Devuyst contributed to this Science paper on how #uromodulin helps fight off urinary tract infections.

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    • 23 June 2020

      NCCR scientists perform high-resolution imaging of calcium ion signaling in kidney cells

      A group of scientists at the University of Zurich, including the NCCR's own Andrew Hall, has shown that it is possible to perform imaging of Ca2+ signals at high resolution in the mouse kidney in vivo.

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    • 27 Mai 2020

      New X-ray contrast agent developed by UZH and NCCR researchers

      Researchers at the universities of Basel and Zurich, including Vartan Kurtcuoglu of the NCCR Kidney.CH, have developed a novel X-ray contrast agent called “XlinCA”.

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12 October 2020

Electrophysiology Facility launches

In a joint effort of the Department of Molecular Life Sciences of UZH and the Institute of Anatomy, as well as the Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition from the USZ and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Kidney.CH, we have launched the Electrophysiology Facility (e-phac).

Ion channels are vital for all living cells and organisms. In-vitro electrophysiological techniques (e.g. Patch-Clamp) are the gold standard to measure bioelectrical currents from single channels and cells. Unfortunately, most of the conventional in-vitro electrophysiological techniques require very costly and bulky equipment in addition to highly trained staff; hence, it is not affordable for many individual research groups.

The newly launched e-phac facility combines powerful in-vitro electrophysiology with image-based techniques in order to offer a comprehensive approach to study bioelectrical signaling in cells and tissues. In the future, the facility plans to extend their services towards high-throughput automated patch clamp, an essential platform to search for novel therapeutic approaches in the context of personalized medicine.

The facility is open to discussing new projects, and can be found at the Irchel Campus of UZH, Department of Molecular Life Sciences, room Y13 K52.

CONTACT
Email: ephac@mls.uzh.ch
WebLink: https://www.e-phac.uzh.ch/en.html