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Shaping the future of pediatric medicine

The University Children’s Hospital is an independent institution with a 150-year history of successful pediatric research and an official teaching and research mandate from the University of Zurich. As the largest academic pediatric hospital in Switzerland, we are working tirelessly to translate today’s pediatric research into tomorrow’s standard of care.



The Division of Infectiology covers the entire spectrum of infectious diseases in children and adolescents in primary care and in cutting-edge medicine. The main focus of our research are infectious diseases in children and adolescents in oncological patients as well as in patients with immunodeficiencies, transplant recipients, and those with congenital heart defects. We participate in national and international studies on the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infections. Our experimental work is dedicated to translational medicine and thus to improved pathogen diagnostics, therapy, and prevention of infections. In addition, we are investigating the development and possible prophylaxis and therapies of tumors caused by infection with Epstein-Barr virus.


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