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Institute of Evolutionary Medicine
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190 Google Maps
CH-8057 Zurich
Switzerland

Tel: +41 44 635 01 11
Fax: +41 44 635 01 12
Email: info@iem.uzh.ch

News-Blog

  • The IEM has officially started!

    By September 1st, 2014 the former Centre for Evolutionary Medicine (ZEM) was upgraded to the new Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM). The new IEM is now officially running and all former ZEM and future IEM members are continuing their work. Thank you very much for your support in the past and the future!More...
  • New publication on human body height

    New ZEM/IEM publication in Annals of Human Biology on the changing distribution of human body height in Switzerland since the 19th century out now!More...
  • New IEM Webpage!

    The ZEM Webpage has now been updated to the official IEM Webpage!More...

Welcome!

Welcome to the official webpage of the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM). In September 2014 the former Centre for Evolutionary Medicine (ZEM) was upgraded to the new Institute of Evolutionary Medicine (IEM).

The IEM is a leading international and globally connected research, teaching and service institute which is part of the medical faculty at the University of Zurich. Researchers at the IEM analyse ancient biological material and associated data to better understand modern human health issues and diseases. Due to specialist scientific expertise, excellent infrastructure and state-of-the-art methods, researchers at the IEM are able to work on such interdisciplinary research questions as ‘How does the past (for example the evolutionary origins of diseases) inform the present and the future?’ in the context of the field of Evolutionary Medicine.

Find more basic information about the IEM under The Institute, its Vision, the Mission Statement or the Institute Structure.


Spotlight on our Activities:

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New ZEM/IEM publication in Annals of Human Biology on the changing distribution of human body height in Switzerland since the 19th century out now!

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