20 Feb 2019 SAVE THE DATE: 2019, August 13-16, 5th Annual ISEMPH Meeting in Zurich isemph 2019 The 5th Annual ISEMPH (International Society for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health) will take place August 13-16 2019 in Zurich. Further information about the Meeting here. More news 19.03.2019 The IEM Newsletter 14 (March 2019) has been published 14.03.2019 Adrian Jaeggi elected as Associate Editor of the Journal "Evolution, Medicine & Public Health" 04.03.2019 Patrick Eppenberger talk "Selected cases of congenital malformations and pathologies in a historical wet-specimen collection" at the First Workshop on Ancient Rare Diseases in Berlin (27.02 - 01.03.2019) 26.02.2019 New article "Morphology, pathology, and the vertebral posture of the La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neandertal" and UZH Media Press Release 22.02.2019 Seminars in Evolutionary Medicine, FS 2019 (27.02.2019-05.06.2019). Please be aware the room for the first two seminars has changed ! 06.02.2019 New book chapter "Musculoskeletal System" in The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Medicine 2019 06.02.2019 New article "Mummified proportionate dwarfs from the Valley of the Kings" 05.02.2019 Michael Habicht earned his doctoral degree 18.01.2019 David Etter elected as board member of Museologie.ch 14.01.2019 New article "Medieval women’s early involvement in manuscript production suggested by lapis lazuli identification in dental calculus" 05.12.2018 New article "Autopsing history: the Mummy of Charlemagne (c. 747 – 814 AD), Father of Europe" 26.11.2018 New article "Evaluation of lesion burden in a bone-by-bone comparison of osteological and radiological methods of analysis" 19.11.2018 SAVE THE DATE: 05.12.2018, IEM Mini-Symposium "The obstetrical dilemma and the evolution of human birth" 11.11.2018 New article "Bronze Age population dynamics and the rise of dairy pastoralism on the eastern Eurasian steppe" 31.10.2018 New article "Changes in biological pathways during 6,000 years of civilization in Europe" 31.10.2018 Radio SRF 2 Kultur, Kontext "Ausgestorbene Tierarten": Drei Fragen an Frank Rühli 09.10.2018 Monday, October 8th, 21:05 o'clock short documentation about the Medical Collection on PULS (SRF 1) 01.10.2018 Frank Rühli at the Zürich Film Festival "Grenzen der Genforschung - Talk zum Film GENESIS 2.0", Monday 01.10.2018 29.09.2018 New article "Prostate Cancer Incidence is Correlated to Total Meat Intake– a Cross-National Ecologic Analysis of 172 Countries" 26.09.2018 New article "Greater family size is associated with less cancer risk: an ecological analysis of 178 countries" 22.09.2018 New article "Nonhuman primates across sub-Saharan Africa are infected with the yaws bacterium Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue" 22.09.2018 New article "Ratio of mitochondrial to nuclear DNA affects contamination estimates in ancient DNA analysis" 22.09.2018 Radiointerview "Warum haben Männer Brustwarzen?" by Frank Rühli at Radio SRF 1 Treffpunkt 22.09.2018 Meeting deutschsprachige Forschende im Bereich der Evolutionsmedizin, September 13/14th 2018 in Zurich 13.09.2018 New article "Ancient genome-wide analyses infer kinship structure in an Early Medieval Alemannic graveyard" and interview "Paläogenetik: Multikulti unter Alemannen" 11.09.2018 Monday, September 10th, 21:05 o'clock short documentation about the Medical Collection on PULS (SRF 1) 06.09.2018 Annual Retreat URPP Evolution in Action 2018: Presentations by IEM-members 02.09.2018 22nd European Meeting of the Paleopathology Association (PPA), Zagreb 2018: Symposium and Lectures by IEM-members 01.09.2018 New article "Assessing Metagenomic Signals Recovered from Lyuba, a 42,000-Year-Old Permafrost-Preserved Woolly Mammoth Calf" 29.08.2018 Appointment of Prof. Dr. Adrian V. Jaeggi as Assistant Professor at the IEM 27.08.2018 New Publication "Univer-Cities: Strategic Dilemmas Of Medical Origins And Selected Modalities" 27.08.2018 Seminars in Evolutionary Medicine, HS 2018 (26.09.2018-09.01.2019) 23.08.2018 Frank Rühli appointed as a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network 23.08.2018 Frank Rühli elected as Founding Chair (Full Professor) of Evolutionary Medicine 22.08.2018 New Article "Egyptian Canopic Jars at the Crossroad of Medicine and Archaeology: Overview of 100 Years of Research and Future Scientific Expectations" 21.08.2018 Monday, August 20th, 21:05 o'clock short documentation about the Medical Collection on PULS (SRF 1) 11.07.2018 Frank Rühli examiner for a PhD defense on Paleooncology at the University of Coimbra 22.06.2018 Article "Historic Treponema pallidum genomes from Colonial Mexico retrieved from archaeological remains" and media response 22.06.2018 Impressions and program, 22.06.2018 Paläopathologisches Kolloquium "Missbildungen/malformations" 20.06.2018 New publication "Radiological findings in ancient Egyptian canopic jars: comparing three standard clinical imaging modalities (x-rays, CT and MRI)" 12.06.2018 Impressions and program, 18.06.2018 Symposium "Research on ancient human mummies: Canopic Jars and beyond" 05.06.2018 Article "Ancient genomes reveal a high diversity of Mycobacterium leprae in medieval Europe" and media response 17.05.2018 The IEM Newsletter 13 (May 2018) has been published 14.05.2018 11.05.2018: Newspaper-article about the Medizinmuseum in the Zürichsee-Zeitung 13.05.2018 Research on full body scans covered by Tagesanzeiger 24.04.2018 Katherine van Schaik successfully defend her dissertation at the Harvard University, Department of the Classics 23.04.2018 SAVE THE DATE: 23.05.2018, IEM-Symposium "Towards the origins of leprosy: molecular approaches to understand one of mankind's oldest diseases" 13.03.2018 New publication "Ladies first: Female and male adult height in Switzerland, 1770–1930" 09.03.2018 Habilitation for Kaspar Staub 22.01.2018 Seminars in Evolutionary Medicine, FS 2018 (14.02-23.05.2018) 10.01.2018 19.01.2018 Paläopathologisches Kolloquium "Trauma und Traumafolgen" 08.01.2018 "Die 1000 Frauen des Pharao" by ARTE, research by scientists/archeologists from the University of Basel and the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine 22.11.2017 Seminartalk "Development of obesity and what we can do against it" from Prof. Dr. Thomas Lutz is postponed to 10.01.2018 02.11.2017 Virtual exhibition "Die Geburtszange von Smellie" 25.10.2017 IEM-research on the canopic jars covered by LE TEMPS 04.10.2017 Medical Collection: New webpage with a new logo 03.10.2017 IEM Event: Learning from the past for the present and the future 17.09.2017 Morphological Variability Assistant Professorship Symposium (Sept 27, 2017) program published 12.09.2017 The IEM Newsletter 12 (Aug 2017) has been published 13.08.2017 Frank Rühli elected research council of the state museums in South Tyrol 07.07.2017 New IEM-study on a 2,000 Year old β-thalassemia case in Sardinia published in AJPA 05.07.2017 New pictures at the Photogallery of the Medical Collection 09.06.2017 Frank Rühli commented on mummy research in the NY Times 18.05.2017 IEM member Martin Häusler and his research covered in a long report by the Washington Post 06.04.2017 Concept of the Medical Collection is now accessible online 17.02.2017 Frank Rühli awarded Adjunct Professor of the Adelaide Medical School 09.02.2017 IEM Spring Seminars 2017 03.02.2017 Assistant Professorship Morphological Variability 23.01.2017 IEM-research on Jürg Jentasch covered by Die Zeit 16.01.2017 Francesco Galassi listed among the Forbes "Science and Healthcare 30 Under 30" in Europe 12.12.2016 IEM member Franceso Galassi awarded Corresponding Academic of the Rubiconia Accademia dei Filopatridi 09.12.2016 The IEM Newsletter 11 (Dec 2016) has been published 09.12.2016 Dec 9 2016: Mini-Symposium - Transdisciplinary research on ancient mummified tissue 14.10.2016 The IEM featured in SRF Einstein 11.10.2016 Evolutionary Medicine at the World Health Summit 30.08.2016 Open PhD Position - Evolution of the human microbiome 22.08.2016 New IEM publication on the evolution of obesity in Switzerland 12.08.2016 Newest IEM Newsletter published! 03.08.2016 Paleogenetics Assistant Professorship Symposium (Sept 1, 2016) program published 03.08.2016 New worldwide study on adult height in eLife with IEM contribution 26.07.2016 New review article by IEM-member Irina Morozova in "DNA Research" 23.06.2016 Spring Semester Paleopathological Colloquium on Leprosy 19.06.2016 New IEM co-authored publication in Cell Metabolism! 13.06.2016 New IEM publication on Archaeogenetics in evolutionary medicine 13.06.2016 The submission for 2017 IEM grant applications is now open! 10.06.2016 URPP PHD-project grant success for the IEM! 05.05.2016 SGE annual assembly at the IEM 05.05.2016 Talks on Paleoradiology in Croatia 24.04.2016 New publications by IEM affiliates and academic guests 24.04.2016 New IEM publication on teaching Evolutionary Medicine 11.04.2016 Lectio magistralis on palaeo-pathography by Francesco Galassi 01.04.2016 The IEM contributes to a Lancet study on global trends in BMI! 01.04.2016 Media report on Francesco Galassi and paleopathology at the IEM 08.03.2016 TV documentary on the IEM's research in the Valley of the Kings 07.03.2016 Available at the IEM: Assistant Professorship in Paleogenetics! 21.02.2016 Frank Rühli interviewed about evolution and coldness 21.02.2016 New IEM publication on small-area mapping of obesity among Swiss conscripts 17.02.2016 New IEM publication on risk to fragmented DNA from computed tomography 17.02.2016 New IEM publication on fight-or-flight in the ancient Egyptian novel sinuhe 17.02.2016 New publication on cholesterol levels among Swiss conscripts 10.02.2016 Spring 2016 IEM Seminar Series on Evolutionary Medicine 09.02.2016 New publication on identifications of royal mummies 09.02.2016 IEM Mini-Symposium on Obesity, March 16, 2016 01.02.2016 New IEM publication on a Botswana Mummy 26.01.2016 Research Assistant Imaging (MD) 11.01.2016 ISEMPH Meeting: Abstract Deadline approaching! 07.01.2016 The IEM welcomes Robert Martin and Maciej Henneberg as Academic Guests! 07.01.2016 Abigail Bouwman interviewed for TV documentary 28.12.2015 IEM in Sonntagszeitung 23.12.2015 Menzione speciale prize for F. Galassi 10.12.2015 New IEM Newsletter published 25.11.2015 URPP Evolution in Action pilot project grant 29.10.2015 Call for Manuscripts! 15.10.2015 Dwarfism by Il Veronese 13.10.2015 Frank Rühli elected as Associate Fellow of the Collegium Helveticum 23.09.2015 Detailed conference report in SAEZ 20.09.2015 New IEM publication 03.09.2015 Joint IEM Teaching with ZHDK 01.09.2015 Scientifica 2015 01.09.2015 IEM Publication 13.08.2015 Conference covered by media 13.08.2015 New IEM Newsletter released! 23.07.2015 2016 IEM Grant: Submission open now! 23.07.2015 SNSF short visit at Mailman School of Public Health 23.07.2015 New Plos One publication out now 23.05.2015 Anatomical Records Special Issue on Mummies 07.05.2015 AJPA-Paper as Research Highlight in Nature 06.05.2015 Completed PhD studies: Aaron Hermann 28.04.2015 New IEM article on height of pharaohs 23.04.2015 Athenaeum – Dietrich Götze Foundation for Culture and Science 23.03.2015 IEM Grant 2015 awarded! 02.03.2015 IEM sponsor of the Sustainability Week 17.02.2015 Frank Rühli elected as member of the EXCITE steering committee 14.02.2015 IEM publication on Iranian salt mummy 09.02.2015 Iranian salt mummy project funded by DFG! 12.01.2015 Museum of Medicine 24.12.2014 100 days IEM celebration 11.12.2014 New IEM-Newsletter out! 04.12.2014 Discover Magazine 27.11.2014 New publication in Scientific Reports 26.11.2014 Newest Trends in Overweight an Obesity 10.11.2014 Ancient cremated bones workshop 03.11.2014 Scapula Project funded 31.10.2014 Moulage Collection UZH/USZ: F. Rühli member of curatorium 29.10.2014 Reminder IEM Grant Submission 22.10.2014 New IEM publication in PLOS ONE 25.09.2014 Second SNSF success for the IEM 24.09.2014 SNSF Project approved! 23.09.2014 2015 IEM Grant submission open now! 02.09.2014 The IEM has officially started! 26.08.2014 New publication on human body height 22.08.2014 New IEM Webpage!