Switzerland Basel

University of Basel

University Children's Hospital UKBB

Brief Overview

The University Children’s Hospital Basel is committed to Paediatric Research in order to prevent disease and improve diagnosis, therapy and healthcare. Our goal is to foster clinical, basic and translational research in our main research areas of human biology – the lung, the brain, the musculoskeletal system and the immune system. Our research is international and supported by several research initiatives.  The research includes active focus on research excellence as a top priority, promotion of young researchers and networking with other parties for the need of research in Paediatrics. We are specially focused on developmental physiology, asthma and bioinformatics.

Research Areas

Asthma\Environmental medicine and lung diseases\Epidemiology\Paediatrics\Spirometry

Host center eligibility

Global fellowships (return phase only)\ European fellowships

Research infrastructure/facilities

Paediatric lung function lab for children and infants
Epidemiology and statistical knowledge
Pediatric clinical trial unit
Computational physiology group and bioinformatics

Research funding/Resources

Swiss National Science Foundation
Botnar Research Foundation

Links to non-academic sector

Clinical environment at the Children’s Hospital, UKBB, Basel
Botnar Research Center Child Health, BRCCH

Experience hosting international researchers, career development & training programmes, outreach activities

Long-established research experience in paediatric pulmonology, particularly in the field of asthma and developmental physiology and computational physiology. We are running a birth cohort study (BILD) investigating genetic and environmental influences on infant lung development and we are interested in the mathematical modelling of complex airway diseases. We have hosted several international Post-Doc Researchers and visiting professors from France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, The Netherlands, Australia, Venezuela, Japan, China and the US.

HR Excellence in Research – EU award


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