Institute of Neuropathology

Emergency 24h

The medical activities at the Institute of Neuropathology consist mainly of diagnostics aimed at elucidating diseasesof the central and the peripheral nervous system, as well as of skeletal muscle. This work is being carried out in collaboration with neurologists and neurosurgeons. In addition to tissue samples which are being taken from patients at the university hospital for diagnostic purposes, we furthermore study tissue biopsies from other hospitals which are being sent to us for a second opinion. The latter cases typically represent selected, diagnostically challenging problems.
In addition, we host the National Reference Center for Human Prion Diseases (NRPE) which coordinates the diagnostic activities in the field of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) in Switzerland.

Institute of Neuropathology

Universtity Hospital Zurich
Schmelzbergstrasse 12
8091 Zürich
Tel. +41 44 255 20 18

Our strengths

  • Unique institutional integration of most modern diagnostics with top research (basic and translational research)
  • Application and development of modern investigational techniques
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • High quality guaranteed by experts
  • Accurate assessment of individual cases requiring special examination
  • Direct contact with the attending physician
  • Quality management
  • Sustainable continuing education and on-the-job training

Adriano Aguzzi, Prof. Dr. med.

Director, Institute of Neuropathology
Director, University Center for Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Tel. +41 44 255 21 07

For patients

Tel. +41 44 255 20 18

For international patients

International Office
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 54 54

For referrals

Universtity Hospital Zurich
Institute of Neuropathology
Schmelzbergstrasse 12
8091 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 255 20 18