Institute of Neuropathology

The work at our institute consists to a large extent of the diagnosis of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system as well as the skeletal musculature. We cooperate with neurology, neurosurgery, other clinical disciplines and general pathology. We are also the National Reference Center for Human Prion Diseases (NRPE) and carry out cerebrospinal fluid and tissue diagnostics for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease for the whole of Switzerland. We conduct research in the fields of prions, neurodegeneration and the development of cancer in the nervous system.

Institute of Neuropathology

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

Our strengths

  • Institutional networking of state-of-the-art diagnostics with cutting-edge research (basic research and translational research)
  • Application and development of modern examination methods
  • Close interdisciplinary coordination
  • High quality, guaranteed by specialists
  • Careful indication of special examinations
  • Direct contact with the attending physicians
  • Quality management
  • Sustainable basic, further and advanced training


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