The Interface Group is part of the
Institute of Physiology at the University of Zurich. Its vision is to answer fundamental questions of physiology and address clinical needs through the convergence of engineering, biological and medical research. We combine computational techniques with experimental methods to establish comprehensive models of investigated systems. The tools used in our research include, but are not limited to, computational fluid dynamics, structural finite element analysis, micro-computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and live cell microscopy.
Our current studies address challenges posed by pathologies in the kidneys, the brain and the cardiovascular system.
September 21, 2018
Lena Wiegmann receives a European Society of Artificial Organs PhD Award for her research on hemocompatibility in ventricular assist devices.
Lena Wiegmann receives PhD award
Lena Wiegmann, graduate of The Interface Group, receives the Silver ESAO-PhD Award 2018 for her achievements and her PhD thesis on
„ Computational and Experimental Investigations of Hemocompatibility in Ventricular Assist Devices”.
She was given the award during the opening ceremony of the XLV Annual Congress of the European Society for Artificial Organs in Madrid on September 12, 2018.
March 14, 2018
"Functional polarity of microvascular brain endothelial cells supported by neurovascular unit computational model of large neutral amino acid homeostasis" was published in
Frontiers in Physiology. more
New article published
“Functional polarity of microvascular brain endothelial cells supported by neurovascular unit computational model of large neutral amino acid homeostasis” by Mehdi Taslimifar was published in
. Frontiers in Physiology
February 3, 2018
David Granjon, post-doc at the Inteface Group, wins the Best Poster Award at the 2018 annual NCCR Kidney.CH retreat.
David Granjon wins poster award
David Granjon, post-doc at the Inteface Group, won the Best Poster Award at the 2018 annual NCCR Kidney.CH retreat for his contribution titled “A web-based application of calcium and phosphate homeostasis”. He therein described his work on the development of web-based physiological models as teaching tools, focusing on calcium-phosphate homeostasis as an example of a highly regulated physiological system that is challenging to teach.
December 13, 2017
"Virtual surgical planning, flow simulation and 3D electro-spinning of patient-specific grafts to optimize Fontan hemodynamics" was published in
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. more
New article published
“Virtual surgical planning, flow simulation and 3D electro-spinning of patient-specific grafts to optimize Fontan hemodynamics” by Dominik Siallagan and Diane de Zélicourt was published in
. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery