Institute of Integrative Biology
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Institute of Integrative Biology

Major in Ecology and Evolution

Ecology, Evolution, Infectious Disease


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The interactions among organisms, including those between host and parasite, pollinator and plant, or invasive and native species, determine the properties and functions of biological systems. These interactions are best characterized using a systems approach that integrates all aspects of the biology, ecology, and evolutionary history of the interacting organisms. The main research objectives of the Institute of Integrative Biology Zurich are to further the understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes that affect interactions between organisms and biological systems and to develop new approaches to address key questions related to infectious diseases. IBZ teaches students the necessary concepts and methods of ecology, population and evolutionary biology to contribute to human health and the sustainable use of biological diversity in a changing environment.

Our institute belongs to the Department of Environmental System Sciences and consist of ten professorships and several associated units.



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