IDEA League Student Grant
The IDEA League student grant is designed to enhance the research collaboration between students and PhD students of the participating universities.
- at least 2 months before the planned start
- Students who require a visa (Visa check) should submit their application earlier, because the visa application process may take up to 3 months and cannot be started without the official confirmation of the Student Exchange Office.
Nomination by home university
Contact the responsible office at your home university in order to find out about the requirements for participation, the application deadlines at your home university, the required documents, etc.
Important: Nomination for an exchange is subject to the approval of your home university.
Information about the application (PDF, 334 KB)
The link to the online application is contained in the document.
Contact person at ETH Zurich
Andrea Rothenbühler, Tel +41 44 632 92 97
Open research projects at ETH
The following projects published at ETH are open for students from the IDEA League partner universities. More projects can be found on sirop.org
May 16, 2017
How can propionibacterium acnes cause back pain?
The aim of this project is to identify molecular mechanisms that may be explain pain development upon bacterial infection of the intervertebral disc, specifically by propionibacterium acnes.Read more
May 14, 2017
Engineering the Diabetic Tendon Microenvironment
This project aims to engineer a synthetic hydrogel-based cell niche that mimics key aspects of the diabetic tendon extracellular matrix. Patient-derived tendon fibroblasts will be used to construct a more physiologically relevant three-dimensional (3D) model.Read more
May 14, 2017
The role of tendon matrix composition in regulating tenocytes fate: A tissue engineering approach.
The goal of this project is to create a 3D in vitro model to study tendon cell-ECM interaction using collagen gels and primary rat tenocytes.Read more
May 14, 2017
Tendon-on-a-Chip: Developing and characterizing a multi-channels microfluidic device for studying tendon biology
This goal of this project is to refine and characterize a novel approach in designing microfluidic networks that allow to host tendon-like micro-tissue structures for long-term culturing experiments under mechanical stimulation.Read more
May 12, 2017
Master's project and thesis work opportunity on electrochemical energy storgae (battery) research
Area: Interdisciplinary research at the intersection of chemistry, materials science and electrochemistry with focus on materials development and their electrochemical evaluation for the advancement of safe, inexpensive, and high energy density aqueous and nonaqueous rechargeable batteries.Read more
May 11, 2017
Flowability improvement of fine powder using atmospheric pressure plasma
Low temperature plasmas are a versatile tool for non-equilibrium chemistry. In this work, we try to generate nanoparticles using atmospheric pressure plasma to enhance powder flowability. The goal is to find a way to change the industrial batch process to a continuous process.Read more
Apr 24, 2017
Synchrotron light illuminates artificial photosynthesis: A glimpse into solar water splitting
You are a chemist, physicist or material scientist who thinks renewable energy is this century's key technology? You are curious about other research than batteries? You are driven by curiosity and a desire to understand materials? You have a passion for spectroscopy? Then here you are right!Read more
Mar 25, 2017
Changes in the expression of mechanosensors with age and degeneration
This project will investigate whether and how the expression of a specific group of mechanosensors – the TRP Channels – changes with age and degeneration in the human intervertebral disc. Methods used in this project will include qPCR, immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting to investigate expressioRead more
Feb 13, 2017
Automated identification of two-dimensional crystals based on optical contrast difference
The goal of this project is to develop an automated setup that is able to identify flakes of different thicknesses on Si/SiO2 substrates by analyzing the difference in optical contrast between the crystals and the substrate.Read more
Jan 25, 2017
The role of early trauma on bone structure
In this project, the effects of early trauma on bone structure will be analyzed by microCT.Read more
Jan 23, 2017
Insilico Cell Mechanics: Finite Element Modelling of cell behaviour in mechanical characterisation
In our group we experimentally analyze the resistance of cells to substrate deformations. In the present project we plan to generate a finite element model of the cell response to biaxial stretching and use it to estimate cell stiffness from the experimental outcomes.Read more
Jan 22, 2017
Development of smart, antimicrobial implant coatings for open fracture stabilization
This project will combine literature review with experimental work, with the overall goal to develop smart, antimicrobial implant coatings.Read more
Jan 19, 2017
Recording in real-time: development and implementation of real-time 3D tracking algorithms for observation of biological samples.
The spatio-temporal changes of a living organism happen in real time. Observation of these changes is highly challenging even with cutting edge recording techniques. We are aiming to push this limit with our recently developed functional imaging platform.Read more
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