The SOLA-Stafette is a bit of an ‘institution’ in Zürich, and again this year the KrauthammerLab is taking part! We are running the 114.7 kilometres (2’747 m in altitude) in aid of Cancer Research at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Zurich, and we would welcome all donations through the below link.
Please support our efforts with an amount big or small: https://engage.uzhfoundation.ch/Claudia-Stenger/sola2023
The Stafette is made up of 14 legs of different lengths, divided up among our 14 team members.
Last week, our Lab went to the Zoo of Zurich and had a nice Christmas dinner with Fondue at “Chäsalp”.
First, we spent the afternoon in the zoo where we could observe many interesting animals.
Queen of animals Fun fact: Penguins are not able to pick up fish from the ground by themselves A hungry tiger A super cute red panda After the zoo visit, we went to the near located restaurant “Chäsalp” from where we had a nice view over the city.
Hiking through the May fog.
This is how our lab gatherings look like during the pandemic.
The newly formed department of Quantitative Biomedicine, which the Krauthammer lab is part of, celebrated a kick-off meeting in October in which all groups gathered together. In an initial speech, Prof. Dr. Bodenmiller and Prof. Dr. med. Michael Krauthammer welcomed everyone and talked about the mission of the department on developing the future of Precision Medicine.
In this new department we have four extremely interesting labs working together. Prof. Dr. Magdalini Polymenidou, appointed Associated Professor for Biomedicine, works in Molecular Pathogenesis of Neurodegeneration.
Whereas our first Lab outing toured the old city center, our second excursion explored Zurich’s lake.
Our day began at the head of the Limmat, where Zurich meets the lake, at Terrasse Restaurant. Over brunch we met the day’s party, which included partners, children, and one dog. We soaked up the late summer sunshine while chatting over croissants, eggs, and homemade jams.
Lab Outing Brunch. After brunch, we walked south along the Quaianlagen, the pedestrian promenade along the east bank of the lake.
The first group activity of our newly founded group was to take a walk in the city we all work in and get acquainted with its history and lore.
The route that we walked through, during our lab outing. We gathered for breakfast at the prestigious Confiserie Sprüngli at Paradeplatz (1). After everyone finished their coffees we met our tour guide Andrea, a lovely Zürcherin. She was telling us about the history of the city as she led us through the narrow alleys from the Fraumünster (2) to the ruins of the ancient Roman thermal baths (3).