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Swiss Universities Form Systems Biology Network with CHF 10M from Government

NEW YORK, June 30 (GenomeWeb News) - ETH Zurich and the universities of Basel and Zurich have teamed up for a Swiss network for systems biology, funded with CHF 10 million ($8 million) from the Swiss Universities Conference, ETH said last week.


The network, called SystemsX, will coordinate Swiss research and teaching activities in the area of systems biology. A Center of Biosystems Science and Engineering will be built in Basel, and a Cluster of Biosystems Science in Zurich. Other Swiss universities may also join the project.


The current funding will last until 2007, according to ETH.