The Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences (LTK) is dedicated to performing highest-level research and teaching in translational and basic research.
Through its educational program, the staff of LTK introduces every year hundreds of Swiss and international scientists into the appropriate methodology for conducting humane and scientifically sound animal experiments in their respective research fields. This well-respected program follows the high standards of Swiss animal protection legislation and of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA). Advanced courses in specific topics provide further training for scientists.
In our research laboratory, we use preclinical models for research in immunological tolerance, thus bringing our knowledge to immediate use. We want to understand how immunological tolerance is established. Armed with this information we try to elucidate how it can be broken, leading to autoimmune diseases or as an approach towards new cancer immunotherapies.