- Basic research with academic freedom
The Institute of Human Biology (IHB) is dedicated to research in organoids, human model systems and translational bioengineering. The institute bridges the gap between academic and pharmaceutical research, bringing together three cores: Exploratory research, Bioengineering, and Translation, supported by cutting-edge technology platforms.
As a part of Pharma Research & Early Development (pRED) at Roche, the IHB works closely with pRED scientists to translate its models and technologies into assays for drug development. The IHB is headed by Matthias Lütolf.
IHB scientists are active members of the scientific community and publish in numerous peer-reviewed journals.
We collaborate with leading academic and research institutions to complement our expertise, expand our capabilities, and tackle grand challenges in the field of human model systems.