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World's first Medical Chair in Human Lactology

World's first Medical Chair in Human Lactology

The world’s first medical professorship for human lactation research is set to be established at the University of Zurich/Switzerland. Initiated and funded by the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation through an endowment of 20 million Swiss francs, the aim of the professorship is to gain new insights into the composition of human milk and its functional properties.

As a complement to the endowed professorship at the University of Zurich, the Foundation is also funding a Chair for Human Lactology at the University of Western Australia in Perth where it will be established in the field of biochemistry.

"For the foundation, the two endowments are a significant first step in promoting scientific and public recognition of human milk nutrition. By anchoring these in medical and biochemistry faculties, we aim to ensure that a multidisciplinary approach to human milk research is applied at both universities", explains Michael Larsson, President of the Foundation Board.

Learn more about the chair at the University of Zurich in their media statement:

Media Statement

of the University of Zurich / Switzerland dated 7 July 2015