Nicole Ritz

PD Dr. med.
Nicole Ritz, PhD

Attending Physician Pediatrics & Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Head of Migrant Health Service

University Children's Hospital Basel

Phone +41 61 704 12 12



Research Focus

Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Area of Research

Diagnosis and prevention of tuberculosis in children. Cytokines and other biomarkers for the diagnosis and prognosis of infections. Infections among migrants and asylum seeking children and adolescents

Approved Research Projects



National Collaborations

-Prof. Prof. Nina Khanna, Leitende Ärztin, Leitung Transplantationsinfektiologie und ambulante Infektiologie, Forschungsgruppenleiterin, Universitätsspital Basel, University Basel

-Prof. Manuel Battegay, Chefarzt Infektiologie, Universitätsspital Basel, University Basel

-PD Dr. med. Adrian Egli, Head of Microbiology and Research Group Leader Department of Biomedicine, University Basel

-Prof. Julia Vogt, Depatrment of Mathematics and Computer Science University Basel

International Collaborations

-Prof. Marc Jacobsen; Arbeitsgruppe für Pädiatrische Pneumologie und Infektiologie, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf Klinik für Allgemeine Pädiatrie, Neonatologie und Kinderkardiologie,   Germany

-Prof. Tom H. M. Ottenhoff, MD, PhD ; Immunology and Immunogenetics of Bacterial Infectious Diseases, Dept. of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands

-Prof. Thorkild Tylleskär, Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Norway

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Prospective multicentre Swiss Study evaluating novel immunodiagnostic tests for childhood tuberculosis  (CITRUS study)
  • A Horizon 2020 funded project: Russian European Alliance for research among women, Children and adolescents impacted by HIV, TB and HCV (REACH)
  • Evaluation of novel immunodiagnostic tests for tuberculosis infection and disease in an adult HIV cohort in Switzerland (NOVDA study). 
  • A prospective national study on clinical aspects, diagnosis and treatment of childhood tuberculosis with the Swiss Paediatric Surveillance Unit (SPSU).

    Research Team

    Noemi Meier, MSc

    PhD Student

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    Sina Buser

    Master Student

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    Andrea Zelmer

    Laboratory Assistant

    Phone  +41 61 704 27 56


    Myriam Gmünder

    Master Student

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    Dr. Julia Brandenberger

    Research Physician, PhD Student

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