GCB Symposia: Archive

2017

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Thursday, February 2, 2017
Time 08h30-18h15, followed by an Apéro
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, and Dept. of Physiology, Seminar Room 258, Bühlplatz 5, 3012  Bern
Coffee/Lunch
«Mensa Bühlplatz», Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3, 3012 Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Elsbeth Stern, Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction, ETH Zurich
Keynote Lecture
«The Challenge of Learning Transfer»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis
Mariana De Niz, PhD of Science in Cell Biology, Institute of Cell Biology, for her PhD thesis «Imaging of malaria: conserved mechanisms of Plasmodium sequestration and virulence factor export in rodents and humans»
GCB Slam Prize Winners
(1) Sabrina Burgener, Theodor Kocher Institute: «Suicided in the Paradise»; (2) Cristina Leoni, Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona: «When Mast Cells Play out of Key»; (3) Christina Rufener, Division of Animal Welfare, VPH Institute, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern: «Chickens, Eggs and Broken Bones»
Presenting Authors
50 talks, 156 posters, 12 slams

2016 GCB 10th Anniversary Symposium

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time 09h00-18h30, followed by an Apéro
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, and Dept. of Physiology, Seminar Room 258, Bühlplatz 5, 3012  Bern
Coffee/Lunch
«Mensa Bühlplatz», Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3, 3012 Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Piet Borst, MD,PhD, Division of Molecular Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Keynote Lecture
«Mammalian ABC-Transporters: From Multi-Drug Resistance to Inborn Errors of Metabolism»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis
Céline Ruegsegger, PhD in Neuroscience, Institute of Cell Biology, for her PhD thesis «Unraveling mechanisms of selective neuronal vulnerability in neurodegenerative diseases»
GCB Slam Prize Winners
(1) Xenia Ficht, Theodor Kocher Institute: «A Soldier With Sticky Fingers»; (2) Sreenath P. Kyathanahally, Dept. of Clinical Research, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM): «Quality Control of Brain Tumor Spectra»; (3) Miguelangel Cuenca, Institute for Infectious Diseases: «Gut Microbiota Dependent Salmonella: A Pathogen or a Commensal?»
Presenting Authors
30 talks, 186 posters, 15 slams

2015

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Wednesday, January  28, 2015
Time 09h00-18h00 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Coffee/Lunch
«Mensa Bühlplatz», Gertrud-Woker-Strasse 3, 3012 Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Eckhard Wolf, Chair, Gene Center, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Keynote Lecture
«Genetically Tailored Pig Models for Translational Biomedical Research»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis
Andreas Haeberlin, MD,PhD, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Cardiovascular Engineering, for his PhD thesis «Esophageal electrocardiography—Towards clinical implementation with focus on long-term rhythm monitoring»
Presenting Authors
48 talks, 157 posters

2014

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Wednesday, January  29, 2014
Time 09h00-18h00 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Horstemke, Chair, Institute of Human Genetics, Universitätsklinikum Essen, Germany
Keynote Lecture
«Epigenetic Control of Gene ExpressionGenomic Imprinting and Imprinting Defects»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis Andreas Boss, PhD, Department of Clinical Research, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM), for his PhD thesis «Application of multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the non-invasive investigation of skeletal muscle and liver metabolism»
Presenting Authors
48 talks, 145 posters

2013

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Time 09h00-17h30 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Walter J. Gehring, Biozentrum, University of Basel
Keynote Lecture
«The Evolution of Vision»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis Christian Martijn Schürch, MD,PhD, Department of Clinical Research, Tumor Immunology, for his PhD thesis «Immune surveillance of cancer stem cells in chronic myeloid leukemia»
Presenting Authors
48 talks, 138 posters

2012

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Time 09h00-17h30 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Galizia, Director, Zukunftskolleg, and Chair of Zoology and Neurobiology, University of Konstanz, Germany
Keynote Lecture
«What is Evidence in the Biological Sciences? Examples from Olfactory Research»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis Janine Rohrbach, PhD, Department of Infectiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, for her PhD thesis «The impact of HIV and antiretroviral therapy on Hepatitis C Virus infection»
Presenting Authors
48 talks, 117 posters

2011

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Friday, January 28, 2011
Time 09h00-17h00 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, various rooms), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Stan Gorski, PhD, Editor, The EMBO Journal, Heidelberg, Germany
Keynote Lecture
«A Behind the Scenes Look at Scientific Publishing»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis Conrad von Schubert, PhD, Div. Molecular Pathobiology, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern, for his PhD thesis «Studies on the host-pathogen interactions in Theileria-transformed leukocytes during host cell G2/M phase»
Presenting Authors
48 talks, 75 posters

2010

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Time 09h00-18h00 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, Lecture Room U113 & Foyer), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Gottfried Schatz, Biozentrum, University of Basel
Keynote Lecture
«What Science Isand What It Asks From Us»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis Eric Aeby, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for his PhD thesis «Conserved and unique features of selenocysteinyl-tRNASec formation in the parasitic protozoon Trypanosoma brucei»
Presenting Authors
18 talks, 142 posters

2009

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time 09h00-18h00 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, Lecture Room U113 & Foyer), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Baumann, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Bern
Keynote Lecture
«The Birth and Death of Proteins: A Structural Glimpse Into Translation Initiation and Protein Degradation»
GCB Award for Best PhD Thesis Lukas Stalder, PhD, Institute of Cell Biology, for his PhD thesis «About nonsense-mediated quality control mechanisms in mammals»
Presenting Authors
18 talks, 150 posters

2008

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Thursday, January 31, 2008
Time 09h00-18h00 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, Lecture Room U113 & Foyer), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
PD Dr. Stephen Ferguson, MEM Research Center, University of Bern
Keynote Lecture
«Spine Research: From Biomechanics to Mechanobiology»
Presenting Authors
18 talks, 92 posters

2007

Organizer Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences
Date Friday, March 16, 2007
Time 09h00-17h30 (whole day)
Venue University of Bern, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (DCB, Lecture Room U113 & Foyer), Freiestrasse 3, 3012  Bern
Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. Emilio Bossi, President, Working Group on Scientific Integrity of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
Keynote Lecture
«Integrity in Science»
Presenting Authors
18 talks, 42 posters