Recent Graduations at the GCB

March 28, 2019:
Olivier Friedli, PhD in Immunology
lnstitute of Pathology
Supervisor: PD Dr. Stefan Bernd Freigang
Thesis: «Impact of mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 on the generation and functionality of distinct T lymphocyte subsets»

March 28, 2019:
Sylvia Meryl Nyilas, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy (MD, PhD)
Department of Paediatric Pulmonology at the Inselspital Bern
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Latzin
Thesis: «Comparison of different approaches to analyse lung diseases with imaging and functional methods»

March 26, 2019:
Jonas Paul Koch, PhD of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department for BioMedical Research
Supervisor: PD Dr. Michaela Medova
Thesis: «Characterization of a novel putative ATM/ATR/DNAPK phosphorylation site on the MET receptor tyrosine kinase»

March 14, 2019:
Bettina Salome Trüeb, PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Kuhnert
Thesis: «Host-pathogen interaction and underlying genetics of porcine mycoplasmas»

March 08, 2019:
Elena Wernicke von Siebenthal, PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Segner
Thesis: «It is all about priorities: Interactions between the reproductive system and the immune system in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)»

March 07, 2019:
Stergios Christodoulidis, PhD in Biomedical Engineering
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stavroula Mougiakakou
Thesis: «Lung Pattern Analysis using Artificial Intelligence for the Diagnosis Support of Interstitial Lung Diseases»

February 26, 2019:
Dorota Magdalena Dudka, PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Department for BioMedical Research, Radio-Onclogy
Supervisors: PD Dr. Kathrin Zaugg & PD Dr. phil. nat. Michaela Medova
Thesis: «Unravelling the molecular response to dose-rate and delivery time of ionising radiation in 2D vs 3D cell culture»

February 22, 2019:
Insa Christina Severine Korten, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy (MD,PhD)
Department of Paediatrics (Pneumology), Bern University Hospital
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. med.,Dr. phil. Philipp Latzin
Thesis: «The microbiota, viruses and lung function in the first year of life in infants with cystic fibrosis and healthy controls»

February 22, 2019:
Katharina Grafinger, PhD of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Institute of Forensic Medicine
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weinmann
Thesis: «New Psychoactive Substances- Studies on their metabolism and cytotoxicity»

February 20, 2019:
Paul Engeroff, PhD in Immunology
Inselspital, Department of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergology
Supervisors: PD Dr. Monique Vogel and Prof. Dr. Martin Bachmann
Thesis: «On the interaction of IgE with its two receptors FcεRI and CD23»

February 11, 2019:
Livia Niklaus, PhD of Science in Cell Biology
Institute of Cell Biology
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Volker Heussler
Thesis: «Host cell autophagic and lysosomal defence mechanisms against the Plasmodium liver stage and parasite evasion mechanisms»

February 04, 2019:
Alexandra Julie Malbon, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy (DVM, PhD)
Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Zurich
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Anja Kipar
Thesis: «In Situ Dissection of the Virus-Cell and Cell-Cell Interplay in Granulomatous Lesions in Feline Infectious Peritonitis»

February 01, 2019:
Dimitrios Damopoulos, PhD in Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Guoyan Zheng
Thesis: «Machine Learning-based Medical Image Computing for the Skeletal System: Detection, Segmentation and Disease Diagnosis»

February 01, 2019:
Fauzy Negiub Ali Nasher, PhD of Science in Cell Biology
Institute for Infectious Diseases
Supervisor: PD Dr. Lucy Jane Hathaway
Thesis: «Specific peptide recognition by Streptococcus pneumoniae to detect and respond to other bacterial species of the nasopharyngeal microbiota»