Course Catalog

A minimum of 6.0 ECTS is required for the PhD Program of the GCB (see also GCB website → «PhD Program» → «Course Work»). Suggested lectures and courses for PhD candidates are listed below, and are offered by the programs indicated in each right-hand column. Upon request it is also possible to select other lectures, courses, seminars, or summer schools.—ECTS of courses marked with an asterisk (*) will not count for the mandatory 6.0 credit points. Serial numbers refer to the electronic index of lectures «Core Teaching System» (CTS/KSL) of the University of Bern (see link at bottom of page).

Transferable Skills
Course Title
Additional Information Term ECTS Offered by
Basics of Ethics in Health Sciences Research SSPH+ special schedule 1.0 SSPH+ & GHS
Effective Grant-Writing for Young Scientists* GCB special schedule 0.5 GCB
English Courses* Academic
English Services
special schedules 0.0 Academic
English Services
Introduction to Systematic Literature Searching
next course to be announced
GCB special schedule 0.5 GCB
Presenting with Confidence* GCB special schedule 0.0 GCB
Project Management for Researchers* GCB special schedule max. 1.0 GCB
Scientific Communications for PhD Students GCB special schedule 2.0 GCB
Scientific Integrity
mandatory for all GCB candidates
GCB Fall, 2 hours 0.0 GCB
Scientific Writing*
free of charge for PhD candidates of the GCB
Inselspital special schedule 1.5 GCB
The Art of Lecturing* Inselspital special schedule 2.0 GCB
Molecular & Cell Biology
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Beyond genetic inheritance: Epigenetic gene regulation,
chromatin structure and nuclear organization
CTS/KSL 27339 Spring
3.0
MLS
Blood STUDMED (PDF, p. 2 & 3)
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch
Fall
2.0
Biomed Sciences
Cell Migration
fully booked for 2017 (waiting list in case of cancellations)
CTS/KSL 102642 November
2017: Dec 11-15
2.0
GCB
Cellular and Genetic Networks CTS/KSL 11470 Spring
3.0
MLS
Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy
Training Course
CTS/KSL 8512 bi-annually
in even years
1.0
with exam
GCB
DNA/RNA sequence analysis CTS/KSL 104219 Fall
3.0
Bioinformatics
DNA Sequencing and Mutation Analysis: Basics of Sanger
and Next Generation Sequencing
GCB November
2.0
GCB
Dynamics of Cellular Contacts: Cell adhesion and motility
CTS/KSL 2222 Fall
3.0
MLS
Genomics of Microorganisms CTS/KSL 405520 Spring 2nd half
1.5
MLS
Happy Cell – Book Club
«Molecular Biology of the Cell» by Bruce Alberts et al.
GCB special schedule
5.0
GCB
Molecular Biological Methods in Clinical Research
CTS/KSL 102760 January 2.0 GCB
Molecular Genetics of Model Organism Development
together with University of Fribourg
CTS/KSL 4582 Fall
3.0
MLS
Molecular Life Sciences Journal Club CTS/KSL 11502 Fall/Spring
every 2nd week
2.0
MLS
Principles of Nucleic Acids CTS/KSL 3019 Fall
1.5
Chemistry
RNA Biology I CTS/KSL 412058 Fall
3.0
MLS
RNA Biology II CTS/KSL 412073 Fall
3.0
MLS
Selected Topics of Cell Biology
Lecture & Seminar Series
IRB Bellinzona special schedule
3.0
IRB
Biochemistry
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Advanced Medicinal Chemistry – From Target to Drug CTS/KSL 3456 Spring
1.5
Chemistry
Applied MS Spectroscopy CTS/KSL 406196 Spring
1.5
Chemistry
Basic Medicinal Chemistry – Principles of Drug Action CTS/KSL 3021 Fall
1.5
Chemistry
Chemical Biology
CTS/KSL 3462 Spring
3.0
Chemistry
Chemical Modification of Proteins
CTS/KSL 10610 Fall
1.5
Chemistry
Enzyme Mechanisms and Enzyme Models
CTS/KSL 3455 Spring
3.0
Chemistry
Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
CTS/KSL 3461 Spring
3.0
Chemistry
Lipid biology, a major research target of the post-genomic era
CTS/KSL 9577 every 4th semester
1.5
BSc Biochemistry
Module in Metabolomics CTS/KSL 431383 Fall
1.5
GCB
Omics: From Genomes to Metabolomes
CTS/KSL 2216 Fall
3.0
MLS
«Omics»: Practical introduction to genomics and transcriptomics
CTS/KSL 2217 Spring
2.5
MLS
Synthesis of Natural Products CTS/KSL 24820 Fall
3.0
Chemistry
Immunology/Microbiology
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Allgemeine Biologie pathogener Mikroorganismen.
A: Bakteriologischer Teil
CTS/KSL 2793 Fall
3.0
BSc Biology
Allgemeine Biologie pathogener Mikroorganismen.
B: Virologischer Teil
CTS/KSL 2794 Spring
3.0
BSc Biology
Cellular and Molecular Immunology CTS/KSL 3809 Fall
3.0
MLS
Colloquium on Host-Pathogen Interactions CTS/KSL 2221 special schedule
4.0
MLS
Immunology – Book Club
«Cellular and Molecular Immunology» by Abul K. Abbas
GCB special schedule 3.0
GCB
International Summer School on
Inflammation, Immunomodulation, Inspiration
Institute of Pharmacology Summer
1.0
with presentation;
awarded once per student
GCB
Klinische Mikrobiologie tierischer und zoonotischer Erreger.
B: Virologischer Teil
CTS/KSL 2803 Spring
3.0
BSc Biology
Klinische Mikrobiologie und Infektiologie I
für Pharmaziestudierende
CTS/KSL 11065 Fall
3.0
BSc Pharmacy
Klinische Mikrobiologie und Infektiologie II
für Pharmaziestudierende
CTS/KSL 102227 Spring
3.0
BSc Pharmacy
Medizinische Parasitologie und tropische Parasitosen CTS/KSL 2804 Fall
3.0
BSc Biology
Molecular Biology of Inflammation
CTS/KSL 4537 Spring
3.0
MLS
Molecular Parasitology
CTS/KSL 2806 Spring
3.0
BSc Biology
Pathogenesis and Evolution of Infectious Diseases CTS/KSL 4542 Fall
3.0
MLS
Selected Topics in Clinical Immunology
CTS/KSL 4540 Spring
3.0
MLS
Biomedicine
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Basics in Physiology for Biomedical Engineering 
CTS/KSL 415060 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Basics of Applied Molecular Biology (for Engineers)
CTS/KSL 417151 Fall
1.0
Biomed Engineering
Biological Principles of Human Medicine
Basic course for bioengineers, not for biologists
CTS/KSL 101578 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Blood STUDMED (PDF, p. 2 & 3)
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch
Fall 2.0 Biomed Sciences
Cellular and Molecular Immunology CTS/KSL 3809 Fall
3.0
MLS
Central Nervous System (CNS)
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Fall
1.75
Biomed Sciences
Colloquium on Host-Pathogen Interactions CTS/KSL 2221 special schedule
4.0
MLS
Comparative Pathology
GCB special schedule 
1.5
Vetsuisse Faculty
Concepts and Methods in Programmed Cell Death and Autophagy
Training Course
CTS/KSL 8512 bi-annually,
in even years
1.0
with exam
GCB
Cytogenetic Diagnostics – Practical Course GCB Spring 2.0 GCB
Endocrinology
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Spring
2.0
Biomed Sciences
Evolution of Adaptive Mechanisms in Vertebrates – Physiology, Behaviour and Implications for Health and Welfare
GCB special schedule
3.0
GCB
«Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Cardiac Contractile Force» (book by Donald M. Bers) E. Niggli
Registration required:
niggli@pyl.unibe.ch
20 x 2 h,
special schedule
3.0
GCB
Gastrointestinal Tract
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Spring
2.0
Biomed Sciences
Heart
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Fall
3.75
Biomed Sciences
Human-animal interactions: Impacts on animal welfare and behaviour
PhD Symposium
Vetsuisse Bern, Division of Animal Welfare Spring;
annually, 1 day
0.5
with presentation
GCB
Kidney
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Fall
2.0
Biomed Sciences
Liver
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Spring
2.0
Biomed Sciences
Lung
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Spring
1.0
Biomed Sciences
Pharmacology
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Fall
1.5
Biomed Sciences
Physiologie für Studierende der Pharmazie (2. Jahr) und Veterinärmedizin (1. Jahr) CTS/KSL 11066 Fall
4.0
BSc Pharmacy
Skin and CT
Registration: ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch Spring
1.0
Biomed Sciences
Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Lecture GCB Spring
2.0
GCB
Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, Students' Retreat
SCRM Fall
0.5
with presentation
SCRM
Topics in Tumor Biology
CTS/KSL 102643 Spring
3.0
GCB
Translational Cancer Research: Crosstalk in Academic, Clinical and Pharmaceutical Cancer Research: Willing to improve?… M. Tschan
Information: GCB
Spring
3.0
GCB
Biomedical Engineering
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Basics in Physiology for Biomedical Engineering
CTS/KSL 415060 Fall
3.0 
Biomed Engineering
Basics of Applied Molecular Biology (for Engineers)
CTS/KSL 417151 Fall
1.0
Biomed Engineering
Biological Principles of Human Medicine
Basic course for bioengineers, not for biologists
CTS/KSL 101578 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
(Bio)Materials
CTS/KSL 101701 Spring
5.0
Biomed Engineering
Biomedical Acoustics
CTS/KSL 101589 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Biomedical Instrumentation CTS/KSL 101592 Fall
5.0
Biomed Engineering
C++ Programming I
CTS/KSL 394661 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
C++ Programming II
CTS/KSL 414078 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Cardiovascular Technology CTS/KSL 407234 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Computer Assisted Surgery CTS/KSL 399082 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Continuum Mechanics CTS/KSL 399219 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Engineering Mechanics CTS/KSL 101450 Fall
6.0
Biomed Engineering
Ethics in Biomedical Engineering CTS/KSL 407221 Fall
2.0
Biomed Engineering
Finite Element Analysis I CTS/KSL 102186 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Finite Element Analysis II CTS/KSL 101627 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Fluid Mechanics
CTS/KSL 399221 Spring
4.0
Biomed Engineering
Functional Anatomy of the Locomotor Apparatus
Lecture & Practical
CTS/KSL 102187 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Image-Guided Therapy Lab CTS/KSL 103685 Spring
2.0
Biomed Engineering
Intelligent Implants and Surgical Instruments CTS/KSL 101638 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Introduction to Medical Statistics
CTS/KSL 102190 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Introductory Anatomy and Histology for Biomedical Engineers
CTS/KSL 407235 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Medical Image Analysis CTS/KSL 101702 Fall
5.0
Biomed Engineering
Medical Image Analysis Lab
CTS/KSL 102475 Fall
4.0
Biomed Engineering
Medical Robotics CTS/KSL 102193 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Microsystems Engineering
CTS/KSL 102195 Spring
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Numerical Methods CTS/KSL 101707 Fall
5.0
Biomed Engineering
Ophthalmic Technologies CTS/KSL 104463 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Osteology CTS/KSL 101708 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Principles of Medical Imaging CTS/KSL 130402 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Regulatory Affairs and Patents CTS/KSL 102196 Spring
4.0
Biomed Engineering
Rehabilitation Technology CTS/KSL 102197 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Technology and Diabetes Management CTS/KSL 101722 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Tissue Biomechanics CTS/KSL 400341 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Tissue Biomechanics Lab CTS/KSL 400364 Fall
2.0
Biomed Engineering
Tissue Engineering
CTS/KSL 101724 Fall
3.0
Biomed Engineering
Neuroscience
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
BENEFRI Neuroscience Program        
Neuroanatomy/Neurohistology/Neuroembryology BENEFRI   4.0
BENEFRI
Neurobiochemistry/Neurophysiology
BENEFRI   4.0
BENEFRI
BENESCO Lecture Series on Signal Analysis and Brain Oscillation in Health and Disease
Inselspital Fall/Spring
2.0
Dept. of Neurology
BENESCO Winter Research Meeting Registration:
simone.duss@insel.ch
Spring
  BENESCO
Central Nervous System (CNS)
Registration:
ruegge@pyl.unibe.ch
Fall
1.75
Biomed Sciences
Colloquium in Neuro- and Developmental Biology
CTS/KSL 25847, 25848 and 25849 Spring
1.5 or 1.0
per module
MLS
Disease & Repair in the CNS CTS/KSL 27340 Spring
1.5
MLS
Neurochemistry
CTS/KSL 24822 Fall
3.0
Chemistry
Neurogenetics
together with University of Fribourg
CTS/KSL 25469 Fall
3.0
MLS
Epidemiology
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Epidemiology – Book Club/Seminar
ISPM special schedule 3.0
with exam
ISPM
Epidemiology/Critical Appraisal – Journal Club/Seminar
ISPM Tue 14:30-15:30,
special schedule, once a month
1.5,
with report: 2.0
ISPM
Essential Medical Statistics – Book Club
«Essential Medical Statistics», by B.R. Kirwood & J.A.C. Sterne
ISPM special schedule 3.0
with exam
ISPM
Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics Vetsuisse Bern, VPH Institute 2 weeks, summer
4.0
Vetsuisse/GCB
Methodology/Biostatistics
Course Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Bioinformatics Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics special schedules
  SIB
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology MSc Program in Bioinformatics
and Computational Biology
special schedules   Bioinformatics
Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians: Good Practices, Misuse and Pitfalls
This course is already fully booked (waiting list, in case of cancellations)
CTS/KSL 421204 Dec. 2017
last course
1.0
GCB
Cell Migration
CTS/KSL 102642 November
2017: Dec. 11-15
2.0
GCB
Einführungskurs in die medizinische Statistik
Institut für mathematische Statistik
und Versicherungslehre
Spring
3.0
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
Introduction to Epidemiology & Biostatistics Vetsuisse Bern, VPH Institute 2 weeks, summer
4.0
Vetsuisse/GCB
Introduction to Flow Cytometry (FACSLab) FACSLab special schedule
2.0
GCB
Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science
LTK Module 1
subject to a charge
Institute of Laboratory Animal Science,
University of Zurich
special schedules
2.0
Institute of Laboratory Animal Science,
University of Zurich
Lecture Series on Advanced Microscopy MIC
registration mandatory: CTS/KSL 9256
Fall
3.0
MIC
Making the most out of my research
Patents, licenses and other things I cannot afford to ignore –
A hands-on workshop for researchers in life sciences
Forum for Genetic Research bi-annually
in even years
1.0
Forum for Genetic Research
Microscopy Applications for Immunological Research
at IRB in Bellinzona
GCB November
1.5
MIC
Microscopy: MIC Workshops
MIC special schedules
  MIC
Microsurgery Course
subject to a charge
Microsurgery Course website special schedule
1.0
DCR
Molecular Biological Methods in Clinical Research
CTS/KSL 102760 January
2.0
GCB
Principles in Transgenic Mouse Technology GCB Fall
special schedule 
1.0
with exam
GCB
Statistical Literature Seminar
GCB special schedule
1.0
with presentation
Vetsuisse Bern
Stereology Workshop
MIC August
2.5
MIC
Vascular Cell Biology
CTS/KSL 103079  May
2.0
GCB
Various Programs
Program Title
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Doctoral Programs in Biology
CUSO special schedules
  CUSO
NCCR RNA & Disease
NCCR RNA & Disease special schedules
  NCCR
NCCR TransCure
NCCR TransCure special schedules
  NCCR
PhD Specialization: Cutting Edge Microscopy
MIC special schedules
  MIC
SKMB Courses & Meetings
LS2 special schedules
  LS2
Seminars/Journal Clubs at Various Institutions
Seminar/Journal Club
Additional Information
Term
ECTS
Offered by
Bern Immunology Club
Bern Immunology Club special schedules
  BIC
Biochemistry Seminars
DCB special schedules

DCB
Bone Biology and Orthopaedic Research. Progress Reports
DCR special schedule
  DCR
Cell Biology Seminar
ICB special schedules
  ICB
Classical Papers in Public Health – Journal Club/Seminar
ISPM special schedule 1.0
ISPM
DCR Progress Report
DCR Wed 12:30-13:30
  DCR
Infectious Disease Dynamics – Journal Club/Seminar
ISPM special schedule
  ISPM
Inflammation and Cell Trafficking Journal Club
TKI special schedule
  TKI
NCCR RNA and Disease Seminar Series
NCCR RNA and Disease special schedules
  NCCR
Paediatric Epidemiology – Journal Club
ISPM special schedule
  ISPM
Pharmacology Seminars Institute of Pharmacology Wed 12:15-13:15
  PKI
Seminar: Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare
Vetsuisse Bern,
Division of Animal Welfare
Thur 16:00

bi-weekly

  Animal Welfare
Spatial Epidemiology – Journal Club/Seminar
ISPM special schedule
1.0
special cond.
ISPM
Stem Cell Lunch Seminar
SCRM special schedules

SCRM
UniBE Cluster for Cardiovascular Research
DCR special schedules
  DCR