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The Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) of the University of Bern, jointly administered by the Faculties of Medicine, Science and Vetsuisse, offers structured, experimental research training programs leading to a PhD, MD,PhD or DVM,PhD degree.
The PhD program provides comprehensive, internationally competitive training in the theory and practice of experimental research as well as in-depth specialist knowledge of the individually selected research area. It directs the students towards independent scientific work and enables them to assume scientific responsibility. Research training is available in the areas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, and Epidemiology.
Applicants should possess a Master's degree, or equivalent, in Life Sciences or related areas, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Medicine.

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COVID-19 Information - updated February 17, 2022

Text of the University of Bern on February 17, 2022:
Update 17.02.22 The Federal Council and the Canton of Bern have decided that almost all protective measures are lifted with immediate effect. For the university, this means in particular that the obligation to wear masks indoors and at the workplace, the obligation to obtain a certificate and the obligation to obtain a permit for events will no longer apply. In addition, the home office recommendation will be lifted. The home office regulations of the canton and university (in german) apply accordingly.
Despite the lifting of the protective measures, the coronavirus is still with us. The crisis management team and the University Executive Board therefore appeal to the personal responsibility of all employees and students to show consideration for one another and continue to adhere to the hygiene rules which have been established.

This means for the GCB that thesis defenses and mid-term exams can from now on take place hybrid or in presence. Please inform yourself on the guidlines for the rooms of your own institute, when you would like to organize a mid-term exam or a thesis defense in presence.

We thank you for your flexibility and understanding during the last two years and wish you a great spring and summer 2022.
The GCB Team

Support measures for scientists from Ukraine

Dear PhD students, supervisors, co-advisors and mentors,

Science lives from international exchange and we at the GCB experience this on a daily basis. The GCB as part of the University of Bern stands in solidarity with Ukraine and its universities and its scientists.
We support the statement by swissuniversities, the appeal of The Guild and statements made by its partner institutions and networks on the solidarity of all democratic states with Ukraine. Please find below useful links regarding funding and research opportunities:

General Information from the University:

For researches from the Ukraine and group leaders wanting to offer positions for Ukrainian scientists, possibilities for funding can be found at the Swiss National Science Foundation:
1) https://www.snf.ch/en/WpOfVoVBYdBid6By/news/support-measures-for-scientists-from-ukraine
2) Scienceforukraine.eu
3) https://www.bfh.ch/en/news/ukraine/

For support, donations and helping a good source is the Swiss Ukrainian Society

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