Graduations in 2021

GCB Graduates 2021 in alphabetical order.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

 

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Nicoleta Anghel, Phd in Cell Biology (September 15)
 Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Bern (Prof. Andrew Hemphill)
«Advances, efficacy, and safety of compounds for the treatment against the protozoan parasites Toxoplasma, Neospora and Trypanosoma»

Paola Antonello, PhD in Immunolgy (November 24)
Institute for Research in Biomedicine IRB, Medical Faculty (Prof. Marcus Thelen)
«New insights in ACKR3 biology: Regulation of CXCR4/CXCL12 mediated chemotaxis of B cell lymphoma through LTB4 secretion»

Prakash Arullampalam, MD PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy) (November 8)
Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Medical Faculty (Prof. Hugues Abriel)
«Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology of TRPM4 in the heart»

Aydin Sidar, PhD in Immunology (February 5)
Theodor Kocher Institute, Medical Faculty (Prof. Britta Engelhardt)
«Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in CD8+ T-cell migration across the blood-brain barrier during immunosurveillance and neuroinflammation»

 

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Maud Bagnoud, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (March 26)
University hospital, Medical Faculty (Prof. Andrew Hao-Kuang Chan)
«Mechanisms to Improve Glucocorticosteroid Efficacy in Multiple Sclerosis»

Johanna Magdalena Baumgartner, PhD in Immunology (September 6)
Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Stefan Freigang)
«Impact of Oxidized Phospholipid/Nrf2 Signaling on Macrophage Differentiation and Function in Health and Disease»

Sebastian Toni Bechara, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (September 28)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Dr. Mariusz Nowacki)
«. . . Of long non-coding RNAs, genomes and their rearrangements»

Hervé Besançon, PhD in Cell Biology (September 24)
Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Eduard Babiichuk)
«Tailored Liposomal Nanotraps for the Treatment of Streptococcal Infections»

Niccolò Bianchi, PhD in Immunolgy (December 16)
Institute for Research in Biomedicine IRB, Medical Faculty (Dr. Silvia Monticelli)
«Regulation of inflammatory phenotypes in human T helper lymphocytes»

Marius Reto Bigler, Doctor of Medicine and Philosphy (MD, PhD) (June 9)
Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Medical Faculty (Prof. Christian Seiler)
«Intracoronary electrocardiogram as a direct measure of myocardial ischernia»

Sara Bonetti, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (July 2)
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical Faculty Bern (Prof. Dimitrios Fotiadis)
«Functional, biochemical, and structural characterisation of an L-lactate transporting SLC16 homologue»

Loïc Borcard, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (June 28)
Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty (PD Dr. Gert Zimmer)
«Functional Analysis of the Role of the Stalk Region of Neuraminidase in the Balance between Influenza A Virus Hemagglutinin and Neuraminidase»

Annika Bremhorst, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (June 16)
VPHI, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern and Unviversity of Lincoln, UK (Prof. Hanno Würbel)
«The Identification of Facial Expressions of Emotions in Dogs (Canis familiaris) using a Facial Action Coding System»

Michael Brilhante Quinta, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (January 27)
Institute for Veterinärbakteriologie, Vetsuisse Faculty ( Prof. Vincent Perreten, Prof Andrea Endimiani)
«Unveiling the nature of antibiotic resistance using next-generation sequencing»

Melanie Brügger, PhD in Cell Biolgy (May 20)
Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (PD Dr. Marco Alves)
«The role of the pulmonary mesenchymal compartment during respiratory syncytial virus disease»

Julia Bruggisser, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (March 25)
Institute of animal pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Horst Posthaus)
«Clostridium Perfringens β-Toxin Receptor Identification and Oligomer Structure»

Hang Thi Thuy Bui, PhD in Immunology (June 21)
Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Stephan Bernd Freigang)
«Cell Type-specific Regulation of Interleukin-1-driven Inflammation»

Emmanuele Giuseppe Bulla, PhD in Neuroscience (November 11)
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Medical Faculty (Prof. Pascal Escher)
«Molecular mechanisms of photoreceptor differentiation»

 

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Martina Caliò, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (April 12)
Institute of Surgical Technology and Biomechanics (ISTB), Medical Faculty (Prof. Benjamin Gantenbein)
«Intervertibral disc disease and osteorathritis: Approchaing the research needs using RNA sequencing and mechanical unloading»

Xinyue Chang, PhD in Immunology (September 15)
Department of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergology (RIA), Medical Faculty (Prof. Martin Bachmann)
«On the role of antibody affinity in allergic responses»

Gabriele Chiffi, PhD in Immunolgy (December 16)
Institute for Infectious Diseases, Medical faculty (Prof. Stephan Leib)
«Sleep-wake disorders after tick-borne encephalitis»

Daniela Condeescu-Ivan, PhD in Neuroscience (August 4)
Theodor Kocher Institute, Faculty of Medicine (Dr. Giuseppe Locatelli)
«Myeloid cell recruitment to the central nervous system during neuroinflammation – migration pathways and functional polarizations»

Lara Contu, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (April 6)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Bern, Faculty of Science (Prof. Oliver Mühlemann)
«Novel interplays between Semliki Forest virus and the host cell»
 

 

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Etienne de Coulon, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (March 22)
Institute for Physiology, Faculity of Medicine (Prof. Stephan Rohr)
«Development of a Device Suitable for the Acute Assessment of Stretch Activated Ion Channels during Patch Clamp Experiments »

Haibin Deng, MD PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy) (November 2)
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Medical Faculty (Prof. Ralph Schmid)
«Lactate dehydrogenase B (LDHB) and its involvement in mitochondrial metabolism in lung cancer»

Coralie Dessauges, PhD in Cell Biology (May 3)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Olivier Pertz)
«An optogenetic actuator/biosensor circuit for large scale interrogation of MAPK signaling dynamics»

Noëlle Annick Dommann, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (June 14)
Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Medical Faculty (Prof. Deborah Stroka)
«Unraveling proliferation by mapping origins of replications and the function of Ajuba»

 

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Pascal Peter Ender, PhD in Cell Biology (March 18)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Olivier Pertz)
«Spatio-temporal Control of ERK Pulse Frequency Coordinates Fate Decisions during Mammary Acinar Morphogenesis»

Martin Erhardt, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (August 24)
Institute of Pharmacology,Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Andrea Huwiler)
« The role of Ceramide kinase and Phospholipases A2 in in vitro models inflammation and migration associated disorders »

 

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Michel Fasnacht, PhD in Biochemistry (September 28)
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science (Norbert Polacek)
«Functional Characterization of the Dynamic Post-Transcriptional 23S rRNA Modification ho5 C2501 in Escherichia coli»

David Miguel Ferreira Franciso, PhD in Computational Biology (September 7)
 Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit, Faculty of Science (Dr. Rémy Bruggmann)
«Next Generation Transcriptomics of the Brain Barriers: Generating novel experiments, establishing guidelines, and creating the BBBHub»

Tim Alois Fischer, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (May 6)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty (Prof. Marco Caversaccio, PD Dr. Wilhelm Wimmer)
«Spatial Hearing with Cochlear Implants: Development and Evaluation of Signal Processing Strategies»

Tatiana Fountoukidou, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (May 4)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty (Prof. Raphael Sznitman)
«Towards safer machine learning for ophthalmology applications»

Bettina Sarah Frauchiger, Doctor of Medicine and Philopshy (MD, PhD) (June 2)
Division of Respiratoy Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, University Children’s Hospital of Bern, Medical Faculty (Prof. Philipp Latzin)
«Multiple-Breath-Washout in Pediatric Lung Diseases: Transition from a specialized tool to widespread clinical application»

 

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Matthieu Marc Alexandre Gast, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biolgy (March 1, 2021)
Department of Experimental Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health, Vetsuisse Faculty (PD Dr. Philippe Plattet)
«Paramyxovirus cell-exit: basic research and antivirals development»

Nina Gillis-Germtisch, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (December 16)
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich (PD Dr. Manuela Schnyder, Dr. Lucienne Tritten)
«Angiostrongylus vasorum: an emerging canid parasite affecting host coagulation»

Eleftheria Girousi, PhD in Cell Biology (September 1)
 Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Christos Katsaros, Dr. Martin Degen)
«The role of IRF6 in cleft lip/palate and wound healing»

Sandra Glasmacher, PhD in Biochemistr and Molecular Biolgy (February 19)
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (IBMM), Medical Faculty (Prof. Jürg Gertsch)
«Analytical insights into the endocannabinoid system: from lipids to peptides»

Bulent Gözel, PhD in Biochemsitry and Molecular Bioogy (April 29)
Department of Neurological Sciences, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Anna Oevermann)
«Impact of lineage I and rhombencephalitis-associated genes on infection cycle of Listeria monocytogenes in neural and non-neural cells»

Matthieu Guichard, PhD in Biochemstiry and Molecular Biology (January 20)
Agroscope, Swiss Bee Research Centre, Vetsuisse Faculty (Dr. Benjamin Dainat, Prof. Tosso Leeb)
«Evaluating the potential for selecting resistance traits against Varroa destructor in honey bees»

Mitra Lovelin Gultom, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (December 21)
Institute of Virology and Immunology, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Ronald Dijkman)
«Development of airway epithelial culture models for the characterization of emerging respiratory viruses in human and animal reservoirs»

 

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Anthony Willy Hauser, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (February 5)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), Medical Faculty (Prof. Matthias Egger)
«Modelling HIV Drug Resistance in Southern Africa»

Silvan Rolf Heeb, PhD in Immunology (October 5)
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Medical Faculty ( Prof. Dr. Johanna Anna Kremer Hovinga)
«Novel insights into the immune response in immune-mediated and hereditary Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura»

Jan Wolfgang Henkel, PhD in Computational Biology (May 6)
Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Tosso Leeb)
«Genetic analysis of coat color phenotypes in domestic animals»

Jan Hermann, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (December 1)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty (Prof. Stefan Weber)
«Towards robotic micro-milling for lateral skull base surgery»

Damian Hertig, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (October 20)
University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Medical Faculty (Prof. Jean-Marc Nuoffer)
«Metabolic investigations of mitochondrial disorders in cell cultures by fluoro-oximetric and NMR methods»

Melle Holwerda, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (March 11, 2021)
Institute of Virology, Vetsuisse Faculty (Prof. Ronald Dijkman)
«Establishment of tools to investigate the zoonotic potential of Influenza D virus.»

Suyi Hu, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (May 18)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty (Prof. Marco Caversaccio, PD Dr. Wilhelm Wimmer, Prof. Raphael Sznitman)
« Bayesian Brain-Inspired Computational Modeling of Tinnitus and Residual Inhibition»

Iris Sandra Hug, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biolgoy (June 15)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Mariusz Mowacki)
«Investigating of IES concatemers in Paramecium tetraurelia»

Matthias Hulliger, PhD in Computational Biology (September 9)
Swiss Institute of equine medicine & Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Dr. Vidhya Jagannathan)
«An Integrative Analysis of microRNA and mRNA Expression in Horses Affected by Severe Equine Asthma»

 

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Advaitha Subramanyam Iyer, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (August 18)
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Science (Prof. Peter Bütikofer)
«Phospholipid biosynthesis in Trypanosoma brucei: Role of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane protein complex (EMC)»

 

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Aurelio Jenni, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (June 9)
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Medical Faculty (Prof. Peter Bütikofer)
«The Role of TbGPI2 in GPI and N-Glycan Biosynthesis»

 

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Sarah Kaiser-Thom, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosphy (DVM, PhD) (February 21)
Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME), Vetsuisse Faculty (Prof. Vinzenz Gerber)
«Investigation of the microbiota in equine pastern dermatitis – bacterial community structure, isolates and resistance profiles»

Satish Kantipudi, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (April 28)
RTORG Center / AIMI, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dimitrios Fotiadis)
«Heterologous overexpression of human membrane proteins in yeast for functional studies»

Larissa Kernen, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (January 13)
Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Vetsuisse Faculty (Prof. Helmut Segner)
«Impact of environmental estrogens on the thymus of zebrafish»

Kim Klapan, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy (MD, PhD) (June 17)
Institute of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Hans-Uwe Simon, Prof. Dagmar Simon)
«Evidence for lysosomal dysfunction within the epidermis in psoriasis and atopic dermatitis»

Sebastian Christoph Knell, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (Sepember 14)
Clinic for Small Animal Surgery, Vetsuisse Zurich (Prof. Antonio Pozzi)
«Pathogenesis and Treatment Strategies of Caudal Cervical Spondylomyelopathy in Dogs.»

Christa König, MD PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy) (September 23)
Department of Paediatrics, Medical Faculty (Prof. Roland Ammann)
«Fever in neutropenia in children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer»

Elena Kreutzer, PhD in Neurosciences (April 15)
Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Walter Senn)
«Natural-gradient learning for spiking neurons»

Thomas Kevin Kurmann, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (May 20)
ARTORG, Medical Faculty (Prof. Raphael Sznitman)
«From Diagnosis to Surgery: Towards Artificial Intelligence based Medical Assistants»

 

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Yu-Noël Larpin, PhD in Cell Biology (December 6)
Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty (PD Dr René Köffel)
«Plasma membrane repair and cellular survival of immune cells in response to pore-forming toxins»

Nathan Georges François Leborgne, PhD in Immunology (August 11)
Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Charaf Benarafa)
«Role of serpins in the biology of invariant natural killer T cells and cathepsin G-mediated neutrophil death»

Anna Letko, PhD in Computational Biology (May 17)
Institute of Genetics, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Cord Drögemüller)
«Molecular characterization of rare forms of canine neurological diseases as potential models for similar human diseases»

Martin Liptay, PhD in Immunology (October 1)
Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Sven Rottenberg)
«Replication fork remodeling and PARP inhibitor resistance in Brca1/2-mutated mouse mammary tumors»

Yuanzhen Liu, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (April 8)
Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Peter Neumann)
«Evolutionary genomics of an invasive species: the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)»

Laurent Pascal Georges Lejeune, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (April 19)
ARTORG Center / AIMI, Medical Faculty (Prof. Raphael Sznitman)
«Annotating Medical Sequences in the Blink of an Eye: Segmention of Video and Volumetric Medical Sequences at Frame-rate using Sparse Point-wise Supervision »

Marta Lewandowska, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (November 10)
Institute of Virology and Immunology IVI, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Artur Summerfield)
«Exploring species tropism of zoonotic Flaviviruses in vitro»

Alessio Loffreda, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (December 14)
Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Peter Bütikofer)
«Role of CLDP43 in cardiolipin homeostasis and identification of the ethanolamine phosphotransferase complex in Trypanosoma brucei»

Eleonora Lupi, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (September 29)
Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Nadia Isabel Mercader Huber, Dr. Jochen Gehring)
«Establishment of a zebrafish screening assay for the identification of compounds affecting proepicardial and epicardial formation»

 

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Lijuan Ma, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (June 22)
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Christoph Müller)
«The Role of EMT in the Alteration of Hormone Response in Endometriotic Lesions and its Contribution to the Recurrence of Endometriosis»

Alberto Mattei, PhD in Cell Biology (September 1)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Oliver Pertz)
« Exploring Signaling Mechanisms regulating genetic and non-genetic Drug Resistance in Melanoma »

Anjani Kumar Maurya, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (March 11)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering, Medical Faculty (Prof. Alex Dommann)
«Multiscale structural decoding of fibers and designing responsive nanofibrous materials»

Josep Maria Monné Rodriguez, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (May 4)
Institute of Veterinary Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich (Prof. Anja Kipar)
«Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: an out-of-hand cardiac remodelling scenario?»

Julia Moor, PhD in Biomdedical Sciences (September 1)
Institute for Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine (PD Dr. Markus Hilty)
«Resistome and microbiota in Swiss pig farms: a One Health study»

Arrigo Moro, DVM, PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (September 7)
 Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty Berne (Prof. Peter Neumann)
«Coevolution between ectoparasitic mites Varroa destructor and honey bee hosts, Apis mellifera»

Rebeca Mozún Torríco, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy (MD, PhD) (May 21)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical Faculty Bern (Prof. Claudia Kühni)
«Respiratory epidemiology of schoolchildren in Switzerland: symptoms, risk factors and lung function»

Francis Muchaamba, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (December 17)
Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich (PD Dr. Taurai Tasara)
«Exploring phenotypic and genomic diversity and the functional roles of cold shock proteins in Listeria monocytogenes»

Annelies Kathrin Müller, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (December 17)
Institute for Infectious Diseases, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Lucy Hathaway)
«Piling behaviour of laying hens - origin and contributing factors»

Catrina Mugglin, Doctor of Medicine and Philopshy (MD, PhD) (June 2)
ISPM, Medical Faculty (Prof. Matthias Egger, Prof. Olivia Keiser)
«From acute to chronic - HIV care in teh era of widely available antiretroviral therapy in low resource settings»

 

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Pascal Näf, PhD in Immunology (May 31)
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Medical Faculty (Prof. Adrian Ochsenbein)
«The Role of IL‐33/ST2 Signaling in Hematopoiesis and Myeloid Leukemia»

Samara Lauren Naim, PhD in Biomdedical Sciences (August 20)
Institute of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Thomas Kaufmann)
«Towards understanding the physiological and pathophysiological roles of he BCL-2 family member BOK»

Nicolas Jan Niklaus, PhD in Cell Biology (June 28)
Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Mario Tschan)
«The versatile role of alternatively spliced DMTF1 isoforms in breast and prostate cancer & The function of PU.1 in alternative splicing of CFLAR in acute myeloid leukemia»

 

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Maria Otth, Doctor of Medicine and Philosphy (MD, PhD) (March 11)
ISPM, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Claudia Kühni)
«Pulmonary disease, its risk factors and necessity for long-term follow-up care in childhood cancer survivors»

Özen Özhan, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (October 25)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty (Prof. Laura Marchal Crespo)
«Intelligence, Adaptation and Automation of Robotic Training for Motor Learning and Neurorehabilitation»

 

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Shuang Peng, PhD in Immunology (November 15)
Institute of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Hans-Uwe Simon)
«RHOH is a negative regulator of neutrophil effector functions»

Carlos Pulido Quetglas, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (August 31)
 Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), NCCR RNA & disease, Medical Faculty (Prof. Rory Johnson)
«Accurate candidate selection for improved CRISPR library designs of long noncoding RNAs»

 

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Sreoshee Rafiq, PhD in Cell Biology (December 17)
Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Mario Tschan)
«Lysosomes and lysosomal degradation in acute myeloid leukaemia therapy»

Katrina Rosenberger, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (August 23)
Centre for Proper Housing of Ruminants and Pigs, Agroscope, Tänikon, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Dr. Hanno Würbel, Dr. Nina Keil)
«The effects of long-term cognitive training on the behaviour and welfare of goats»

 

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Federico Saltarin, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (December 10)
Theodor Kocher Institute, Faculty of Science (Prof. Ruth Lyck)
«Investigations on the extravasation of melanoma cells across the blood brain barrier.»

Guerric Pierre Benedikt Samson, PhD in Cell Biology (November 29)
Biotechnology Institute Thurgau (BITg), Medical Faculty (Prof. Daniel Legler)
«The role of flotillin-2 in immune cell migration»

Carmen Alexandra Nadine Sautter, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy (DVM, PhD) (March 11)
Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty (Prof. Arthur Summerfield)
«Towards understanding humoral and cellular immune responses against the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus»

Olivier Pascal Schären, PhD in Immunolgy (June 18)
Institute for Infectious Diseases, Medical Faculty (Prof. Siefried Hapfelmeier)
«TInvestigation of immunogenicity and microbiota interaction of cell wall metabolite auxo-trophic Salmonella»

Dominic Manuel Schärer, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (May 28)
University Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Medical Faculty (Prof. Carlo Largidièr)
«Fluoropyrimidine toxicity: hunting the missing heritability using a phenotyping approach»

Kristina Seiler, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy (MD, PhD) (August 22)
Institute of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Mario Tschan)
«Novel non-canonical functions of metabolic enzymes HK3 and FASN in leukemic myeloid differentiation»

Anita Senk, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (December 13)
Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty (Prof. Valentin Georgiev Djonov
«Alternative mechanism of blood vessel formation during zebrafish caudal fin regeneration»

Andrea Spiri, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy (DVM, PhD) (November 2)
Clinical Laboratory, Department of Clinical Diagnostics and Services, Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich (Prof. Dr. Regina Hofmann-Lehmann)
«An Independent View at Vaccine Immunity and Environmental Contamination in Feline Calicivirus Infection»

Yannick Raphael Suter, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (April 14)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty (Prof. Mauricio Reyes)
«Advanced Machine Learning Technologies for Robust Longitudinal Radiomics and Response Assessment in Glioblastoma Multiforme»

 

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Katayoun Taghavi, Doctor of Medicine and Philosphoy (MD, Phd) (August 11)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicne (PD Dr. Julia Bohlius)
«Secondary prevention of cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries»

Ye Tang, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (June 28)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Olivier Guenat)
«Nanocellulose applications in biosensing devices»

Leticia Tavares-Gomes, PhD in Neurosciences (March 24)
Division of Neurological Sciences, DCR-VPH, Vetsuisse Faculty (Prof. Anna Oevermann)
«Divergent lifestyle of Listeria monocytogenes in bovine microglia and monocyte-derived macrophages»

Maximilien Victor Tholl, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (March 31)
sitem Center for Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Andreas Häberlin, Prof. Hildegard Tanner)
«Iniracorporal energy harvesiing for cardiovascular implaniable elecironic devices»

Meng Tian, Doctor of Medicine and Philosphy (MD, PhD) (August 19)
Departement of Ophthalmology, University hospital, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Marion Munk, Prof. Sebastian Wolf)
«Evaluation of Retinal and Ocular Inflammation Diseases Using Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography»

Louis Jean François Tirot, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (December 15)
Institute of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science
«Characterization of novel regulators of DNA methylation during reproduction in Arabidopsis thaliana»

Igor Tockarchuk, MD, PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy), (September 3)
Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Mario Tschan)
«The Impact of Autophagy On Breast Cancer Cell Plasticity And Viability»

Thao Thi Nhu Tran, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (June 23)
Institute for Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Volker Thiel)
«Establishment of a reverse genetics platform for emerging RNA viruses»

Verdiana Trappetti, PhD in Biomedical Scineces (November 4)
Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty (Prof. Valentin Georgiev Djonov)
«Synchrotron Microbeam Radiation Therapy for the treatment of lung cancer and melanoma»

 

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Maria Vasiloglou, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (October 27)
Artorg Research Center for Biomedical Engineering, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Stavroula Mougiakakou, Prof. Dr. med. Zeno Stanga)
«User-perspectives and validation of AI-based dietary monitoring and assessment systems»

Tommaso Virgilio, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (December 17)
Institute for Research in Biomedicine IRB, Medical Faculty (Dr. Santiago F. González)
«The effect of the inflammatory reaction on the lymphatic metastasis of melanoma»

 

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Nicolas Waespe, Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy (MD, PhD) (September 2)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Claudia Kuehni)
« Heritable risk factors for health complications in childhood cancer »

Christoph Wenger, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (July 28)
Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Science (Prof. André Schneider)
«The mitochondrial protein import system in Trypano-soma brucei and what it tells us about the evolution of eukaryotes»

Anna Silvia Wenning, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (July 30)
Department for Biomedical Research, Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Andrew MacPherson, Dr. Mercedes Gomez de Agüereo)
«The Maternal Microbiota Drives Embryonic Epidermal Development and Configurates Neonatal Skin Barriers»

Nicolas Wenk, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (December 17)
ARTOG Center, Medical faculty (Prof. Laura Marchal Crespo)
«First-person immersive virtual reality to improve motor learning and neurorehabilitation»

 

 

 

Jakob Winter, DVM PhD (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (December 16)
Veterinary Public Health Institute, Animal Welfare Division, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Hanno Würbel)
«Piling behaviour of laying hens - origin and contributing factors»

Pablo Arnold Winzer, PhD in Immunolgy (May 4)
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (Prof. Andrew Hemphill)
«Molecular changes of Neospora caninum treated with the calcium dependent protein kinase 1 inhibitor BKI-1294 and implications on the immune response»

 

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Xingshuo Zhang, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (March 19)
Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR), Faculity of Medicine (Prof. Benjamin Gantenbein)
«Tissue-Specific Progenitor Cells Of The Intervertebral Disc – Rare Cells With Big Potential For the Cure of Low Back Pain? »

Joel Zindel, PhD in Immunology (December 17)
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Medical Faculty (Prof. Daniel Candinas, Prof. Deborah Keogh-Stroka)
«Peritoneal macrophage aggregation and EGFR-dependent mesothelial to mesenchymal transition: novel therapeutic avenues for peritoneal adhesions»

Kathrin Zürcher, PhD in Biomdedical Sciences (October 25)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. med Matthias Egger and Prof. Dr. med Lukas Fenner)
«Tuberculosis among people living with and without HIV in lower-income countries: Transmission, Resistance, Mortality»