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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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»

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»

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
«Cell Type-specific Regulation of Interleukin-1-driven Inflammation»

 

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

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 »

Coralie Dessauges, PhD in Cell Biology (May 3, 2021)
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 »

 

F

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»

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»

 

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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»

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»

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»

 

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Avaitha Suranamyam Iyer, PhD in Immunology (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)»

 

J

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
«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»

Elena Kreutzer, PhD in Neurosciences (April 15)
Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty
«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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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»

Yuanzhen Liu, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (April 8)
Institute of Bee Health, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern
«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
«Annotating Medical Sequences in the Blink of an Eye: Segmention of Video and Volumetric Medical Sequences at Frame-rate using Sparse Point-wise Supervision »

 

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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»

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»

 

O

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»

 

P

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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R

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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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»

Yannick Raphael Suter, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (April 14)
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Medical Faculty
«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»

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»

 

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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»

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? »