Graduations in 2024

GCB Graduates 2024 in alphabetical order.

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Akshay Akshay, PhD in Computational Biology (March 07. 2024)
Department for BioMedical Research DBMR, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Katia Monastyrskaya-Stäuber)
«Molecular Drivers of Bladder Remodeling in Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Identified through Integrated Data Analysis of Patients’ Biopsies and Animal Models»

Serra Lem Asangbeh, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (January 29)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Julia Friederike Bohlius)
«Comprehensive cervical cancer prevention and control for women living with HIV: Opportunities for programme improvement and scale-up in sub-Saharan Africa.»

Robin Avanthay, PhD in Immunology (January 9)
Institute of Virology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Bern (Prof. Dr. Artur Summerfield and PD Dr. Gert Zimmer)
«The Development of a Novel Mucosal Influenza A Virus Vaccine and its assessment in pigs»



Balmer Erina Alexandra, PhD in (February 15)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science (Prof. Dr. Carmen Faso)
"Investigating the links between unconventional protein secretion, virulence and endocytic compartments in the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia"

Kristina Carolin Berve, PhD in Neuroscience (January 10)
Theodor-Kocher-Institute, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Britta Engelhardt)
«Brain Endothelial Molecules as Regulators of Immune Cell Trafficking into the Central Nervous System during Health and Neuroinflammation»

Sandra Braun, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (April 19)
Institute of Forensic Medicine, Medical Faculty
«Evaluating the Usefulness of CT Data for Trauma Analysis and Sex Estimation» (PD Dr. Sandra Lösch, Dr. Marco Milella)

Michelle Buri, PhD in Immunology (February 13)
Department for Biomedical Resarch (DBMR), Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Carsten Riether)
«The role of acetylcholine in the regulation of acute myeloid leukemia stem cells»



Yihe Chen, PhD in Immunology (March 27)
Institute of Pharamcology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Hans-Uwe Simon)
«The BK channel limits the pro-inflammatory activity of macrophages»



Eva Dervas, DVM, (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy) (February 27)
Institute of Veterinary Pathology Zürich, Vetsuisse Zürich Faculty (Prof. Dr. Anja Kipur)
«Boid inclusion body disease and immunosuppression - another hen-egg question?»

Rim Diab, PhD in Neuroscience (February 02)
Department for BioMedical Research DBMR, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Antoine Roger Adamantidis, Prof. Smita Saxena)
« Investigating the Functional Impact of C9ORF72 Haploinsufficiency on Autophagy in C9ORF72-linked Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration»





Stefan Forster, MD PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy) (January 26)
Medical Oncology and Tumor Immunology, DBMR, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. med. Adrian Ochsenbein)
«The Role of CD70/CD27/TNIK Signaling and Niche Interactions in Solid and Hematologic Malignancies»



Markus Daniel Gerber, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (April 19)
DCBP, Medical Faculty ( Prof. Dr. André Schneider)
«Msp1 in Trypanosoma brucei mitochondrial quality control»

Zahra Gharailoo, PhD in Immunology (April 05)
Department of BioMedical Research DBMR, Medical Faculty ( Prof. Dr. Martin Bachmann, Prof. Dr. Monique Vogel)
«Generating a Virus Like Particles-based vaccine against IgE»

Selianne Félice Mara Graf, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (February 28)
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Sarah Henning Longnus, Prof. Dr. Lucio Barile)

«Metabolic-based approaches to cardioprotection and graft evaluation in heart transplantation with donation after circulatory death (DCD)»

Yvan Gugler, PhD Biomedical Engineering (April 23)
ATORG Center, Medical Faculty
«Evaluation of 3D DXA Reconstructions of the Proximal Femur for FE-Based Strength and Fracture Risk Predictions» (Prof. Dr. Philippe Zysset)

Gian Mauro Carlo Guyer, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (January 11)
Division of Medical Radiation Physics, Inselspital Bern, Medical Faculty Bern (Prof. Dr. Peter Manser, Prof. Dr. Michael Fix)
«Non-isocentric dynamic trajectory radiotherapy and dynamic mixed photon-electron beam radiotherapy»



Thomas Christoph Höhener, PhD in Cell Biology (February 29)
Institute of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science ( Prof. Dr. Olivier Pertz)
«An Optogenetic Approach for System-Wide Exploration of MAPK Signaling Dynamics»

Jimin Hong, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (April 15)
Clinic for Nuclearmedicine Bern, Insel, Medical Faculty ( Prof. Dr. Kuangyu Shi)
«Artificial Intelligence for Integrated Multi-tracer PET Imaging supporting Biomarker Development for Neurodegenerative Disorders»





Joana Jorge da Costa, PhD in Immunology (April 22)
Department for BioMedical Research DBMR, Medical Faculty
«Unveiling IL-1β Significance: Biosensor Development, Disease Insights, and Giant Cell Arteritis Implications» (Prof. Dr. Martin Bachmann, Prof. Dr. Monique. Vogel)



Thomas Kueffer, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (May 8)
Department of Cardiology, University hospital Bern, Medical Faculty
«Advancing Ablation Technology in Electrophysiology» (Prof. Dr. Tobias Roman Reichlin, Prof. Dr. Andreas Häberlin)





Malin Kristin Meier, MD PhD (Doctor of Medicine and Philosophy) (March 28)
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Simon Damian Steppacher)
«Artificial intelligence based 3D MRI models of the hip for improved preoperative assessment»

Johanna Franziska Menze, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (March 08)
School of Precision and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine (PD Dr. Kate Gerber)
«Towards subject-specificity in biomechanical modelling of rotator cuff pathologies and interventions»

Camille Marie Montalcini, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (February 09)
Animal Welfare Division, University of Bern, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern (PD Dr. Michael Jeffrey Toscano)
«Examining spatial personalities of commercial laying hens and behavioural responses to keel bone fractures and management practices»





Vedat Burak Ozan, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (March 20)
Department for BioMedical Research DBMR, Medical Faculty (PD Amiq Gazdhar)
«Generation of Patient Specific, Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Lung Organoids»



Simone Poli, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (March 27)
Department of BioMedical Research DBMR / ASMS /DRNN, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Roland Kreis)
«Investigation of human glucose metabolism by multiparametric and multinuclear magnetic resonance methods»

Laureen Michèle Peters, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Philosophy (DVM, PhD) (May 6)
Small Animal Clinic, Vetsuisse Bern Faculty (Dr. Judith Howard)
«Identification of Regenerating Proteins in Dogs and Evaluation as Novel Biomarkers»






Saied Ramedani, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (January 26)
Department of Diagnostic, Interventional and Pediatric Radiology, Bern University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Bern (Prof. Dr. med. Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk and Dr. med. Keivan Daneshvar)
«Automated evaluation of the whole body’s muscle-fat composition by machine learning for magnetic resonance images (MRI)»

Martina Larissa Reichmuth, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (March 07)
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, Medical Faculty (PD Dr. Christian Althaus)
«Modeling transmission dynamics and human behavior during the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in Switzerland»

Steve Jacquy Robatel, PhD in Immunology (March 21)
Institute of Pathology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Mirjam Schenk)
«Developing new therapeutic regimens for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma»



Sara Doina Schütz, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (February 15)
Interfaculty Bioinformatics Unit/Laboratory Spiez, Faculty of Sciences (PD Dr. Rémy Bruggmann)
"Functional Characterization of Francisella tularensis subspecies holarctica Genotypes with a Proteogenomic Approach"

Alba Segura Amil, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (February 01)
University clinic for Neurosurgery, Inselspital Bern, Medical Faculty ( Thuy Anh Khoa Nguyen, Prof. Dr. Claudio Pollo)
«Improving DBS therapy with patient-specific tractography»

Patcharamon Seubnooch, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (April 15)
Institute of Clinical Chemistry, Inselspital, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Mojgan Masoodi)
«Spatial metabolic imaging to access hepatic lipid metabolism in Metabolic dysfunction-associated steatohepatitis»

Kristina Slabeva, PhD in Biomedical Sciences (February 01)
Inselspital, Department Neurology, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Maxime Baud)
«Circadian timing of limbic seizures in the epileptic mouse»

Irene Spera, PhD in Neuroscience (January 10, 2024)
Theodor Kocher Institute, Faculty of Medicine, Bern (Dr. Steven Thomas Proulx)
«Advanced imaging approaches to investigate cerebrospinal fluid outflow pathways in mice»



Danielle Michèle Thompson, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (January 08)
Institut für Virologie und Immunologie, Vetsuisse Faculty Bern
«Functional analysis of the bat influenza A virus M2 protein»









Hanjie Wang, PhD in Biomedical Engineering (January 24)
Center for Biomedical Engineering Research ARTORG, Medical Faculty (Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef)
«Heart Rate Dynamics and Control During Exercise»





Jana Ziegelmüller, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (April 26)
DCBP, Faculty of Science
«In vitro investigation of translation-dependent mRNA quality control» (Prof. Dr. Oliver Mühlemann)