Cardiovascular Research Cluster Bern

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As cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, a greater understanding of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology is of utmost importance. Consequently, several teams of the University of Bern (UniBE) and Inselspital, Bern University Hospital are actively involved in research concerning the function of the heart, arteries and veins, as well as the underlying mechanisms, in healthy and diseased states. This research ranges from fundamental biochemical science to pre-clinical and clinical studies, and therefore relies on a multitude of experimental models. 

In order to promote the cardiovascular research teams in Bern as leaders in the understanding of cardiovascular (patho)physiology and in the development of approaches to reduce disease burden, the Cardiovascular Research Cluster Bern was established for all UniBE and Inselspital members with an interest in cardiovascular research.

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Congratulations – Prizes at the Annual Meeting of the USGG

Sarah Bernhard (Angiology) has been awarded the Förderungspreis der Union Schweizerischer Gesellschaften für Gefässkrankheiten 2022 for her project “Deep next-generation whole exome sequencing for the detection of somatic-mosaic mutations in arteriovenous malformations to enable advances in personalized therapeutic decision making” and the USGG-Preis for the best presentation “Non-interventional vascular medicine” 2022 with her talk on “Next-generation sequencing for the detection of somatic-mosaic mutations in extra-cranial arteriovenous malformations”. Congratulations!


12h, Inselspital, room INO B 118, Prof. Dr. Nicole Seiberlich (University of Michigan) Seminar: "Routine body and neuroimaging at low field: The First 18 Months at 0.55T"

12:00h (hybrid), Seminar room A263 (Institute of Anatomy), Camilla Schinner (University of Basel) Seminar: "Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy: from cell-cell adhesion to new therapeutic strategies"

08:45h, Murtenstrasse 24 (room EG_050), Dr. rer. nat. Remco T.A. Megens (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Talk: "Two-photon microscopy in cardiovascular research"


Congratulations to the laureates at the SSC/SSCS Joint Annual Meeting 2021!

At this year’s SSC/SSCS Joint Annual Meeting 2021, Maks Mihalj (Department of Cardiovascular Surgery) was awarded the Swiss Young Surgeons Award, Marius Bigler (Department of Cardiology) and Noé Corpataux (Department of Cardiology) won the Otto Hess Trainee Award, and Bruno Schnegg (Department of Cardiology) won the Best Abstract Prize in the category Heart Failure. Congratulations to all prize winners!



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