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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The Oustanding Achievement Award 2023 by the European Society of Cardiology

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Yvonne Döring from the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), University of Bern for being awarded the Oustanding Achievement Award 2023 by the European Society of Cardiology

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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”. Corinne Kohler (Vascular Surgery) received the USGG-Preis for best presentation "Interventional and surgical vascular medicine" with her talk on "Amputation-free survival after distal crural or pedal bypass surgery for chronic limb threatening ischemia". 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"



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