Cardiovascular Research Cluster Bern

Teaching activities

All groups of the Cardiovascular Research Cluster are involved in teaching activities at various levels including internships, and Master, PhD or MD research work. Opportunities for high school students (Matura projects or Swiss Youth in Science) are also available. Interested students should contact the individual research groups directly to enquire about positions.

Seminar series 2022

  • 13 December 2022: PD Dr. med Stefan Freigang (Institute of Pathology, Division of Experimental Pathology, University of Bern) and Dr. med. Konstantinos Koskinas (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital). Seminar Flyer December 2022
  • 01 December 2022: Multi-chamber cardioids unravel human heart development and cardiac defects. Sasha Mendjan, PhD (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna Biocenter, Vienna, Austria). Seminar Flyer Mendjan December 2022
  • 14 November 2022: Congential Heart Disease. Dr. med. Fabienne Schwitz (Department of Cardiology, Center for Congenital Heart Disease) and Ass. Prof. Marco Osterwalder (Department for BioMedical Research). Seminar Flyer November 2022
  • 20 June 2022: Prof. Matthias Siepe (Department of Cardiac Surgery, Bern University Hospital) and Prof. Drosos Kotelis (Department of Vascular Surgery, Bern University Hospital). Seminar Flyer June 2022
  • 17 May 2022: Prof. Yvonne Döring (Division of Angiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Bern University Hospital and Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern) and PD Dr. med. Marc Schindewolf (Division of Angiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Bern University Hospital). Seminar Flyer May 2022
  • 12 April 2022: Imaging the impact of hyperoxia on the heart: from translational models to clinical trials. PD Dr. Kady Fischer (Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Bern University Hospital) and PD Dr. med. Dominik Günsch (Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Bern University Hospital). Seminar Flyer April 2022
  • 24 March 2022: Translational research at CNIC: from mechanisms to clinical trials. Prof. Borja Ibáñez (CNIC, Madrid, Spain). Seminar Flyer March 2022

Seminar series 2021

  • 02 December 2021: Dr. Babken Asatryan (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital) and Prof. Dr. Nadia Mercader (Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer December 2021
  • 09 November 2021: Atrial Fibrillation. Prof. Dr. med. Laurent Roten (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital) and PD Dr. Ange Maguy (Department of Physiology, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer November 2021
  • 07 September 2021: Heart Failure and Exercise. Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Wilhelm (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital) and Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Niggli (Department of Physiology, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer September 2021
  • 03 June 2021: New perspectives in reconstructive transplantation: from bench to bedside. PD Dr. med. Radu Olariu (Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Bern University Hospital) and Dr. Nicoletta Sorvillo (Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer June 2021
  • 06 May 2021: Heart Transplantation with Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD). Dr. med. Bruno Schnegg (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital) and Prof. Dr. Sarah Longnus (Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bern University Hospital and Department for BioMedical Research, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer May 2021
  • 13 April 2021: Cardio-Oncology. Dr. sc. nat. Christian Zuppinger (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital) and Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Suter (Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital and Lindenhofgruppe, Bern). Seminar Flyer April 2021

Seminar series 2020

  • 08 December 2020: CoVasc: Unravelling consequences of SARS-CoV-2 mediated inflammatory immune responses in heart and vasculature. Profs. Yvonne Döring, Britta Engelhardt, Nadia Mercader & Robert Rieben (Inselspital & University of Bern). Seminar Flyer 8th December 2020
  • 03 December 2020: Epigenetic link between statin therapy and type 2 diabetes. PD Dr. Dr. Taulant Muka (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer 3rd December 2020
  • 17 November 2020: Update on the management of dyslipidemias. Dr. med. Konstantinos Koskinas (Centre for Preventive Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital). Seminar Flyer November 2020
  • 29 October 2020: Prevention of cardiovascular disease – where basic science and clinical research could meet. Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Wilhelm (Centre for Preventive Cardiology, Sports Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital). Seminar Flyer October 2020 
  • 25 June 2020: Electro-mechanical dysfunction and interaction in 'electrical' diseases of the heart. Prof. Dr. med. Katja Odening (Translational Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and Institute of Physiology, University of Bern). Seminar Flyer June 2020
  • 28 May 2020: Deciphering the regulatory dynamics controlling cardiac development and reprogramming. Ass.-Prof. Marco Osterwalder (Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), University of Bern). Seminar Flyer 28th May 2020
  • 12 May 2020: Chemokine receptors in chronic vascular inflammation. Prof. Dr. Yvonne Döring (Division of Angiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Centre, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), University of Bern). Seminar Flyer 12th May 2020

Seminar series 2019

  • 4 December 2019: Targeting Derailed Proteostasis in Management of Atrial Fibrillation. Prof. Dr. Bianca Brundel, Department of Physiology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Seminar Flyer December 2019
  • 11 September 2019: A vasculogenic niche in the mammalian heart contributes to coronary lymphatic vessels. Prof. Miguel Torres Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares CNIC, Madrid, Spain. Seminar Flyer September 2019
  • 4 July 2019: Ischemic heart disease: Do we need a gender-specific treatment? Prof. Dr. med. Catherine Gebhard, Cardiovascular Gender Medicine, Center for Molecular Cardiology, University of Zurich, Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Zurich. Seminar Flyer July 2019
  • 18 June 2019: Cardiomyocytes and macro-molecular complexes of ion channels: role in cardiac pathologies? PD Dr. phil. nat. Jean-Sébastien Rougier, Institut of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Universität Bern. Seminar Flyer June 2019