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The MCID is a multidisciplinary strategic center at the University of Bern dedicated to the study and mitigation of healthcare, societal, ethical, and economic risks from infectious diseases. The MCID brings together high impact academic researchers with the aim of determining the origins of infectious disease risks, preparing for and managing these risks.

The launch of the MCID has been made possible through a generous donation by the Vinetum Foundation.

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News and events

MCID Member Evan Karousis receives funding to support future research activities

MCID Career Development Grant recipient, Evan Karousis, receives SNSF Spark funding, as well as a Claude et Giuliana Foundation Grant, to support his ongoing research, including in vitro translation screening linked to his MCID-funded project

Carmen Faso welcomes South Africa Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on behalf of the MCID

On 23rd October, the South Africa Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education, Science and Innovation visited the University of Bern as part of a tour organised by the Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa. MCID Co-Chair, Carmen Faso, had the privilege of presenting the MCID and its involvement in the Cluster of Research Excellence Genomics for Health in Africa.


BEready Cohort information event

On 16th February the MCID BEready Cohort team will welcome cantonal and national representatives from health, education, politics, media and academic research to an information meeting. In this meeting, attendees will be introduced to the plans for the "Bern, get ready" Cohort pilot study and presented with initial results of an online survey of the Bernese population.



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