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(See here for news archive: 2021/2022)

Ethics and Policy Lab awarded NRP 79 “Advancing 3R” Funding

Ethics & Policy Lab managers Dr. Caroline Brall and Dr. Caroline Schlaufer secure SNSF NRP 79 “Advancing 3R” funding for their project entitled “A public policy and ethical analysis of the debate on research with animals in Switzerland”.

MCID Member Evangelos Karousis receives Holcim Stiftung Wissen award

MCID Career Development Grantee Evangelos Karousis has been awarded a Holcim Stiftung Wissen fellowship, allowing him to establish himself as a junior group leader at the DCBP from January 2023.

MCID Ethics and Policy Lab and Oeschger Center (OCCR) host a boot camp on politics organised by the Franxini Project

The boot camp, to be held on 7th and 8th June, will be open to members of the MCID and OCCR keen to learn more about policy engagement in Switzerland.

MCID sponsors the Middle Eastern Biology of Parasitism summer school 2023

MeBoP, the Middle Eastern Biology of Parasitism summer school 2023, will be held from July 23rd until August 5th at the University of Bern. Open to applicants from the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, this course provides high-level teaching and training on a wide-range of parasitology topics.

MCID launches its quarterly newsletter, The SPREAD

The MCID has launched the first issue of its quarterly newsletter, The SPREAD, aiming to provide updates on MCID activities and interesting articles on infectious disease research from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

Nicola Low and collaborators address unanswered questions on mpox transmission

Nicola Low, vice-chair of the WHO's Mpox Emergency Committee and MCID Epidemiology cluster chair, identifies unanswered questions on the role of sexual contact in mpox transmission in an article published in PLOS Medicine.

BEready Cohort information event

On 16th February the MCID BEready Cohort team welcomed cantonal and national representatives from health, education, politics, media and academic research to an information meeting and reported findings from a canton-wide survey.

MCID Co-Chair, Volker Thiel, to act as member of the Swiss Covid-19 Scientific Advisory Panel

Volker Thiel will provide coronavirus expertise as a member of the Covid-19 Scientific Advisory Panel, formed to provide independent analysis and advice on behalf of the Swiss government.

New Co-presidents of the SCNAT Biology Platform

MCID Co-Chair, Carmen Faso and Irene Adrian-Kalchhauser, head of FIWI, Vetsuisse, take on co-presidency of the SCNAT Biology Platform