Research

MCID-funded projects, first funding call

MCID-funded projects, first funding call

Project funding call launched June 2021. Projects to run 2022-2024. See here for funding call details.

Deciphering the interplay between viral proteins and host cell mRNA metabolism

Applicant: Dr. Evangelos Karousis

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (DCBP)

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Klebsi-mAb

Applicant: Dr. Tim Rollenske

University of Bern Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) and University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

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Confronting the rising epidemic of the zoonotic tick-borne encephalitis virus

Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Stephen Leib

Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK)

Co-Lead Applicant: Dr. Marco Alves

Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty (IVI)

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Co-infection of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and malaria: from population level to immunological and cellular interaction

Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. Volker Heussler

Institute of Cell Biology (IZB)

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Gilles Wandeler, Dept. Infectious Diseases

Department of Infectious Diseases, Inselspital Bern

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. Olivier Guenat

ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

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Interplay of infections and the microbiota on outcomes for host health

Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Andrew Macpherson

University of Bern Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) and University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. Volker Heussler

Institute of Cell Biology (IZB), University of Bern

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Use of tailor-made bacteriophages for the treatment of infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria

Lead Applicant: Dr. Fabien Labroussaa

Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology (IVB), Vetsuisse Faculty

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Stephen Leib

Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK)

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menoBalance App: Use of AI methods to design a personalised chronic and infectious disease management medical device

Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Petra Stute

Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. David Ginsbourger

Mathematical Physics and Actuarial Science

Co-Applicant: Dr. Ben Spycher

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Co-Applicant: Dr. Rowan Iskandar

SITEM Center for Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entepreneurship

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Role of sheep and rodent reservoirs for Wesselsbron, a neglected zoonotic flavivirus

Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. Charaf Benarafa

Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty (IVI)

Co-Lead Applicant: Dr. Obdulio Garcia-Nicolas

Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty (IVI)

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Early detection for early action: integrating multiple data sources for monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic in near real-time

Lead Applicant: PD Dr. Christian Althaus

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Guido Beldi

University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

Co-Applicant: Dr. med. Julien Riou

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. Raphael Sznitman

ARTORG Centet for Biomedical Engineering

Co-Applicant: Dr. Alban Ramette

Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK)

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. Kevin Heng

Center for Space and Habitability (CSH)

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. Alexander Leichtle

University Institute of Clinical Chemistry

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Preparedness for surveillance in school rooms in pandemic and epidemic situations: multiple measure approach to estimate transmission and interventions for Covid-19 and seasonal influenza

Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Lukas Fenner

Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Jent

Department of Infectious Diseases, Inselspital Bern

Co-Applicant: Dr. Pascal Bittel

Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK)

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. Tina Hascher

Institute of Educational Science (IES)

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Divided pandemic society and Public Health. Polarization in the Covid-19 pandemic response in Switzerland

Lead applicant: Prof. Dr. Annika Frahsa

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. Markus Freitag

Institiute of Political Science

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Nicola Low

Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

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An integrative One Health network to monitor and characterize influenza A viruses circulating in the human and pig population

Lead applicant: PD Dr. Ronald Dijkman

Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK)

Co-Lead Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Andri Rauch

Department of Infectious Diseases, Inselspital Bern

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. vet. Heiko Nathues

Clinic for Swine, Vetsuisse Faculty

Co-Applicant: Dr. Jenna Kelly

Institute of Virology and Immunology, Vetsuisse Faculty (IVI)

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Latzin

University Children's Hospital, Division of Pediiatric Pulmonology and Allergology

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Manuela Funke-Chambour

Lung Cluster (DBMR) and Department of Pulmonology, Inselspital Bern

Co-Applicant: Prof. Dr. med. Gilles Wandeler

Department of Infectious Disease, Inselspital Bern

Co-Applicant: Dr. med. Cédric Hirzel

Department of Infectious Disease, Inselspital Bern

Co-Applicant: PD Dr. Franziska Suter-Riniker

Institute of Infectious Diseases (IFIK)

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Liposomal nanotraps: non-antibiotic compounds for the treatment of enteropathogenic infections in humans and farm animals without contributing to antimicrobial resistance.

Applicant: Dr. Eduard Babiychuk

Institute of Anatomy

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Preparing the mainstream media for the next pandemic – understanding under which conditions conspiracy-related mainstream media content fosters conspiracy beliefs

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Silke Adam

Institute of Communication and Media Studies

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A decision-making framework under severe uncertainty for optimizing future pandemic responses

Applicant: Dr. Rowan Iskandar

SITEM Center for Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entepreneurship

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The evolution of senescence and insecticide resistance in vector populations

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Deborah Keogh-Stroka

University of Bern Department of Biomedical Research (DBMR) and University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine

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Comparing the crisis resilience of national policy advisory systems during Covid-19

Applicant: Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager

KPM Center for Public Management (KPM)

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