Projects and Publications EU Projects at the University of Bern

Uni Bern researchers participate in around 115 EU projects

The EU Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation are the second most important third-party funding source for researchers at the University of Bern after the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The University of Bern currently participates in a variety of individual and collaborative Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 projects as well as in other EU programs – Global Challenges (2), Societal Challenges (31), Industrial Leadership (4), Green Deal (1), European Research Council Grants (31), Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (30), Future and Emerging Technologies (3), Research Infrastructures (4), Euratom (2), Active and Assisted Living (1), and Innovative Medicines Initiative (3).

List of EU projects (status 30.6.2022) (PDF, 161KB)

Horizon Europe projects

Projects receiving direct funding from Switzerland

Project title: Implementing a patient-centred and evidence-based intervention to reduce benzodiazepine and sedative-hypnotic use to improve patient safety and quality of care
PI: Nicolas Rodondi (Institute of Primary Health Care)

Project title: Mobile Artificial Intelligence Solution for Diabetes Adaptive Care
PI: Stavroula Mougiakakou (ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research)

Consolidator Grants

Successful projects submitted to the European Research Council (ERC) and now receiving Swiss funding.

Project title: Canopy Waves - Herbivore-Induced Volatile Dynamics Across Multiple Plants
PI: Matthias Erb (Institute of Plant Sciences)

Project title: Remote sensing of living organisms with full Stokes spectro-polarimetry
PI: Demory Brice-Olivier (Center for Space and Habitability)

Starting Grants

Successful projects submitted to the European Research Council (ERC) and now receiving Swiss funding.

Project title: Identifying how life cycle variation drives biodiversity in changing environments over time and space
PI: Anne-Claire Fabre (Institute of Ecology and Evolution)

Project title: Climate impact and human consequences of past volcanic eruptions
PI: Heli Huhtamaa (Institute of History)

Project title: Mechanistic model simulations of the marine biological carbon pump
PI: Charlotte Laufkötter (Physics Institute)

Project title: Food webs and biodiversity change in an extreme world
PI: Madhav Thakur (Institute of Ecology and Evolution)

Horizon 2020 projects

Ongoing projects coordinated by the University of Bern

Synergy Grants

Project title: Exploring the dynamics and causes of prehistoric land use change in the cradle of European farming
Uni Bern PIs: Albert Hafner (Institute of Archaeological Sciences), Willy Tinner (Institute of Plant Sciences)

Advanced Grants

Project title: Development of Healthy Host Microbial Mutualism in Early Life
PI: Andrew Macpherson (Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine)

Project title: Targeting the essentialome of radiotherapy-resistant cancer
PI: Sven Rottenberg (Institute of Animal Pathology)

Project title: Chemical Space for Antimicrobials on a Peptide Basis
PI: Jean-Louis Reymond (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Project title: A Palaeoreanalysis To Understand Decadal Climate Variability
PI: Stefan Brönnimann (Institute of Geography)

Project title: Reconstruction of Pollinator-Mediated Speciation by Identification and Substitution of Causative Mutations
PI: Cris Kuhlemeier (Institute of Plant Sciences)

Consolidator Grants

Project title: Global Horizons in Pre-Modern Art
PI: Beate Fricke (Institute of Art History)

Project title: All-optical deconstruction of thalamic control of sleep-wake states
PI: Antoine Adamantidis (Department of Neurology)

Project title: Connectivity Correlate of Molecular Pathology in Neurodegeneration
PI: Smita Saxena (Department of Neurology)

Project title: Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance of cardiac regenerative capacity in the zebrafish
PI: Nadia Mercader (Institute of Anatomy)

Project title: A toolbox for fitness landscapes in evolution
PI: Claudia Bank (Institute of Ecology and Evolution)

Project title: Indigenous Communities, Land Use and Tropical Deforestation
PI: Graziano Ceddia (Centre for Development and Environment)

Projekttitel: Tropical forest patches under pressure: Dynamics, functions and sustainable management in agricultural landscapes of the West African forest and savannah zones
PI: Chinwe Ifejika Speranza (Geographisches Institut)

Project title: The Climates and Habitability of Small Exoplanets Around Red Stars
PI: Kevin Heng (Center for Space and Habitability)

Projekttitel: Studying Neutrinos at the High Energy Frontier
PI: Akitaka Ariga (Physics Institute)

Project title: Stable Chromium Isotopes as a Productivity Tracer
PI: Samuel Jaccard (Institute of Geological Sciences)

Project title: Unifying the three pillars of Geodesy using space ties
PI: Adrian Jäggi (Astronomical Institute)

Project title: Timing of Holocene volcanic eruptions and their radiative aerosol forcing
PI: Michael Sigl (Physics Institute)

Starting Grants

Project title: Neuronal circuits for emotions in the ventral CA1 hippocampus
PI: Stéphane Ciocchi (Department of Physiology)

Project title: Microbiota and immune responses at weaning predict the susceptibility to chronic inflammatory diseases in adulthood
PI: Ziad Al Nabhani (Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine)

Project title: Organic Semiconductors Interfaced with Biological Environments
PI: Natalie Banerji (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Project title: Topological Explorations with a Clip: New Molecular Nanocarbons
PI: Tomáš Šolomek (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)

Project title: Perception of Plant Volatiles
PI: Matthias Erb (Institute of Plant Sciences)

Project title: Plant responses to the third trophic level as a novel determinant of multitrophic interactions
PI: Christelle Robert (Institute of Plant Sciences)

Project title: Prograde metamorphism modeling: a new petrochronological and computing framework
PI: Pierre Lanari (Institute of Geological Sciences)

Project title: Is environmental justice necessary for human well-being? Comparative analysis of certification schemes, inclusive business, and solidarity economy strategies
PI: Christoph Oberlack (Centre for Development and Environment)

Project title: Algorithmic Hexahedral Mesh Generation
PI: David Bommes (Institute of Computer Science)

Project title: Unique Method for a Neutron Electric Dipole Moment Search using a Pulsed Beam
PI: Florian Piegsa (Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics)

Innovative Training Networks

Project title: Achieving Gender Diversity
Coordinator: Sabine Sczesny (Institute of Psychology)

The University of Bern is a consortium member in many other Innovative Training Networks, as well as Research and Innovation Staff Exchange projects. They can be found in the list of all EU projects above.

Individual Fellowships (postdoc stipends)

The University of Bern hosts many Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows. They can be found in the list of all EU projects above.