Projects and Publications EU Projects at the University of Bern

Uni Bern researchers participate in more than 100 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 large number of Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe individual and collaborative projects, as well as other EU programmes such as Euratom, the Active and Assisted Living Programme and the Innovative Medicines Initiative.

List of EU projects (status 31.10.2023) (PDF, 164KB)

Horizon Europe projects

Ongoing projects receiving direct funding from Switzerland

Cluster 1: Health

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: Efficient and rapidly scalable EU-wide evidence-driven pandemic response plans through dynamic epidemic data synthesis
PI: Nicola Low (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)

Project title: Intelligent Lung Support for Mechanically Ventilated Patients in the Intensive Care Unit
PI: Martin Faltys (Department of Intensive Care Medicine)

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

Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

Project title: Policy recommendations to regain feminist losers as mainstream voters
PI: Leandra Bias and Michèle Amacker (Institute of Political Science)

Cluster 4: Digital, Industry and Space

Project title: AI guidance for robot-assisted eye surgery
PI: Raphael Sznitman (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)

Project title: Rapid Active Coronagraphy of Exoplanets from a Ground Observatory
PI: Jonas Kühn (Physics Institute)

Project title: Collective Guilt and Shame
PI: Benjamin Matheson (Institute of Philosophy)

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)

Mechanisms of gas-driven mineral weathering in a changing climate
PI: Anna Harrison (Institute of Geological Sciences)

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)

A list of all Horizon Europe projects in which the University of Bern is participating can be found on CORDIS, the European Commission's database for research results.

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)

Consolidator Grants

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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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.

A list of all Horizon 2020 projects in which the University of Bern is or was participating can be found on CORDIS, the European Commission's database for research results.