Projects and Publications SNSF Projects at the University of Bern

Uni Bern researchers participate in around 640 SNSF projects

The Swiss National Science Foundation is the most important third-party funder for researchers at the University of Bern. In 2021 alone, the yearly contribution amounted to around CHF 114 million (Source: Uni Bern Annual Report 2021). An overview of the number of grants and amount of financing received in the past years is available on the SNF Data Portal.

Programme grants

NFS PlanetS - Origin, evolution and characterisation of planets
Director: Willy Benz (Physics Institute)
Duration: 01.06.2014 - 31.05.2026

NFS RNA und Disease - Understanding the role of RNA biology in disease mechanisms
Director: Oliver Mühlemann (Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Duration: 01.05.2014 - 30.04.2026

NFP 80 – Covid-19 in Society
Uni Bern projects

NFP 79 - Advancing 3R – Research, Animals and Society
Uni Bern projects

NRP 78 - Covid 19
Uni Bern projects

NRP 77 - Digital Transformation
Uni Bern projects

NRP 76 - Welfare and Coercion – Past, Present and Future
Uni Bern projects

NRP 74 - Smarter Health Care
Uni Bern projects

NRP 73 - Sustainable Economy
Uni Bern projects

Commonification: transition pathways for urban sustainability (COMMONPATHS)
Co-PI: Jean-David Gerber
Duration: 01.01.2023 – 31.12.2026

Dynamic consortium interactions that establish the microbiota during weaning
Co-PI: Andrew Macpherson (Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine)
Duration: 01.05.2022 - 30.04.2026

HORAO - Polarimetric visualization of Healthy brain fiber tracts for tumor delineation during neurosurgery
Co-PI: Philippe Schucht (Department of Neurosurgery)
Duration: 01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025

PROMETEX: Metabolically-instructed personalized therapy selection for prostate cancer
Co-PI: Marianna Kruithof-de Julio (Department for BioMedical Research)
Duration: 01.11.2021 - 31.10.2025

Sociotechnological Breakthrough of Thermal Energy Storage - a new Approach of Constructive Technology Assessment (SOTES)
Co-PI: Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen (Institute of Political Science)
Duration: 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025

Xeno2Cure - advanced engineering and testing of organ donor pigs
Co-PI: Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen (Institute of Political Science)
Duration: 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025

Functional chemoinformatic modelling of the host cell metabolome to fight apicomplexan parasites
Co-PI: Volker Heussler (Institute of Cell Biology)
Duration: 01.03.2021 - 28.02.2025

Mediating the Ecological Imperative: Formats and Modes of Engagement
Co-PI: Peter Schneemann (Institute of Art History)
Duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2024

Evidence-based Transformation in Pesticide Governance
Co-PI: Karin Ingold (Institute of Political Science)
Duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2024

Trans-omic approach to colorectal cancer: an integrative computational and clinical perspective
Co-PI: Inti Zlobec (Institute of Pathology)
Duration: 01.10.2020 - 30.09.2024

Unravel Principles Of Self-Organization In Injured Tissue
Co-PI: Eliane J. Müller (Department for BioMedical Research)
Duration: 31.06.2021-31.05.2024

Disease-targeted next-generation sequencing panel (VASCSequ) for detection of somatic-mosaic mutations in congenital vascular malformations to enable further advances in personalized therapeutic decision making
Co-PI: Iris Baumgartner (Department of Angiology)
Duration: 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024

Real time exploration of GTPase - cytoskeletal feedback underlying contractile actomyosin systems
Co-PI: Olivier Pertz (Institute of Cell Biology)
Duration: 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023

Photonuclear reactions (PHOR): breakthrough research in radionuclides for theranostics
Co-PI: Andreas Türler (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
Duration: 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2023

The role of mitochondrial carriers in metabolic tuning and reprogramming by calcium flow across membrane contact sites
Co-PI: Matthias Hediger (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine)
Duration: 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2023

A Fragility Fracture Integrative Risk Model for CT Recycling
Co-PI: Philippe Zysset (ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research)
Duration: 01.08.2019 - 31.07.2023

Morbillivirus cell entry machinery: mechanisms, structures and antiviral drug discovery
Co-PI: Dimitrios Fotiadis (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine)
Duration: 01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

“Lege Iosephum!” Ways of Reading Josephus in the Latin Middle Ages
Co-PI: Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich (Institute of Classical Philology)
Duration: 01.04.2019 - 31.03.2023

20,000 years of evolution and ecosystem dynamics in the world’s largest tropical lake reconstructed from sediment cores, fossils and ancient DNA
Co-PI: Ole Seehausen (Institute of Ecology and Evolution)
Duration: 01.03.2019 - 28.02.2023

Design and Evaluation of a Vehicle Hypoaglycemia Warning System in Diabetes
Co-PI: Christoph Stettler (Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism)
Duration: 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2023

Predict and Monitor Epilepsy After a First Seizure: The Swiss-First Study
Co-PI: Roland Wiest (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology)
Duration: 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2023

Bacteria-host interactions through bile acid 7-dehydroxylation
Co-PI: Siegfried Hapfelmeier (Institute for Infectious Diseases)
Duration: 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2022

Career grants

Horizon Europe Transitional Measures

Advanced Grants

Memory Trace
Project title: Strengthening memory formation for retrieval despite amnesia
PI: Katharina Henke (Institute of Psychology)

FITNESS
Project title: Forward-In-Time Natural Experimental Study of Selection
PI: Catherine Peichel (Institute of Ecology and Evolution)

Starting Grants

IgA-select
Project title: B cell selection and antibody function in intestinal antibody responses
PI: Tim Rollenske (Department for BioMedical Research)

Project title: The emergence of self-harm in the first decades of life: A biopsychosocial perspective on developmental dynamics, risk and protective factors
PI: Annekatrin Steinhoff (Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste)

TraIL
Project title: Tracing Labour in Islamicate Legal Traditions
PI: Serena Tolino (Institute for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Societies)

ACTUAL
Project title: Advancing research on extreme humid heat and health
PI: Ana Maria Vicedo Cabrera (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)

Project title: Integrating modeling and experiments to study species coexistence in metacommunities
PI: Xiang-Yi Li Richter (Institute of Ecology and Evolution)

CHARIBDIS
Project title: Charting Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution via the ice sheet's internal stratigraphy
PI: Johannes Sutter (Physics Institute)

Project title: Coordination of host-microbe interactions by crosstalk with anti-glycan antibodies in inflammatory bowel diseases
PI: Bahtiyar Yilmaz (Department for BioMedical Research)

Project title: Mechanisms of peripheral vision in complex decision-making
PI: Christian Vater (Institute of Sport Science)

A list of the 9 current SNSF Postdoctoral Fellows is available on the SNSF Data Portal (status 01.11.2022).