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 2022 alone, the yearly contribution amounted to around CHF 113 million (Source: Uni Bern Annual Report 2022). 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 77 - Digital Transformation
Uni Bern projects

Deep biosphere-geosphere interactions at the top of the world (DIGESTED): An interdisciplinary approach to interpret a Myr climate record from Lake Nam Co (Tibetan Plateau)
Co-PI: Hendrik Vogel (Institute of Geology)
Duration: 01.06.2023 - 31.05.2027

Commonification: transition pathways for urban sustainability (COMMONPATHS)
Co-PI: Jean-David Gerber
Duration: 01.01.2023 – 31.03.2027

Exploring the Cellular Impact of Neural Oscillations
Co-PI: Antoine Adamantidis (Clinical Neuroscience)
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: 01.04.2022 - 31.03.2026

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

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

Xeno2Cure - advanced engineering and testing of organ donor pigs
Co-PI: Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen (Institute of Political Science)
Duration: 01.04.2021 - 31.03.2025

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

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

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

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

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 - 31.03.2024

“Lege Iosephum!” Ways of Reading Josephus in the Latin Middle Ages
Co-PI: Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich (Institute of Classical Philology)
Duration: 01.04.2019 - 31.03.2024

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 (Ecology & Evolution)
Duration: 31.03.2019 - 30.09.2024

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 - 30.06.2023

Predict and Monitor Epilepsy After a First Seizure: The Swiss-First Study
Co-PI: Roland Wiest (Clinical Neuroscience)
Duration: 01.02.2019 - 31.01.2025

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

Ruthenium Complexes for the Treatment of Protozoan Diseases of Medical and Veterinary Importance
Co-PI: Julien Furrer (Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy)
Duration: 01.09.2017 - 31.05.2023

Career grants

A list of the 23 Eccellenza Grants und Professorial Fellowships is available on the SNSF Data Portal (status 11.04.2023).

A list of the 9 SNSF Professors is available on the SNSF Data Portal (status 11.04.2023).

A list of the 8 PRIMA projects is available on the SNSF Data Portal (status 11.04.2023).

A list of the 40 Ambizione projects is available on the SNSF Data Portal (status 11.04.2023).

Horizon Europe Transitional Measures

Advanced Grants

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

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

Consolidator Grants

Project title: Building Wildfire Resilient Communities in Europe
PI: Christine Eriksen (Institute of Geography)

Project title: Religious Interaction and Co-Production: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Entangled Early Medieval Occident
PI: Katharina Heyden (Institute of Historical Theology)

Project title: Searching for physics beyond the standard model in low-energy precision observables
PI: Martin Hoferichter (Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Project title: Global Bones. Entangled Histories, Transfers and Translations in the Early Modern Age
PI: Urte Krass (Institute of Art History)

Starting Grants

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

A list of the 10 current SNSF Postdoctoral Fellows is available on the SNSF Data Portal (status 11.04.2023).