Projects and Publications SNSF Projects at the University of Bern

Uni Bern researchers participate in more than 560 SNSF projects

The Swiss National Science Foundation is the most important third-party funder for researchers at the University of Bern. Total funding runs to several hundred million Swiss francs. In 2019 alone, the yearly contribution amounted to around CHF 110 million (Source: Uni Bern Annual Report 2019). A summary of grants received over the past 10 years, classified by research area and funding scheme, is available on the SNF P3 website.

Programme and career grants at Uni Bern

The University of Bern is home to the following National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR):

NFS PlanetS - Origin, evolution and characterisation of planets
Director: Willy Benz (Physics Institute)
Duration: 01.06.2014 - 31.05.2025

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 - 30.04.2025

NFS TransCure - From transport physiology to identification of therapeutic targets
Director: Hugues Abriel (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine)
Duration: 01.11.2010 - 31.10.2022

The University of Bern participates in all the ongoing National Research Programmes (NRP):

NRP 78 - Covid 19
Uni Bern projects

NRP 77 - Digitale 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

The University of Bern participates in the following Sinergia projects:

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

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

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

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: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2024

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 - 31.03.2023

“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

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

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

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 - 31.08.2022

Bacteria-host interactions through bile acid 7-dehydroxylation
Co-PI: Siegfried Hapfelmeier (Institute for Infectious Diseases)
​​​​​​​Duration: 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022

Photonuclear reactions: breakthrough research in radionuclides for theranostics
Co-PI: Andreas Türler (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
​​​​​​​Duration: 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022

Intermicrobial and host-microbial interactions that determine the trajectory of mammalian microbial colonization in early life
Co-PI: Andrew Macpherson (Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine)
​​​​​​​Duration: 01.05.2018 - 30.04.2022

Ruthenium Complexes for the Treatment of Protozoan Diseases of Medical and Veterinary Importance
Co-PI: Julien Furrer (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
​​​​​​​Duration: 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2021

Lake Tsunamis: Causes, Controls, and Hazard
Co-PI: Flavio Anselmetti (Institute of Geological Sciences)
​​​​​​​Duration: 01.04.2017 - 31.03.2022

In situ photoactivated hydrogel-based platform to treat cerebral aneurysms
Co-PI: Tomas Dobrocky (Department of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology)
​​​​​​​Duration: 01.03.2017 - 28.02.2022

Molecular identification of lipid transporters for protein glycosylation
Co-PI: Peter Bütikofer (Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine)
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Duration: 01.02.2017 - 30.09.2021

A list of the 15 current Eccellenza Grants und Professorial Fellowships is available on the SNF P3 website (status 19.08.2021).

A list of the 27 current SNSF Professors is available on the SNF P3 website (status 19.08.2021).

A list of the 3 ongoing PRIMA projects is available on the SNF P3 website (status 04.02.2021).

A list of the 40 ongoing Ambizione projects is available on the SNF P3 website (status 19.08.2021).