Projects and Publications US Federal Projects at the University of Bern

University of Bern researchers are supported by US grants

Over the last 15 years, researchers at the University of Bern have received funding for their projects from several US federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Agriculture.

Current US-financed projects

Main awards

IeDEA-SA – International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS Southern Africa
Co-PI: Matthias Egger (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)

DTG-RESIST – HIV-1 subtype, specific drug resistance in patients failing Dolutegravir-based 1st, 2nd or 3rd line regimens: the International epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA)
PI: Matthias Egger (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)


SHAPE – Noninvasive Subharmonic Aided Pressure Estimation of Portal Hypertension
PI: Annalisa Berzigotti (Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine)

Harmonist – A Scalable Toolkit for Standardizing and Coordinating Data Sharing Across International Research Networks
PI: Matthias Egger (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine)

The µSiM-hBBB - a human BBB platform for the study of brain injury mechanisms during systemic infection
PI: Britta Engelhardt (Theodor Kocher Institute)

Bumped-Kinase Inhibitor Drug Development for Toxoplasmosis
PI: Andrew Hemphill (Institute of Parasitology)

Optimization of Lead BKIs for Cryptosporidiosis Therapy
PI: Andrew Hemphill (Institute of Parasitology)

LQTS-PUFA – Polyunsaturated fatty acids as anti-arrhythmic agents
PI: Katja Odening (Department of Cardiology)

An examination of psychomotor disturbance in current and remitted MDD: An RDoC Study
PI: Sebastian Walther (University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy)

ENIGMA Parkinson's Initiative: A Global Initiative for Parkinson's Disease
PI: Roland Wiest (Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology)

The Role of CRIPTO Signaling in Lethal Prostate Cancer
PI: Marianna Kruithof-de Julio (Department of Urology)

In Vivo and Ex Vivo Models to Study Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury, Endothelial Cell Protection, and Limb Preservation in a Prolonged Field Care Scenario
PI: Robert Rieben (Department for BioMedical Research)

Targeting PARP Inhibitor Resistance
PI: Sven Rottenberg (Institute of Animal Pathology)