The Day of BioMedical Research 2018

Invitation / Announcement

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Location: The Langhans Auditorium, Pathology Building, Murtenstrasse 31, Bern

The Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) provides the infrastructure and support for the biomedical research of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern. The annual “Day of BioMedical Research” (former Day of Clinical Research) has established itself as a forum for researchers to present their work in a poster session and to get insights into the research projects of their colleagues.

Besides awarding the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2018, the Poster Prizes of the DBMR and the Research Prize Alumni MedBern, the two keynote lectures organized by the DBMR are further highlights. The final program of the Day of BioMedical Research will be uploaded onto the DBMR homepage in October 2018.

During the Day of BioMedical Research the following prizes will be awarded:

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2018 (CHF 30'000)
The aim of this research award is the support of a young researcher of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern. The research award honours a promising research project, and should provide the base for a successful application for a peer reviewed, competitive grant.
Further details for the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2018

Poster Prizes of the DBMR (CHF 2'000, each)
All students and members of the institutes and clinics of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern and of the Inselspital engaged in research are invited to submit an abstract and present a poster of their work.
Three Poster Prizes will be awarded to young researchers:

  • the best preclinical project
  • the best clinical project
  • the best project by a medical student
    (submissions for the latter must be accompanied by a confirmation letter from the supervisor and a copy of the medical student’s matriculation pass and sent by eMail to the Administrator DBMR, Mrs Basak Ginsbourger, basak.ginsbourger@dbmr.unibe.ch)  

The candidates of the Poster Prizes are Master Students, PhD and MD Doctorates as well as Postdocs within max. of 5 years after graduation as the first and presenting author.

The jury members of the three categories (the best preclinical project, the best clinical project, the best project by a medical student) are responsible for all aspects of awarding the prize. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed. There is no obligation to award the poster prizes.
Further details for the Poster Prizes of the DBMR and link for abstracts submission

The Alumni MedBern will honour an abstract with the Research Prize Alumni MedBern (CHF 2'000). The award will be distributed based on the assessment of the following criteria:

  • Collaboration between university and non-university partners
  • Collaboration between basic research and clinical research
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Collaboration between Faculties of the University of Bern 

The deadline for the submission of the applications for the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award and of the abstracts is on Monday, August 20, 2018