Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award

The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award is a joint project of the Department for BioMedical Research DBMR and the Foundation Johanna Dürmüller-Bol to support a young researcher of the Faculty of Medicine in his/her early career. The research award honours a promising research project, which should provide the base for a successful application for a peer reviewed, competitive grant. MD, PhD, MD-PhD researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, who are not Lab Group Leaders and have not received the habilitation, and are under the direct supervision of a mentor are eligible to apply. The award amounts to CHF 30’000.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2024

The call for proposals for the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2024 is now open. 

The application documents (form, CV and written letter of support from their current mentor/supervisor) must be submitted in one PDF file.

Up to five applications will be shortlisted and applicants will be invited to present their projects at the Day of BioMedical Research 2024, which is planned for Wednesday, July 3, 2024. The award winner’s name will be only announced at the event.

For questions, please write contact us, awards.dbmr@unibe.ch.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award guidelines and application form

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2023

Research Award for project on the neural mechanisms involved in emotional processing during sleep

At the DBMR BioMedical Research on Wednesday, 5 July 2023, Prof. Dr. Volker Enzmann announced the winner of the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2023. The DBMR congratulates Mattia Aime, PhD, this year's winner, for his project “REM sleep and emotions: the missing link for a better life quality”.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2022

Research Award for the project: The pandemic impact on circulation and diversity of a respiratory virus

At the DBMR Day of BioMedical Research on 6 July 2022, Prof. Dr. Volker Enzmann announced the winner of the Johanna Dürmüller-bol DBMR Research Award 2022. The DBMR congratulates Emma Britt Hodcroft, PhD, this year’s winner, for her project “Investigating the impact of pandemic restrictions on circulation and genetic diversity of a respiratory virus”.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2021

Research Award for peritoneal injury repair and adhesion formation

The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2021 was awarded to Dr. Joel Zindel for his research on defining macrophage-dependent mesothelial cell recruitment in peritoneal injury repair and adhesion formation.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2020

Research Award for project on Prostate Cancer

The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2020 was awarded to Joanna Triscott for her research on metabolic vulnerabilities in advanced prostate cancer.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2019

Research Award for project on Heart Transplantation

The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2019 was awarded to Maria-Nieves Sanz for her research on inflammatory processes during heart transplantations.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2018

Research Award for project on Maternal Microbiota

The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2018 was awarded to Dr.rer.nat. Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg for her research on investigating the role of maternal microbiota in durably shaping intestinal immunity and gene expression in the offspring through epigenetic mechanisms.

Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2017

Research Award for project on New Treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2017 was awarded to Dr. med. Manuela Funke-Chambour for her research on Autophagy as a New Therapeutical Target for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.