Research Clusters

The Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) aims to foster bottom-up initiatives originating from individual DBMR research groups to work together or with groups outside of the DBMR. Research groups are invited to create Research Clusters for which the DBMR will give visibility and logistical support.

Cluster for Regenerative Neuroscience

Cluster for DBMR Oncology

Research groups of the DBMR with a focus on tumor biology/oncology have regular meetings and events to discuss latest data and advancements in the field. Interactions are aimed to potentiate collaborative work through research projects or grant applications.

Cluster for Lung Development, Regeneration and Respiratory Diseases

The history of lung research in Bern dates back to the early 1960’s beginning with the pioneering work of Ewald Weibel, a prominent Swiss lung morphologist and biomedical researcher. Weibel’s seminal work elucidating the relationship between lung microstructure and function built the foundation for an expanded network of research groups presently at the University of Bern dedicated to respiratory research.

DBMR Cluster for Bone & Joint Research

The cluster is open to all research groups of the University of Bern and the Inselspital that have an interest in the biology, mechanics, the repair, and the engineering of skeletal tissues.