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 Networks for which the DBMR will give visibility and logistical support.
Network for Regenerative Neuroscience
The interdisciplinary collaboration between five research groups of the University of Bern was inspired by the emerging field of stem cell research, which offers interesting new therapeutic options for a variety of disorders of the brain and the sensory organs of the head.
Network 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.
Network 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.
Network for Cardiovascular Research (nur in Englisch)
DBMR Network for Bone & Joint Research
The network 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.