The Day of BioMedical Research

Since 1996, the Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR) has held a "Day of BioMedical Research". The annual "Day of BoMedical Research" has establisched 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. The event is open to the public, and gives an insight into the clinical research activities at the University of Bern. The Day of BioMedical Research is also an excellent platform for making new contacts and exchanging ideas.

NEXT: DBMR Day of BioMedical Research 2023

Date        :  Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 11:30 - 18:00

Location :  Ettore Rossi Auditorium, Kinderklinik (KKL), Freiburgstrasse 15, 3010 Bern

Highlights of the program are the presentation of the Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2023, the DBMR Poster Prizes, the Best Publication 2022 Prize, of the Research Prize Alumni MedBern and of the SCRM Best Stem Cell Project. Two outstanding keynote lectures organized by the DBMR will complete the program. The final program of the DBMR Day of BioMedical Research will be available on the DBMR Website in June 2023.

The following prizes will be awarded at the DBMR Day of BioMedical Research 2023:

1. Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2023 (CHF 30'000): the prize is financed by the Foundation Johanna Dürmüller-Bol.

2. Three DBMR Poster Prizes 2023 (CHF 2'000, each) will be awarded to young researchers:

  • the best preclinical project
  • the best clinical project
  • the best project by a medical student

3. The Best DBMR Publication 2022 Prize (CHF 2'000)

4. Research Prize Alumni MedBern (CFH 2'000) (tbc)

5. SCRM Poster Prize for Best Stem Cell Project (CHF 1'000) (tbc)

Coming soon:

  • The Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2023 will be open for applications in December 2022. Submission deadline: Monday, 20 March 2023.
  • Other prizes will be open for applications in February 2023. Submission deadline: Monday, 24 April 2023.
Poster Prizes of the Day of BioMedical Research 2022 Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2022
Poster Prizes of the Day of BioMedical Research 2020 Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2020
Poster Prizes of the Day of BioMedical Research 2019
  • The prize for the best publication goes to Bahtiyar Yilmaz
    "Microbial network disturbances in relapsing refractory Crohn’s disease"  
  • The Alumni MedBern award goes to Vera Lehmann
    "Headwind: design and evaluation of a vehicle hypoglycemia warning system in diabetes – results from a driving simulator study"
  • The Stem Cell Prize goes to Pascal Näf
    "IL-33/ST2 signaling promotes steady-state hematopoiesis via IL-6 producing ILC2"
Johanna Dürmüller-Bol DBMR Research Award 2019