Titleimage: Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP)

The Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathobiology (DIP) carries our biomedical research in view to improve health and well-being of animals and humans. The DIP is strongly involved in teaching and education in veterinary medicine, and includes not only students of veterinary medicine, but also those of medicine and natural sciences. The DIP participates in post-graduate formation and specialisation, and is member of the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB) of the University of Bern. The DIP offers research-supported diagnostic services to various stakeholders, including academic and private clinics, veterinary public health institutions and medical laboratories and clinicians.

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Young Investigator Award SSTMP to Dennis Imhof

We congratulate Dr. Dennis Imhof for having been awarded the Young Investigator Award of the Swiss Society for Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (SSTMP) for his excelling PhD thesis.

Congratulations Dr. Natalie Wiedemar!

We congratulate Dr. Natalie Wiedemar to her successful Ambizione grant application to the SNSF! We are looking forward to exciting research on your project "Dissecting resistance mechanisms and identifying new drug targets for the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica"!

Portrait von Hana Hanzlikova

New EMBO member

Hana Hanzlikova, group leader at the Institute of Animal Pathology, has been elected as EMBO member, a prestigious organization of leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond. Congratulations!

Kemal Mehanigic, PhD Student

Board exam of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists

Kemal Mehanigic, PhD student in the group of Dr. Nicolas Ruggli (IVI) and former resident at the Institute of Animal Pathology, successfully passed the board exam of the European College of Veterinary Pathologists. Congratulations!

Morgane Decollogny

MD-PhD grant

Morgane Decollogny, PhD student in the research group of Sven Rottenberg, is one of 12 young scientists in Switzerland, who receive the national MD-PhD award of the SAMW. Morgane is investigating residual disease in triple-negative breast cancer. Congratulations!



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