Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMSc)

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  • Dates autumn semester 2016 (pdf 65 kB)
  • Dates spring semester 2017 (pdf 66 kB)

Course Evaluation FS 2017

Evaluation forms are filled in on
01.06.2017, 16.15 – 17.30, Seminarraum, Institute of Physiology
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Elective Modules 2017

Purpose: It is the goal of the elective modules to give the students the opportunity to get acquainted with scientific topics of interest, to learn new experimental techniques and to indulge in daily lab routines. If feasible, students get the opportunity to work on a small project on their own. Apart from offering students deeper insights into preferred fields of research, elective modules ideally also serve as an entry point towards the master thesis.

Registration Process:
(1) Each student shall choose three proposals per slot and rank them with 1st / 2nd / 3rd priority
(2) Send your selection to the study coordinator(Ms. Ruegge) no later than November 11th 2016
(3)The study coordination office distributes the projects and informs the students no later than November 18th 2016.
(4)) Students fill in the registration form for the confirmed elective modules and return it together with the signature of the module leader to the coordination office at the latest by December 15th 2016.

  • Registration Form (pdf 65 kB)
  • Guidelines for Assessment and Grading (pdf 83 kB)
Slot 1: 13.02. – 03.03.2017
Slot 2: 06.03. – 24.03.2017

Listing of elective modules 2017 →

Master Thesis / Proposals

Start window: 19.6. - 4.8.17
End of thesis: 6 months later, latest on 2.2.2018
Deadline for registration: 2.5.2017
  • Registration form (pdf 92 kB)
  • Guidelines and Instructions for the Master Thesis (pdf 148 kB)
  • Alumni Biomedical Sciences will award a prize for the best master thesis 2016. In a first step, a committee will judge the anonymized abstracts based on clarity, writing, and scientific content. Second, the full master thesis of some students will be read and judged. Judging criterias will be rather based on scientific writing and methodology than on the project itself. The prize of SFr. 500.- will be handed over to the winner at the official diploma ceremony in March. To be eligible for the prize, please send the abstract of your master thesis before 13.01.16 to study coordinator. Alumni Biomedical Sciences wishes you good luck with your experiments and all the best for your master thesis.

Listing of proposals 2016/2017 →

Voluntary Studies

Studies listed below refer to topics that may be of special interest to Master students in Biomedical Sciences. Important : While ECTS points earned with these courses are NOT eligible towards achieving the Masters' degree in BMSc, they will be listed in the Diploma Supplement as additional voluntary studies.

  • Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science (2 ECTS)
    Details about the course on care and use of laboratory animals (LTK) can be found here: Zurich or Lausanne.

    Registration procedure:

    1. Letter of intent must be sent by e-mail or regular mail to the coordinator's office before registration to the LTK course

    2. The letter will be signed by the coordinator and sent back to you.

    3. Proceed with the registration to the LTK course: under the heading "remarks", state that you received the signed agreement (mandatory for successful registration)

    4. After the LTK course: Students that successfully finish the course are entitled for reimbursement of the costs of the course. To obtain reimbursement, please provide the diploma which you receive at the end of the LTK along with your bank account information and a copy of your payment to the office of the study coordinator.

  • Transporter Biology and Chemistry (3 ECTS)
    In the context of the NCCR TransCure, there will be a lecture series starting in Autumn 2017. The series consists of 28 lectures. Instead of a final exam, students need to attend at least 22 lectures. Details are given under the following Link.

Upcoming Masterthesis Presentations

  • 06.12.2016; Fabian Burkhard
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Institute of Pharmacology, Inselspital INO-F 703
    Title: Involvement of phospholipase A2 subtypes in breast cancer metastasis formation
  • 10.01.2017; Angela Fallegger
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Institute of Pharmacology, Inselspital INO-F 703
    Title: Production and analysis of a new IL-3cond Hoxb8 Mcpt8-/- cell line with the CRISPR/cas9 system.
  • 10.01.2017; Sarah Lutz
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Institute of Pharmacology, Inselspital INO-F 703
    Title: Sweets for the immune system: inflammatory disease and cancer.
  • 12.01.2017; Amélie Roten
    15:00 Uhr; Place: F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel
    Title: Practice of dose finding in drug development in neuroscience
  • 16.01.2017; Petra Polakova
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Pathology, L512
    Title: Role of purinergic signaling for chronic virus infection Important note: Non-Pathology staff should be there at 15:50 at the latest and have me (Philippe Krebs; 2-4971) called by the staff at our reception to access the seminar room
  • 19.01.2017; Clémence Mooser
    12:00 Uhr; Place: DKF, room H810 (Murtenstrasse 50)
    Title: Anti-tumoral treatment of 3D pancreatic neuro-endocrine tumor cell culture
  • 20.01.2017; Andrea Marelli
    12:00 Uhr; Place: ARTORG Center MU50, room F502
    Title: Predictive 3D lung models mimicking acute lung injury based on organs-on-chip technology.
  • 24.01.2017; Priska Zenhäusern
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Department of chemistry and biochemistry (Freiestrasse 3) in room N213
    Title: Modulation of phagocytosis by multimerized recombinant Fc-fragments and IVIg
  • 26.01.2017; Moran Morelli
    09:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 50, room F502
    Title: Lymph nodes depleted grafts show better outcomes in a rat VCA model
  • 26.01.2017; Jonas Stoffel
    09:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 50, room F502
    Title: Vasculopathy and endothelial cell repair in vascularized composite allotransplantation
  • 01.02.2017; Timothée Ndarugendamwo
    16:00 Uhr; Place: meeting room at 5 Gertrud-Woker-Strasse, 3012 Bern
    Title: Testing new potential markers for Anaplastic thyroid cancer

    Archive →


  • University of Fribourg, Faculty of Science Award 2015

    We congratulate Inès Mottas for winning the Faculty of Science Award 2015 for her master thesis "Characterization of the efficacy of CD8+ T cell activation by dendritic cells treated with a combination of pattern recognition receptor ligands" under the supervision of Prof. C. Bourquin, University of Fribourg.

    Prof. C. Bourquin/Inès Mottas/Prof. Guido Vergauwen

  • CSL Behring Award 2015

    Congratulations to the following three students, who are winning the CSL Behring Award 2015 for the best degree:

    1. Rang: Traxel Sabrina

    2. Rang: Krauer Fabienne

    3 Rang: Piccand Matthieu

Alumni Biomedical Sciences

The “Alumni Biomedical Sciences” form an association of former MSc of Science in Biomedical Sciences students, their professors form the Universities of Bern and Fribourg as well as of different partners from in industry and academics. It’s our goal to form not only a platform for pleasurable reunions, but also to keep in touch concerning professional duties. We want to build up networks within the association and towards potential employers. Therefore we are sustaining an Internet page with information about possible working places, links to our partners from the industry and academics and information about events such as careers days.

Here you will be redirected to the homepage from Alumni

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