Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMSc)

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  • Dates autumn semester 2018 (pdf 66 kB)
  • Dates spring semester 2018 (pdf 67 kB)

Course Evaluation HS 2017

Evaluation forms are filled in on
22.12.2017, 10.15 – 11.30, Seminarraum, Institute of Physiology
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Elective Modules 2019

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 9th 2018
(3)The study coordination office distributes the projects and informs the students no later than November 16th 2018.
(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 13th 2018.

  • Registration Form (pdf 67 kB)
  • Guidelines for Assessment and Grading (pdf 84 kB)
Slot 1: 19.02. - 08.03.2019
Slot 2: 11.03. – 29.03.2019

Listing of elective modules 2019 →

Master Thesis / Proposals

Start window: 18.6. - 3.8.18
End of thesis: 6 months later, latest on 3.2.2019
Deadline for registration: 2.5.2018
  • Registration form [pdf folgt]
  • Guidelines and Instructions for the Master Thesis (pdf 147 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 2018/2019 →

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.

  • Module in Metabolomics 2018 Please find the schedule here The registration will be done in KSL

Upcoming Masterthesis Presentations

  • 15.12.2017; Hana Jakupi
    12:00 Uhr; Place: MEM, H810
    Title: Characterisation of bladder cancer experimental models
  • 19.12.2017; Andrea Karolin
    10:15 Uhr; Sitzungszimmer, Kinderklinik, G523
    Title: Modulating β-catenin expression levels in kidney leads to shift in renal segment identity and formation of cysts
  • 15.01.2018; Diane Voillat
    15:15 Uhr; Place:PER09 building (Neurologie) at the University of Fribourg
    Title: Does a restrictive diet result in a better control of response to the avoided food?
  • 15.01.2018; Laura Millius
    15:45 Uhr; Place: PER09 building (neurologie) at the University of Fribourg
    Title: Does following a diet without added sugar also improve general inhibitory control ?
  • 15.01.2018; Bienz Isabelle
    17:30 Uhr; Place: Frauenklinik
    Title: Effect of NSAID on follicular physiology
  • 23.01.2018; Angéline Glück
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Seminar room INO-F 703, Institute of Pharmacology
    Title: Role of autophagy in intestinal epithelial cells: the effect of ATG5 on proliferation
  • 24.01.2018; Alessio Balmelli
    16:30 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 40 (Lecture room U133)
    Title: Evaluation of the neuroprotective effect of the heat-shock protein alpha B crystallin in experimental bacterial pneumococcal meningitis
  • 24.01.2018; Gabriella Patrizia Fernandes Pires
    17:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 40 (Lecture room U133)
    Title: Validation of a new generation gamma-secretase inhibitor to induce sensory hair cell regeneration in vitro and in vivo after pneumococcal infection
  • 24.01.2018; Alexandra Wallimann
    09:30 Uhr; Place: Sitzungszimmer 105 im Sahlihaus 2.
    Title: Generation of low affinity lgE antibodies.
  • 25.01.2018; Arthur Van De Vyver
    13:00 Uhr; Place: F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Grenzacherstrasse 124
    Title: Retrospective Analysis of starting dose approaches for T cell Bispecific Antibodies and the role of PKPD in First in Human dose prediction
    Registration: For people who want to come, prior registration via me is absolutely required to gain access to the premises.
  • 26.01.2018; Matheus Notter Dias
    13:15 Uhr; Place: Institute für Infektionskrankheiten , Friedbühlstrasse 51 Postfach3001, Bern. In the Auditorium (1st Floor)
    Title: Cooperative protective effects of specific adaptive immunity and bacterial competition in microbiota-syntrophic intestinal colonization with auxotrophic Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium
  • 26.01.2018; Fabienne Caldana
    12:00 Uhr; Place: Floor F, Murtenstrasse 50.
    Title: iPS cells and lung fibrosis
  • 29.01.2018; Vijayasundaram, Janarthanan
    14:00 Uhr; Place: Floor F, Murtenstrasse 50.
    Title: Xenotransplantation: Endothelial cell protection by low molecular weight dextran sulfate - mechanism of action

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  • CSL Behring Award 2017

    Congratulations to the following three students, who are winning the CSL Behring Award 2017 for the best degree:

    1. Rang: Bachmann Chantal

    2. Rang: Van De Vyver Arthur

    3 Rang: Bienz Isabelle

  • CSL Behring Award 2016

    Congratulations to the following three students, who are winning the CSL Behring Award 2016 for the best degree:

    1. Rang: Zenhäusern Priska

    2. Rang: Fallegger Angela

    3 Rang: Dudler Julie

  • 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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