Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMSc)

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Graduates 2019

  • CSL Behring Award 2019

    Congratulations to the following three students, who are winning the CSL Behring Award 2019 for the best degree:

    1. Rang: Imboden Vera

    2. Rang: Milusev Anastasia

    3 Rang: Flint Emilio


  • Dates autumn semester 2018 (pdf 66 kB)
  • Dates spring semester 2019 (pdf 67 kB)

Course Evaluation FS 2019

Evaluation forms are filled in on
24.05.2019, 16.15 – 17.30, Seminarraum, Institute of Physiology
--> bring your own laptop

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: 18.02. - 08.03.2019
Slot 2: 11.03. – 29.03.2019

Listing of elective modules 2019 →

Master Thesis / Proposals

Start window: 17.6. - 2.8.19
End of thesis: 6 months later, latest on 31.1.2020
Deadline for registration: 1.5.2019
  • Registration form (pdf 94 kB)
  • 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 13.01.20 to study coordinator. Alumni Biomedical Sciences wishes you good luck with your experiments and all the best for your master thesis.

Listing of proposals 2019/2020 →

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 have successfully finished the course are asked to provide the diploma to the office of the study coordinator. If students fail to provide the diploma (course not attended or failed), they will have to pay back the course fees.

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

Upcoming Masterthesis Presentations

  • 14.12.2018; Nomura Akira
    10.00 Uhr; Place: Seminarraum
    Title: Deciphering the importance of caveolin-1 for cardiac electrophysiology
  • 21.12.2018; Emilio Flint
    12:00 Uhr; Place: Lung Research Seminar (regular event) at MU50, Raum F502
    Title: Pemetrexed pretreatment prior to cisplatin treatment increases in vitro anticancer efficacy of chemotherapy in mesothelioma
  • 7.01.2019; Alexander Rubin
    11.30 Uhr; Place: Building 1, Grenzacherstrasse 124, 4070 Basel
    Title: Use of physiologically based absorption modeling for prediction of food effects
  • 10.01.2019; Michelle Buri
    13.15 Uhr; Place: Pathologischen Institut im Raum L241
    Title: Epigenetic treatments in neuro-endocrione tumors
  • 11.01.2019; Elisa Rodrigues Sousa
    10:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 35, DBMR Lecture room H813
    Title: Human Microvasculature on Chip as a potential preclinical model in prostate cancer
  • 11.01.2019; Martina Minoli
    09:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 35, DBMR Lecture room H813
    Title: Characterization of mitochondrial and metabolic status of prostate cancer
  • 11.01.2019; Lisa Ständer
    11:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 35, DBMR Lecture room H813
    Title: Role of metabolic stress on the modulation of Cripto and GRP78 in prostate cancer
  • 14.01.2019; Anastasia Milusev
    12:00 Uhr; Place: Murtenstrasse 50 statt,Stock F im Konferenzraum
    Title: Targeting the lymphatic system to modulate immune rejection and promoting tolerance in vascularized composite allotransplantation
  • 18.01.2019; Rahel Riedo
    12:00 Uhr; Place: Seminarraum Radio-Onkologie A137, Inselspital
    Title: Establishment of organoids from a mouse breast cancer model to investigate the role of a novel MET phosphorylation site on tumor growth and treatment responses
  • 18.01.2019; Kristina Slabeva
    14:00 Uhr; Place: INO, Stockwerk B, Raum 118 (Kursraum Neurologie) Title: Viral tracing and characterisation of ictal activity in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy
  • 21.01.2019; Eva de Oliveira Figueiredo
    12:00 Uhr; Place: INO B118 (Inselspital)
    Title: Investigating the Effects of Teriflunomide on Microglia/Macrophage Activation in Context of Multiple Sclerosis
  • 21.01.2019; Vera Imboden
    12:15 Uhr; Place: HFE Meeting (Hämatologie Regelmässige Veranstaltung) im MU40, Raum 133A/B
    Title: Role of autophagy in autoimmune TTP
  • 21.01.2019; Joel Werren
    13:15 Uhr; Place:Hörsaal, Institut für Infektionskrankheiten
    Title: Microbiota-Dependent Intestinal Colonization of Auxotrophic Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium Strain
  • 21.01.2019; Manuel Kurzen
    16:00 Uhr; Place: Adolphe Merkle Institute in Fribourg im Auditorium
    Title: Bioprinting the mesothelial cell layer of the human omentum: Characterization of cell morphology and functionality compared to manually seeded cultures
  • 23.01.2019; Jana Remlinger
    17.15 Uhr; Place: Raum INO B 118 (Inselspital)l
    Title: Establishment of an Organotypic Brain Slice Culture System to Model the Interaction of Central Nervous System Autoimmunity and Hypoxia
  • 25.01.2019; Filippo Cattalani
    13.15 Uhr; Place: Hörsaal of the Institut für Infektionskrankheiten (IFIK), Friedbühlstrasse 51, Bern
    Title: Development of a molecular diagnostic system to detect letermovir resistance mutations in human cytomegalovirus
  • 28.01.2019; Linda Eggs
    09:00 Uhr; Place: room A318 of the Bauchzentrum, Inselspital Bern
    Title: The role of Ajuba on the colorectal cancer
  • 28.01.2019; Sara Schütz
    12:00 Uhr; Place:INO B 118
    Title: Investigation of c-Jun N-terminal kinase and glucocordicoid receptor as new therapeutic target for Multiple Sclerosis therapy
  • 29.01.2019; Marjolaine Hugonnet
    14:00 Uhr; Place: in Geneva (CMU – 1, rue Michel-Servet│CH-1211 Genève 4 ), floor 9, Room B09.2125.a)
    Title: Targeting lipid metabolism to improve Cancer Immunotherapy: In vitro characterisation of lipid metabolism gene knock-o

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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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