Ready for the medicine of the future
Digitalization, collaboration across subject areas and the swift translation of research results into real-world applications: these are the strengths of the medical faculties at the University of Bern.

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Health and Medicine

Working in collaboration with Bern University Hospital and other partner institutions, the University of Bern boasts top-notch achievements in the fields of biomedical sciences, medicinal technology, neurocognition, host-pathogen interaction as well as physical and mental health.

In 2021, two new multidisciplinary centers of excellence commenced their research activities in the areas of human and veterinary medicine, while new professorships were created and filled in the areas of biomedicine and artificial intelligence, for example. The highly interconnected relationship between experimental and clinical research, biotechnology and engineering sciences helps establish Bern as one of the world’s leading centers of medicine.

The pandemic shaped medical research activities again in the past year. Researchers in Bern made major contributions toward gaining a better understanding of the virus, its mutations and which repercussions it could have in the future. These insights, together with new research projects by the Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID), will help us fight future pandemics and epidemics even more efficiently.

Some of the highlights from the realms of health and medicine in 2021 include not only successes in COVID research but also new insights on how to lessen the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry, better alternatives that will help reduce animal testing and a stronger commitment to the health of wild bees.

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