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Alumni Award for Master thesis Lea Hiller

We congratulate Lea Hiller to the Alumni Award 2023 of the Vetsuisse Faculty Bern for her Master thesis on "Drug testing on Echinococcus multilocularis - Searching for new therapeutic options against Alveolar Echinococcosis".

2024/04/03

Andrew Hemphill Honorary Professor at Complutense University of Madrid

Prof. Dr. Andrew Hemphill received the titel Honorary Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. Congratulations Andrew!

2023/12/05

Congratulations to the best oral presentation at the SSTMP meeting Maria Sousa!

We congratulate PhD student Maria Cristina Ferreira de Sousa for her perfect talk on "Activity and efficacy of the bumped kinase inhibitor BKI-1708 in vitro and in non-pregnant and pregnant toxoplasmosis and neosporosis mouse models" that was awarded as the BEST ORAL PRESENTATION at the annual meeting of the Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (SSTMP)!

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"!

Congratulations Dr. Imhof

We congratulate our PhD student Dennis Imhof to successfully defending his thesis "Vaccine and chemotherapy strategies to control toxoplasmosis and neosporosis"!

2022/08/17
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Prof. Andrew Hemphill

Congratulations Honorary Professor Andrew E. Hemphill!

We congratulate Prof. Dr. Andrew E. Hemphill for being awarded the honorary professor title from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, for the academic year 2021/2022!

2022/06/20

Congratulations Dr. Anghel

We congratulate our PhD student Nicoleta Anghel to successfully defending her thesis "Advances, efficacy, and safety of compounds for the treatment against the protozoan parasites Toxoplasma, Neospora and Trypansosma"!

2021/09/15

Congratulations Dr. Winzer

We congratulate our PhD student Pablo Winzer to successfully defending his thesis "Molecular changes of Neospora caninum treated with the calcium dependent protein kinase 1 inhibitor BKI-1294 and implications on the immune response"!

2021/05/05
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Young Investigator Award to Dr. Reto Rufener

Dr. Reto Rufener received the Young Investigator Award of the Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology (SSTMP) for his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

2020/11/05

SNSF Spirit Grant to Prof. Hemphill and collaborators

Mosquitoes of the genus Aedes transmit the viruses responsible for yellow fever, Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. A surprising recent finding is that Aedes mosquitoes in Sri Lanka have adapted to breed in brackish water as well, thereby extending the area where transmission of viruses can occur. The aim of this collaborative grant (University of Bern and University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka) is to elucidate the physiological and molecular basis of adaptation using next generation sequencing (RNA-seq) and immuno-electron microscopy, to hold a bioinformatics workshop for students in Sri Lanka, and enable 2-3-month stays in the Swiss laboratories for Sri Lankan PhD students to learn recombinant protein technology and electron microscopy.

2020/09/24
2020/07/20

Congratulations Dr. Ritler

We congratulate our PhD student Dominic Ritler to successfully defending his thesis "New ways to target the deadly parasite Echinococcus multilocularis"!

2020/06/16
2020/05/27

PhD half-time Nicoleta Anghel

We congratulate Nicoleta Anghel to her successful PhD half-time presentation with the title “Studies on activity and safety of novel compounds against apicomplexan parasites”

2020/05/27
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Congratulations Dr. Rufener

We congratulate our PhD student Reto Rufener to successfully defending his thesis "New drugs against Echinococcus multilocularis - targeting the energy metabolism"!

2020/04/01
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2020/01/30

Andrew Hemphill Honorary Professor at National University of La Plata, Argentina

Prof. Dr. Andrew Hemphill received the titel Visiting Professor at the National University La Plata (Argentina). Congratulations Andrew!

2019/10/04

Andrew Hemphill Honorary Professor at Complutense University of Madrid

Prof. Dr. Andrew Hemphill received the titel Honorary Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. Congratulations Andrew!

2019/10/04
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2019/07/25

PhD half-time Dominic Ritler

We congratulate Dominic Ritler to his successful PhD half-time presentation with the title “Bullets against Echinococcus multilocularis: screening-based drug discovery and omics-based target identification”

2019/04/18

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