PhD Candidates

PhD candidates currently carrying out their research projects within the framework of the GHS are listed below, sorted by GHS Expert Committees. Field of expertise of the Expert Committees are as follows:

Expert Committee I: preventive and social medicine, public health, medical education, psychology, rehabilitation and patient related studies.

Expert Committee II: cognitive neuroscience
Expert Committee III: accompanies the research activities of clinically active candidates who are completing a PhD program in parallel to their work in the clinic Mentor Guidelines GHS FKIII (DOCX, 64KB)

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Adamus Christine
University Hospital for Mental Health Bern (UPD), Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Research and Development
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Dierks
Research project: «Independent Housing and Support for individuals with severe mental illness: Randomized controlled trial va. observational study»

Ahanchi Noushinsadat
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Taulant Muka
Research project: «Iron status/biomarkers as a potential causative factor contributing to menopausal differences in in cardio-metabolic diseases»

Al-Alwan Heba
Bern Institute of Primary Care (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Nicolas Rodondi
Research project: «fype 2 diabetes: association with subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the effect of antidiabetic treatment on clinical outcomes and thyroid function»

Alijla Fadi Tyseer
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Taulant Muka
Research project: "Understanding the association between diabetes Mellitus and cardiovascular disease"

Aponte Ribero Valerie Liliana 
Institute for Primary Health Care (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rodondi
Research project: «Preventive care in type 2 diabetes: improving risk prediction among older and multimorbid adults and assessing the effects of novel anti-diabetic drugs»

 

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Banihashem Rad Seyedahmad
Klinik für Zahnerhaltung, Präventiv- und Kinderzahnmedizin Zahnmedizinische Kliniken (ZMK)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Campus
Research project: «Improving Oral Health Care among Refugees via Cultural Awareness»

Berger Daria
ISPM Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Kühni
Research project: «Epidemiology of asthma, obesity and exercise-induced symptoms in population-based and clinical cohorts: disease burden and causal pathways»

Blatter Tobias
Universitätsinstitut für Klinische Chemie (UKC)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alexander Benedikt Leichtle
Research project: «Personalized Reference Limits from Clinical Cohort Data»

Bosshard Michel
Institute for Medical Education (IML)
Thesis Advisor: PD. Dr. Christoph Berendonk
Research project: «From threat to challenge - Improving medical students’ stress response and communication skills performance through the combination of stress arousal reappraisal and preparatory worked example-based learning when breaking bad news to simulated patients»

Brunner Corinne
University Children's Hospital Zurich
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Znoj
Research project: «Educational videos for parents of children with atopic dermatitis - The EduDerm study»

Buitrago Diana
lnstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Nicola Low
Research project: «The science of prevalence: development of an evidence-based tool to assess the risk of bias in prevalence studies»

Bundo Marvin
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Franco Oscar
Research project: «Impact of ambient temperature on mental health»

 

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Chalkou Konstantina
ISPM
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Giorgia Salanti
Research Project: «Real World Predictions of Heterogenous Treatment Effects Using Evidence Synthesis for Health Technology Assessment»

Chihota Belinda Varaidzo
Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia CIDRZ
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Gilles Wandeler
Research Project: «Epidemiology of modifiable non-communicable disease risk factors among HIV-infected adults in Southern Africa»

Chiocchia Virginia
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Georgia Salanti
Research Project: «Methods for ranking competing treatment in network meta-analysis»

Christen Samuel
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Inselspital Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Evangelia Liakoni
Research Project: «Impact of the nicotine concentration on the efficacy of a nicotine salt vape pod system as smoking cessation tool»

 

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Davidović Maša
lnstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr Julia Bohlius
Research project: «Cancer prevention for women living with HIV in Africa»

De la Rosa Melanie
Institut für Medizinische Lehre (IML)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sissel Guttormsen
Research project: «What makes post-graduate medical education programs at the University-level»

De Schrijver Evan
lnstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar Franco
Research project: «Climate Change Adaptation and Future Health Impacts»

 

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Gamba Rincón Magda Rocío
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar Horacio Franco Duran
Research project: «Role of diet and lifestyles in cardiometabolic health: concepts, determinants and associations»

Gastens Viktoria
Institure of Primary Health Care (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rodondi
Research project: «Personalized preventive care and life expectancy among older multimorbid adults»

Gonzalez Jaramillo Nathalia
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar Horacio Franco Duran
Research project: «Impact of Physical Activity on Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events»

Grisotto Giorgia
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar Horacio Franco Duran
Research project: «Cardiometabolic Health in Women: The role of Diet»

 

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Hamza Tasnim
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Giorgia Salanti
Research project: «Flexible generic framework for evidence synthesis in health technology assessment»

Hamusonde Kalongo
Center for Infectious Disease and Research in Zambia
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Andri Rauch
Research project: «Modelling secual behaviour, sexual contact structure and sexually transmitted infections in Switzerland»

Hysaj Ola
BIHAM (Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rodondi
Research project: «Understanding the association between subclinical hypothyroidism and cardiovascular disease»

 

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Itodo Adam Oche
ISPM, University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Oscar H. Franco
Research project: «Cardiovascular Risk in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury»

 

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Jörger Philippa
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Kühni
Research project: «Screening for hearing loss after childhood cancer»

 

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Kastrati Lum
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Taulant Muka
Research project: «Dietary and other modifiable predictors of menopause onset, and their impact on cardiometabolic health and mortality»

Kentgens Anne-Christianne
lnselspital, University Childrens Hospital Bern, Peadiatric Respiratory Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Latzin
Research project: «Novel ways to assess lung function in cystic fibrosis»

Kern Charlotte
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. med. et phil. Felix Hammann
Research project: «The pharmacology of ivermectin in malaria vector control»

Khatami Farnaz
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Taulant Muka
Research project: «Iron biomarkers and status as potential mediating factors contributing to sex differences in cardiometabolic diseases»

 

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Lerch Seraina
Universitätsklinik für Alterspsychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Sören Huwendiek
Research project: «Identifying and Implementing Entrustable Professional Activities to improve Old Age Psychiatry Residency Training»

 

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Mallet Maria Christina
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med Claudia Kühni
Research project: «Epidemiology of childhood wheezing illness and chronic non-specific cough in Switzerland»

Maisonneuve Emeline Louise Jacqueline
Institute for Primary Health Care (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alice Elke Martine Panchaud Monnat
Research project: «Trends in management, medication, vaccination against Covid-19 in pregnant and lactating women: real-world data analyses»

Menassa Marilyne
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar Horacio Franco
Research project: «Defining healthy aging and the role of lifestyle factors in a multiple ethnic population»

Mesa Vieira Cristina
lnstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar Franco
Research project: «Mental and cardiometabolic consequences of chronic exposure to violence»

Mitchell Sharon
Institute for Medical Education (IML)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. phil. Sissel Guttormsen
Research project: «Improving our understanding of teaching and learning methods acceptable and applicable for primary care professionals on the frontline»

 

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Nafzger Sabine Naomi
University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Kaess
Research project: "Emotion regulation as a transdiagnostic psychiatric symptom in somatically and mentally ill children and adolescents"

 

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Oestreich Marc-Alexander
Inselspital, University Childrens Hospital Bern, Pediatric Respiratory Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Philip Latzin
Research project: «Development and longitudinal assessement of small airway physiology in healthy infants and infants with cystic fibrosis using the multiple-breath washout technique»

Ortega Herrero Natalia
Institute of Primary Care Medicine (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rodondi
Research project: «Dairy and inflammation on Cognitive Decline»

 

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Pahud de Mortanges Aurélie Hortense Caroline
Department of Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, Inselspital 
Thesis Advisor: PD. Dr. med. Evangelia Liakoni
Research project: «Paracetamol in addition to WHO Step III opioids in chronic cancer pain control - a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, non-inferiority study»

 

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Raeisidehkordi Hamidreza
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Taulant Muka
Research project: «The effect of non-caloric sweeteners compared with sucrose on the gut»

Roccuzzo Andrea
ZMK - Department of Periodontology, University of Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Giuseppe Campus
Research project: «Oral health and oral related quality of life (OHQol) in an old (> 65 years) Swiss representation population in the Canton of Bern»

Raguindin Peter Francis
University of the Philippines Manila - National Institutes of Health
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar H. Franco
Research project: «Early cardiometabolic changes in Spinal Cord Injury»

Ram Sai Sreenidhi
Institute of Medical Education
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Sören Huwendiek
Research project: «CPD Conferences»

Ramírez Mena Adrià
Department of Infectiology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gilles Wandeler
Research project: «Understanding the hepatitis B continuum of care to inform elimination strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa and Switzerland»

Renggli Luzia
Institute for Infectious Diseases, University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Kronenberg
Research project: «From hospital-specific to patient-specific antibiotic consumption data: how can we improve surveillance of antibiotic use in the frame of antibiotic stewardship programs? »

Roa Diaz Zayne Milena
lnstitute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Oscar H. Franco
Research project: «The interaction between lifestyle and menopausal ageing and their impact in cardiovascular disease in women»

 

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Salem Mahmoud Yasmin
Department of Pediatric Pulmonology, University Children's Hospital Bem
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Philip Latzin
Research project: «Combination of functional imaging and detailed longitudinallung function assessmentto describe lung development in preterm children»

Salvador Dante
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof., MD, MPH, PhD Taulant Muka
Research project: «Diabetes mellitus and myocardial fibrosis»

Schütz Hämmerli Natascha
Health Division; Bern University of Applied Sciences
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Aebi, PD Dr. med. Mathias Nelle
Research project: «Transition to Home after Preterm Birth: Pilot testing an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)- led Model of Transitional Care»

Schneider Caroline
Preventive Cardiology and Sports Medicine, Cardiology, lnselspital Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD. Dr. Prisca Eser
Research project: «Importance of exercise training therapy timing with regard to cardiotoxicity and patient preference in early breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant chemo-therapy»

Schreck Leonie Daria 
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Kühni
Research project: «Primary ciliary dyskinesia - from symptoms to phenotypes»

Schürch Kris 
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Annika Frahsa
Research project: «Migrant Health and Smoking»

Severin Anna
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Research project: «Open Access and Standards of Quality Control in Scholarly Publishing»

Shalaeva Evgeniya
Tashkent Medical Academy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Markus Laimer
Research Project: «Type 2 diabetes and peripheral artery disease complicated by partial foot amputation»

Shamu Tinei
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Research project: «Viral evolution patterns in patients receiving dolutegravir based antiretroviral therapy»

Soria Maldonado Rodrigo
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR), Cardiology
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Stefano Rimoldi
Research project: «Pulmonary Hypertension and underlying mechanism in Chronic Mountain Sickness»

Staeck Robert
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sofia C. Zambrano
Research Project: «The role of physicians’ emotions and inner life on communication about the end of life»

Strebel Sven
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Kühni
Research project: «Clinical and Genetic Characteristics of Hearing Loss in Childhood Cancer Survivors»

Streibel Carmen
Paediatric respiratory medicine, Department of paediatrics, Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Latzin
Research project: «Validation of functional lung MRI as tool to evaluate therapy effects in pediatric lung disease»

Vidonscky Lüthold Renata
Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin BIHAM
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nicolas Rodondi
Research project: «Exploring different aspects related to making and implementing deprescribing decisions in primary care settings»

Vonwyl Celina Magdalena
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology, lnselspital, University Hospital Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. med. Evangelia Liakoni
Research project: «Impact of the nicotine concentration on the efficacy of a nicotine salt vape pod system as smoking cessation tool»

 

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Wespi Rafael
Notfallzentrum Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Christian Sauter
Research project: «Breaking the boundaries of reality - Evaluating medical team performance in a virtual reality context»

 

Wettstein Anja
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Egger
Research project: «The Effect of Mental Health on Morbidity and Mortality in South Africa:Cohort Analyses Using Linked Electronic Health Records»

Maša Žarković  
lnstitute for Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Kühni
Research project: «Diagnosing pulmonary dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors»

Zens Philippe
Institute of Pathology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. pharm Eik Vassella
Research project: «Molecular epidemiology of lung cancer brain metastases»

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Brill Esther
University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Klöppel
Research project: «Tablet based cognitive training: Can a serious game-based cognitive training attenuate cognitive decline related to Alzheimer's disease?»

Bühler Janine
University of Bern, Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med Selma Aybek
Research project: «The role of stress and sense of agency in functional neurological disorders (FND). An interventional study using on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). »

 

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Camenzind Magdalena
Department of Neurology and Clinical Research
Thesis Advisor: Prof. René Müri
Research Project: «Brain & Creativity»

Chapellier Victoria
Psychiatric University Clinic UPO
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Walther
Research project: «Brain stimulation And Group therapy to improve Gesture and Social Skills in psychosis (BrAGG-SOS)»

Conring Frauke
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Bern, University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Katharina Deborah Lena Stegmayer
Research project: «Paranoia in schizophrenia: a behavioural and functional neuroimaging study»

 

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De Jong-Mazairac Jacqueline Helena
Dept. of Urology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, & Physio Artos
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Fiona Burkhard
Research project: «Is there variability in pelvic floor and abdominal muscle response induced by different cough and forced expiration patterns?»

Denzer Simone
Institute of Psychology, University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Fred Mast
Research project: «"Reality-monitoring in Sleep, Psychosis and Virtual Reality" within the IRC "Decoding Sleep: From Neurons to Health & Mind"»

Diezig Sarah
University Hospital of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Electrophysiology Unit, Translational Research Center
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas König
Research project: «Reality-monitoring in sleep, psychosis and virtual reality within the IRC Project "Decoding Sleep: From Neurons to Health and Mind"»

 

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Filchenko Irina
Department of neurology, University of Bern, Inselspital Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudio Bassetti
Research project: «The role of sleep in the evolution of cognitive functioning after stroke»

Frei Adriana Olivia
Translational Research Center University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bern (UPD)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Walther
Research project: «Feasibility of ASSIP HT and influence of the brief therapy on neuropsychological correlate»

 

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Gangl Nicole
Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Katharina Deborah Lena Stegmayer
Research project: «Paranoia in schizophrenia: a behavioural and structural neuroimaging study»

Gallucci Laura
Department of Neurology, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: PD. Dr. Roza Umarova
Research project: «Prediction of post-stroke cognitive decline and dementia: impact of cognitive reserve and post-stroke life style»

Geiser Nora Carmen
Zentrum für Neurologie und Neurorehabilitation, Luzerner Kantonsspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Nyffeler
Research project: «Cross-modal interaction after brain lesion - the influence of auditory stimulation on visual neglect»

Jehli -Elisabeth
Zentrum für Translationale Forschung, Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie,
Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD) Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik
Research project: «The bed nucleus of the stria terminalis as a key player in paranoia and anxiety»

 

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Krammer Werner
Dept. of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Wiest
Research project: «Effects of serotonergic neuromodulation on behavioural recovery and motor network plasticity after cortical ischemic stroke: A longitudinal, placebo-controlled study»

 

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Menéndez Granda Marta
Universitätsklinik für Alterspsychiatrie und Psychotherapie (UPD)
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Jessica Peter
Research project: «Prospective memory and aging: Neural processing routes and the influence of motivation»

Muri Raphaela
Dept.of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Clinical Nutrition, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Regula Everts
Research project: «Impact of Phenylalanine on Cognitive, Neural and Neurometabolic Parameters in Adult Patients with Phenylketonuria - The PICO-Study, a Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trial»

 

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Nadesalingam Niluja
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Walther
Research project: «Overcoming psychomotor slowing - A 3-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of add-on repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for psychomotor slowing in psychosis»

Nogueira da Silva e Sousa Mario Jorge
Parkinson's Disease xMovement Disorders Center, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Paul Krack
Research project: «Speech as a potential biomarker for Parkinson’s Disease – from motion to emotion»

 

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Piani Maria Chiara
Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste UPD Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Thomas König
Research project: «Pre-reflective processes of ego pathology in early episode psychosis»

 

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Rodriguez Galdin Belén
Department of Neurosurgery, lnselspital Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Werner Z'Graggen
Research project: «Cognitive Dysfunction and Visual Exploration in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome»

 

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Schmidt Nadine
UPD Bern, University Clinic of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. phil. Jessica Peter
Thesis project: «Modulating prospective memory in older adults with non-invasive brain stimulation»

Schneider Carlotta Louisa
University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Nissen
Research project: «Modulation of sleep perception through auditory closed-loop stimulation of brain oscillatory activity»

Schürch Kirstin
Department of Hematology/Oncology, Children's University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Regula Everts
Research project: «Strengthening cognition in pediatric cancer survivors: Training-induced neuroplasticity and development of a metacognitive»

Stahnke Antje
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik
Research project: «Symptom dimensions in psychopathology: From health to psychosis—Dimension of motor function disturbance»

Steiner Leonie
Dept. of Neuropediatrics, University Children's Hospital Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Regula Everts
Research project: «Cortical reorganisation of neural networks after childhood stroke and their relation to cognitive outcome»

Stölting Anna
Translational Research Center of the University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Katharina Stegmayer
Research project: «Constant threat: a physiological and neuroimaging study of interpersonal space regulation in victims of stalking»

Streibel Carmen
Paediatric respiratory medicine, Department of paediatrics, Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Philipp Latzin
Research project: «Validation of functional lung MRI as tool to evaluate therapy effects in pediatric lung disease»

Stüble Miriam
University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Jochen Kindler
Research project: «Early detection of psychosis and its neurobiological underpinnings»

 

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Wild Salome
University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Michael Kaess
Research project: «Sleep P: Sleep Neurophysiology as A Window onto Adolescent Mental Health»

Wüthrich Florian
University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Walther
Research project: «An examination of psychomotor disturbance in current and remitted MDD: An RDoC Study»

 

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Zeller Céline Jacqueline
UPD / Uniklinik für Alterspsychiatrie und -psychotherapie
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Klöppel
Research project: «Improving slow wave sleep by auditory stimulation to enhance memory consolidation and new learning in older individuals with risk for dementia»

Zengaffinen Francilia Sabrina
Translational Research Center, University Hospital of Psychiatry Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Werner Strik
Research project: «Symptom dimensions in psychopathology: From health to psychosis—Dimension of language and thought disturbance»

Zimmermann Nadja
Translational Research Center, University Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Bern
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Yosuke Morishima
Research project: «Aberrant local brain oscillations and cortical connectivity in the prodromal state and early psychosis – a TMS-EEG study»

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Amstutz Deborah
Inselspital Bern, Zentrum für Bewegungsstörungen
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Paul Krack
Research project: «Apathy and Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease - Two Opposite States of a Behavioral Spectrum?»

Andreoti Themis Areti 
Inselspital Bern, Universitätsspital Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jochen Karl Rössler
Research project: «Vascular malformations in the era of precision medicine: Clinical, genetic and therapeutic approaches»

 

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Begré Lorin Aaron
Department of Infectious Diseases Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Andri Rauch
Research project: «Understanding treatment outcomes of HIV/HBV coinfection: A prospective cohort of HIV/HBV-coinfected patients in Europe (Euro-B)»

Beyeler Morin
Department of Neurology - Inselspital - University Hospital Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Simon Jung
Research project: «Use of biomarkers in ischemic stroke)»

Brechbühl Daniel
Clinic for pediatric neurology, Kinderspital, Inselspital Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. em. Dr. Maja Steinlin
Research project: «Childhood arterial ischemic Stroke: an approach to pathophysiology and a more»

de Brito Rodrigues Nunes Maria Lucília
Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Annalisa Berzigotti
Research project: «Predictors and management of post-banding ulcer bleeding in cirrhosis»

 

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Fischer Elia Luca
Department of Neurology, Inselspital
Thesis Advisors: PD Dr. Dr. Arseny Alexandrovitsch Sokolov
Research project: «Gamified assessment and neurorehabilitation of executive deficits in acquired)»

 

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Göldlin Martina Béatrice  
University Clinic for Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Urs Fischer und David Julian Seiffge
Research project: «Classification of intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) subtypes - MRI-based phenotype of small vessel disease»

Gomes Livia
Inselspital SWEZ
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Claudio L.A. Bassetti
Research project: «Towards new biomarkers in Central Disorders of Hypersomnolence - a microbiome approach»

 

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Jakob Julian
BIHAM Institute of Primary Health Care Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Reto Auer
Research project: «Effects of Electric Nicotine Delivery Systems on pulmonary health in teenagers»

Joliat Gaëtan Romain
Department of Visceral Surgery, Lausanne University Hospital CHUV
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Markus Schäfer
Research project: «Short- and long-term outcomes after pancreas surgery: predictability and prognosis»

Jin Baudouin Zongxin
Department of Neurology
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Roland Wiest
Research project: «Predict and Monitor Epilepsy after a First Seizure: The Swiss-First Study»

 

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Kaesmacher Johannes
Dept. of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Urs Fischer
Research project: «On the value of tissue plasminogen activator in contemporary endovascular stroke treatment»

Kurmann Christoph Carmelino
University Hospital Bern, Department of Neuroradiology
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jan Gralla
Research project: «Predicting Brain Eloquence with perfusion imaging using deep-learning: the BENIGN study»

Kolev Mirjam
Clinic for visceral surgery and medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Nasser Semmo
Research project: «Primary Biliary Cholangitis in the Context of Systematic Autoimmunity»

 

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Lange Naomi
Division of Hepatology, University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine, lnselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Annalisa Berzigotti
Research project: «FIMADIA: Non-Invasive Findings of Flbrotic MAFLD Patients in a DIAbetes Outpatient Clinic»

Lenouvel Eric
Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste Bern (UPO), Universitätsklinik für Alterspsychiatrie
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Stefan Klöppel
Research project: «The cognitive basis of fear of falling and its treatment»

 

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Marchionatti Emma
Department of Clinical Veterinary Science
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Adrian Steiner
Research project: «Use of Octenidine Dihydrochloride for Surgical Antisepsis in Bovine Surgery»

Maradan-Gachet Marie Elise
Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center, Neurology Department, Inselspital Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Paul Krack
Research project: «Creativity and hallucinations in Parkinson's disease - Dysfunctional brain networks and the role of dopamine»

Meinel Thomas
Dept. of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: PD Dr. Simon Jung
Research project: «Value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in etiological stroke workup»

Müller Madlaine
Department of Neurology, Inselspital Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Marcel Arnold
Research project: «Perihemorrhagic edema (PHE) in non-traumatic intracerebral haemorrhage - Preparing the stage for a novel treatment target»

Münger Robin
Clinic for Paediatric Neurology, University Children's Hospital, Inselspital Bern
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Maja Steinlin
Research project: «Childhood arterial ischemic Stroke: clinical and radiological investigation of Focal Cerebral Arteriopathy of the inflammatory type (FCA-i)»

 

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Patt Nadine

Kliniken Valens, Rehabilitationszentrum Valens
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudio R. Nigg and Dr. Jens Bansi
Research project: «High intensity interval training and energy management education, compared with standard training and progressive muscle relaxation, for improving health-related quality of life in persons with multiple sclerosis: a two-armed randomized controlled superiority trial with six months’ follow-up.»

Perrodin Stéphanie
Dept. of Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Guido Beldi
Research project: «Impact of core muscle training on incisional hernia and pain after abdominal surgery»

de Preux Mathieu
Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine (ISME), Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. vet. Christoph Koch
Research project: «Percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy facilitated by neuronavigation for the treatment of trigeminal-mediated headshaking in horses»

 

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Riebensam Carlotta
Department of Infectious Diseases, Bern University Hospital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Gilles Wandeler
Research project: «Prevalence and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among HIV-infected individuals: impact of age, statins and antiretroviral drugs»

Rosner Jan
Department of Neurology, Inselspital Bern, University of Bern & Spinal Cord Injury Center, Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Claudio Bassetti
Research project: «Clinical and Pharmacological Determinants of Central Neuropathic Pain»

Schanne Daniel
Klinik für Radio-Onkologie, Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Daniel Matthias Aebersold
Research project: «Genetic Signatures of Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma.a»

Scharf Tamara
Berner Institut für Hausarztmedizin (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Reto Auer
Research project: «Reducing Zolpidem and Benzodiazepine prescriptions for chronic insomnia treatment through data driven Quality Circles of primary care physicians)»

Siepen Bernhard Matthias
Department of Neurology - lnselspital Bern
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. Urs Fischer
Research project: «Deciphering outcomes in intracerebral haemorrhage associated with different types of oral anticoagulants)»

Tuleja Aleksandra
University Hospital Bern, Department of Angiology
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Dr. med. Iris Baumgartner
Research project: «Classification and management of extracranial congenital vascular malformations»

 

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Wenz Elena
Department of Neurology, Inselspital
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. med. Claudio Bassetti
Research project: «Central disorders of hypersomnolence - prevalence, multimodal phenotyping and evolution»

Wernli Ursina
Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM), Primary Care Pharmacy
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Alice Elke Martine Panchaud Monnat
Research project: «Palliative Care Pharmacist at the Interfaces of Interprofessional Palliative Care - a New Role for Pharmacists in Switzerland»

 

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Zangger Martina
Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM)
Thesis Advisor: Prof. Dr. Sven Streit
Research project: «Medication Optimization in Primary Health Care: From Evaluation of Optimization Potential to Intervention Design and Spillover Effects»