Research on the coronavirus front
Achievements of researchers from Bern in the crisis

Key area

Health and Medicine

Thanks to its University, Bern is a nationally and internationally acclaimed center of teaching and research in the field of health and medicine – and is establishing itself as the Swiss center for cutting-edge medicine. The University of Bern provides top-level medical, natural and human science, and veterinary medical achievements in the fields of biomedical sciences, medicinal technology, neurocognition, host-pathogen interaction as well as physical and mental health.

In 2020, the coronavirus was the all-pervading topic. Researchers in Bern played a major role in ensuring that knowledge about Sars-CoV-2 became more comprehensive and precise. The University of Bern used the knowledge gained and, so that future pandemics can be combated, committed itself by founding a multidisciplinary center for infectious diseases and immunity in 2020.