We are extremely excited to join this effort! The Cardiovascular Research Cluster Bern (CVRC) was established for all UniBE and Inselspital members with an interest in cardiovascular research. The goal is to promote the cardiovascular research teams in Bern as leaders in the understanding of cardiovascular (patho)physiology and in the development of approaches to reduce disease burden.
As cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, a greater understanding of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology is of utmost importance. Consequently, several teams of the University of Bern (UniBE) and Inselspital, Bern University Hospital are actively involved in research concerning the function of the heart, arteries and veins, as well as the underlying mechanisms, in healthy and diseased states. This research ranges from fundamental biochemical science to pre-clinical and clinical studies, and therefore relies on a multitude of experimental models.