One Health - Interfaculty Research Cooperation

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One Health: Cascading and Microbiome-Dependent Effects on Multitrophic Health"

The Interfaculty Research Cooperation "One Health: Cascading and Microbiome-Dependent Effects on Multitrophic Health" examines causal relationships between environmental, animal and human health. We investigate how environmental chemicals such as heavy metals, pesticides and plant secondary metabolites affect microbial communities and health at the interfaces between soils, plants, animals and humans. By unraveling underlying mechanisms, our work contributes to a better understanding of integrated health and supports the development of healthy food chains.

"One Health" integrates the two main topics of sustainability and health/medicine at the University of Bern. Nine groups from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Medicine and Vetsuisse with expertise in microbiology, environmental sciences, plant and animal health, human medicine and bioinformatics are working together to push the frontiers of knowledge. 

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PRIMA Grant- ‘TraPPP - Tracing plant protection products across the environment – Source, transport, sink, and relevance for risk assessment’

Aurea C. Chiaia-Hernández has been awarded with the SNSF PRIMA grant aimed at excellent women in research. Her proposed research- ‘TraPPP’ aims to understand the transport and transformation of current-use plant protection products (PPPs) across essential compartments of the environment (at landscape scale) as well as their fate in lake sediments. The proposed research is expected to be a fundamental breakthrough because, for the first time, it will provide a process-based quantitative understanding of the cycling of current-use PPPs across the environment and at different phases as well as investigate systematically resuspension and atmospheric transport of PPPs, processes often neglected.

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