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. 



Third OH member externally appointed to professor

Moritz Bigalke has been appointed from March 2022 to a full professor at the Institute of Applied Geosciences at TU Darmstadt in Germany. His research will continue to focus on the biogeochemistry of metals, micro- and nanoplastics in soils. This follows Klaus Schläppi`s full professor appointment in summer 2020 to the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, where he focuses on Plant Microbiome Interactions, Root Microbes and Rhizosphere Ecology.
Francesca Ronchi, a One Health Postdoc, was appointed in Oct 2021 to Associate Professor, Charité-Institute of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Berlin, focusing on gut-microbiota-brain axis in health and disease. All three will continue to be involved with One Health to varying degrees.

2020/10/20 PUBLICATION
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