One Health - Interfaculty Research Cooperation

Summer schools

Starting in August 2019, the One Health team will be organising annual summer schools to allow students to profit from the expertise and knowledge of University of Bern academics and external experts in the fields of soil, plant, animal and human health. In addition, we held a one day International One Health Symposium-Microbiomes in soil, plant, animal and human health on August 14.

One Health International Bachelor and Master Summer School 2020

`Hidden players in the food chain` 10-14 August 2020

From soils to plants, animals and humans - explore health connections along terrestrial food chains by visiting different food production systems in Switzerland, ranging from conventional to alternative permaculture. Interact with leading One Health scientists and use your own skills as an One Health detective to learn about healthy agroecosystems from an interdisciplinary perspective.

One Health International Bachelor and Master Summer School 2019

The One Health International Bachelor and Master Summer School at the University of Bern offered a unique opportunity to explore the methods and current knowledge on the health of terrestrial food chains, from soils to plants, animals and humans. Students participating in the Summer School explored the interfaces between the different compartments and learn about the key role of microbes in causing disease and conferring health benefits.

One Health International PhD and Postdoc Summer School 2019

The first One Health International PhD and Postdoc Summer School entitled `Microbiomes in soil, plant, animal and human health` consisted of conceptual keynote lectures on soil, plant and gut microbiomes and their links to environmental health and hands-on activities on the following topics: microbiota analysis (amplicon data), microbiome analysis (shotgun metagenomic data), scientific visualization, advanced graphics, ordination analysis, network analysis in R.