sitem-insel AG




January 13, 2022


16:30 - 18:30


Hybrid meeting (on-site/MS Teams)

Felix Frey Auditorium E0.211

sitem - insel AG 

Freiburgstrasse 3 

3010 Bern

Empa & CTU


16.30 – 17.00

Unit                     EMPA

Title                     “PHRT Imaging project: Towards holistic virtual 3D histopathology techniques

Subtitle               Personalized medicine is gaining increasing importance to enable a better prognosis and ultimately a more personalized treatment for patients. Virtual 3D histopathology techniques are very promising in this context. Tissue biopsies, are conventionally stained and sliced, which can be too intrusive for retaining all tissue details and can alter the sample. Furthermore, it disables coupling with downstream genetic and molecular analysis. These drawbacks are eliminated by virtual 3D histopathology and enable a holistic tissue analysis for precision medicine. We will discuss how we are doing research with partners at the sitem-insel with respect to novel X-ray phase-contrast micro-CT techniques for 3D virtual histopathology of full biopsy samples enabling a more personalized diagnosis and treatment.

Speakers             Robert Zboray, Annapaola Parrilli, Alex Dommann and Antonia Neels; Center for X-ray Analytics, Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology


17:00 – 17:30

Unit                     Clinical Trials Unit - CTU Berne

Title                     “Faster, cheaper and smarter clinical trials: Risklick, the first start-up of CTU Bern”

Speakers             PD Dr med Sven Trelle, Director CTU Berne & Dr. Poorya Amini, PhD, CEO of Risklick


Location              This event will be held ONLINE ONLY.