A PhD positions is available in the Regenerative Angiogenesis lab (Dr. Andrea Banfi) at University of Basel in a Swiss National Science Foundation-funded project. The candidate will use single-cell transcriptomics to comprehensively dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms of normal vs aberrant angiogenesis in skeletal muscle under therapeutically relevant conditions of angiogenic factor delivery.

Details on

See also flyer.


SSMVR is proud to sponsor the upcoming European Society of Microcirculation 2023 Conference, taking place in Aarhus (Denmark) on 24-27 April 2023!

The conference boasts an amazing group of faculty, who will deliver wonderful, insightful lectures on many aspects of the microcirculation: SSMVR member Prof. Katrien De Bock will be Plenary Speaker. 



Postdoc/PhD positions available in the Regenerative Medicine Technologies Lab within an ERC grant moved to Switzerland. The 5 years project deals with the study of vascular aging combining microphysiological systems and omics. Details on or

See full job decription


SSMVR is happy to announce the next series of virtual Swiss Vascular Biology Talks, which will feature  leaders in the field of angiogenesis, leukocyte trafficking and tumor vasculature.
See flyer.

Zoom links will be sent to all SSMVR members shortly before the event.

Upcoming dates are

Please mark the dates in your calendar. We look forward to seeing many of you soon!


5th Swiss Vascular Research Symposium (Zurich, 3 November 2022)

  1. Winners of the Best Oral presentation Awards: Javier Pareja (Bern) and Upasana Maheshwari (Zurich)
  2. Winners of the Best Poster Presentation Awards: Sheng-Fu Huang (Zurich) and Sasha Soldati (Bern)
  3. The application procedure for SSMVR Travel Fellowships are presented to members

 Meeting impressions:

   Javier Pareja (Bern) and Upasana Maheshwari (Zürich)

Sheng-Fu Huang (Zurich) and Sasha Soldati (Bern)

   Application procedure for SSMVR Travel Fellowships





Extended deadline for online abstract submission. The new deadline is July 31st 2022!

We are very pleased to inform you that the 22nd Annual Meeting of Vascular Societies of Switzerland will be held as an on on-site meeting in the newly renovated Congress Center of Zurich from November 2-4, 2022.

The overall theme of conference will be “Hypertension”, and the meeting will officially start on Wednesday Nov. 2 at 5.30 pm with two Keynote Lectures illuminating this topic either from a basic science or from a clinical perspective: 

  • Brant E. Isakson, Charlottesville USA (invited by SSMVR):

Hemoglobin as a target for hypertension 

  • Bernard Waeber, Lausanne:  

title to be announced

Like in previous years, the 5th Swiss Vascular Research Symposium of the SSMVR will be an integral part of this meeting and will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. To accommodate many oral presentations of PhD students and young Postdocs, we are again dedicating two Free Communication sessions to selected abstracts. In total 8 slots for oral presentations are available. In addition, all poster presenters will be asked to briefly pitch their work during the Poster Flash presentations held right before to the Poster Session. All presenters of Free Communications and Posters will have the chance to win an award for the best presentation. In sum, the Symposium will offer plenty of opportunities to present your research and / or to interact with other scientists working in the Vascular Biology field!

To participate, please register and submit your abstract before July 24, 2022 under
Extended deadline for online abstract submission. The new deadline is July 31st 2022!

Please note that the early-bird registration fee for regular SSMVR members is 80 CHF, whereas early-bird students can register for free (valid until August 31, 2022).

Timetable of the SSMVR symposium:

09.30 am – 10.30 am     SSMVR Board meeting (only Board members)

09.30 am – 10.30 am     Poster mounting / viewing & coffee

10.30 am – 11.30 am     Free Communications 1:

        4 oral presentations selected from submitted poster abstracts

11.30 am – 12.15 pm     Poster Flash presentations (all poster presenters)

12:15 pm – 01:30 pm    Poster Session and lunch break                   

01.30 pm – 03.00 pm    SSMVR Plenary Session: 

        Stefan Offermans (Bad Nauheim DE)

        Endothelial mechanosignaling – relevance for diapedesis and EndMT

        Yvonne Döring (Bern)

        Inflammatory mediators in chronic vascular inflammation

03.00 pm – 03.30 pm    Coffee break

03.30 pm – 04.30 pm    Free Communications 2:

        4 oral presentations selected from submitted poster abstracts

04.30 pm – 06.00 pm    General assembly and Apéro (all SSMVR members)

07.00 pm – 10.00 pm    Social evening of the Vascular Societies of Switzerland

       (special registration required)



The 22nd  International Vascular Biology Meeting (IVBM) 2022 will take place from October 13th to 17th, 2022 in California, USA. More information on the congress website