The conference "Graubünden forscht 2022" - come and say hello at the Congress Center Davos

Program flyer (PDF for downloading)

Location: Kongresszentrum Davos, Saal Aspen, entrance on Promenade. Talks will be held in English, apart from selected talks in Session 9 on Thurday afternoon, 14:15-15:30.

The talks on Thursday afternoon were chosen with the general public in mind.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

08:00-09:30 Registration and "Znüni"

09:30-10:00 Opening

Dr. Britta Allgöwer, President Academia Raetica
Valérie Favre Accola, Head of Regional Development, Region Prättigau / Davos
Barbara Haller Rupf, Director Academia Raetica

10:00-10:30 Transdisciplinary project "Medicine & Life Sciences"

Chair: Dr. Ruedi Haller / Swiss National Park, President Club da Hockey Engiadina

  • Immune-inflammatory proteome of elite ice hockey players before and after SARS-CoV-2 infection 
    Barletta, Elena / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF); Maurer, Debbie / Spital Davos; Kistler, Walter / Spital Davos

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Session 1 Medicine & Life Sciences

Chairs: Dr. Tiziano Serra (AO Research Institute Davos), Dr. Michi Villiger (SRISM, Spital Davos)

  • Combination of the collagen membranes within the LEGO® inspired interlocking system, a new therapeutic alternative for bone regeneration in maxillary defects
    Pirera, Maria Eugenia / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Building a data analysis pipeline for long-read, amplicon-based, raw DNA-sequence data generated by Oxford Nanopore Technology
    Mink, Sylvia / Private Universität im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (UFL), ÖRK Blutspendedienst Vorarlberg

  • Characterization of single allergen-specific IgE+ B cell from cow's milk allergic children during the oral immunotherapy
    Satitsuksanoa, Pattraporn / Swiss institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

  • Natural bone inspired 3D printed composite biomaterial-ink composed of hyaluronan, collagen and calcium phosphate particles to promote bone regeneration
    van der Heide, Daphne / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Gut epithelial barrier damage by commonly used emulsifiers polysorbate-20 and polysorbate-80
    Ogülür, Ismail / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

10:45-12:00 Session 2 Natural Sciences

Chairs: Dr. Ana Petrus (Fachhochschule Graubünden), Dr. Nadine Salzmann (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF)

  • Differences in vegetation composition, bacterial community and soil properties after restoration of construction sites on alpine grasslands
    Blank-Pachlatko, Jonathan / ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Institut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen (IUNR)

  • Analysing the migration patterns of red deer
    Fellmann, Ursula / University of Zurich, Department of Geography

  • The historical ozone trends simulated with the SOCOLv4 chemistry-climate model
    Doyennel, Arseniy / Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center

  • How large-scale bark beetle infestations influence the protective effects of forest stands against avalanches: A case study in the Swiss alps
    Caduff, Marion / WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

  • Non-native species in the Swiss National Park: current state and future challenges
    von Büren, Raphael / Swiss National Park

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:30 Speed dating

13:30-14:45 Session 3 Natural Sciences

Chairs: Dr. Peter Bebi (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF), Prof. Dr. Lucas Lombriser (University of Geneva)

  • Energy dissipation of anticrack propagation in a weak snowpack layer
    Bergfeld, Bastian / WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

  • Aerosol Optical Depth observations: Evaluation of the SKYNET Network Improved Langley Plot method through calibration transfer from the GAW-PFR network
    Karanikolas, Angelos / Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center

  • Slope stability research in alpine environment based in soil characterisation and monitoring
    Lucas, Daisy / Fachhochschule Graubünden

  • The solar active regions, flares, coronal mass ejections and their space weather consequences
    Barczynski, Krzysztof / Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center & ETH Zurich

  • The environmental impact of a higher education institution in the context of SARS‐CoV‐2 – The case of the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons in Switzerland
    Somerville, Livia, Fachhochschule Graubünden

13:30-14:45 Session 4 Medicine & Life Sciences

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Mübeccel Akdis (Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)), Prof. Dr. Marie-Charlotte Brüggen (CK-CARE)

  • A new strategy for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus fracture-related infections using bacteriophage-derived enzymes and antibiotics
    Chitto, Marco / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Characterization of enzymatic electrochemical glucose and lactate sensors for liver cell monitoring in a “Plug & Play” microfluidics system
    Petkus, Bradley /Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM)

  • Mass spectrometry-based identification of allergen proteins involved in seafood related allergic reactions
    Barletta, Elena / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

  • Developing materials for cartilage regeneration under mechanical load
    Mecchi, Laura AO Research Institute Davos

  • The effectiveness of Alpine Altitude Climate Treatment on tapering oral corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma
    van der Kuy, Fabien Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) / Dutch Asthma Centre Davos, Utrecht University

14:45-15:00 Break

15:00-15:30 Transdisciplinary project "Natural Sciences"

Chair: Dr. Britta Allgöwer, Academia Raetica

  • Risk management and self-responsibility when practising mountain sports in the Alps
    Carnelli, Fabio / Eurac Research; Rosani, Domenico / Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Italienisches Recht; Schwitzer, Stefan / Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Italienisches Recht

15:30-15:45 Break

15:45-17:00 Session 5 Medicine & Life Sciences

Chairs: Dr. Ron Clijsen (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland), Dr. Silvia Generelli (Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA)

  • Development of bioprinted osteochondral tissue: An in-vitro model for drug discovery 
    Jahangir, Shahrbanoo / AO Research Institute Davos

  • In depth analyses of non-lesional and lesional atopic dermatitis skin by spatial and single cell sequencing technologies (CANCELED)
    Mitamura, Yasutaka / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

  • A portable and modular readout solution for electrochemical measurements
    Fejzo, Aldo / Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM)

  • Development of electrochemical nitric oxide microsensors for the real time monitoring of inflammation in chondrocytes
    Belcastro, Laura / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Association between atopic dermatitis and cardiovascular diseases
    Fehr, Danielle / CK-CARE, USZ, UZH

15:45-17:00 Session 6 Medicine & Life Sciences

Chairs: Dr. PD Sibylle Grad (AO Research Institute Davos), Milena Sokolowska (Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research )

  • Hyaluronan-collagen bioink for the printing of intervertebral disc models
    Miklosic, Gregor / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Determining the presence of food-antigen specific total IgG and IgG4 antibodies in the plasma of eosinophilic esophagitis patients
    Bel imam, Manal / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

  • Post-exercise systemic heat therapy decreases the inflammation process during recovery: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Freitag, Livia / University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

  • Investigation of allergen specific B-cells in allergy concordant and discordant twins
    Schneider, Stephan / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

  • Physico-chemical characterization of polyelectrolyte coatings composed of a bacterial exopolysaccharide and chitosan
    Bagnol, Romain / AO Research Institute Davos 

17:15-19:00 Social activity with apéro at 101 Bowling Davos

Opposite the congress center Davos with bowling, table soccer, dart and much more.

19.00 Conference dinner at Waldhotel Davos and Doctorate Award Ceremony

Here you can find an overview of those who have successfully completed their dissertation at a member or partner institution of Academia Raetica since 2018.


Thursday, September 22, 2022

10:00-10:30 "Znüni"

10:30-12:00 Session 7 Humanities & Social Sciences

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Patric Arn (Fachhochschule Graubünden), Barbara Haller Rupf (Academia Raetica)

  • Police communication in the digital era - The police use of social media in the area of ​​tension ranging between information obligation and independent information
    Yilmaz, Gizem / Fachhochschule Graubünden - Multimedia Production

  • Same same but different? Swiss Schools’ Challenges and Strategies after two years of COVID-19 pandemic
    Suter, Francesca / Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden

  • Social networks as the basis to strengthen agri+touristic value creation in Alpine regions
    Ospelt, Tanja / Fachhochschule Graubünden, Zentrum für wirtschaftspolitische Forschung (ZWF)

  • Educational Aspirations in School Transitions from Lower Secondary to Tertiary Education
    Haymoz, Rahel / University of Zurich

  • Koordination – Konflikt – Kompromiss. Das Projekt Lehrplan 21 unter konventionssoziologischer Perspektive
    Gehrig, Martin / Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden

  • The Regulation of Airbnb and Its Impact on Hotel Performance
    Steiner, Selina / Fachhochschule Graubünden

10:30-11:45 Session 8 Medicine & Life Sciences

Chairs: Dr. Pierre-Yves Mantel (CK-CARE), Dr. Michael Pfaff (Clinica Holistica Engiadina)

  • Anti-inflammatory and regenerative effects of liraglutide on inflammatory human osteoarthritic chondrocytes in vitro
    Ciftci Dede, Eda / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Study protocol: Association between Heart Rate Variability and Physical Activity in the Treatment of Exhaustion as a Component of Stress-Related Disorders
    Turner, Wiebke
    Clinica Holistica Engiadina

  • Novel biomarkers of disrupted gut permeability in severe COVID-19 patients
    Ogülür, Ismail / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

  • A new one-step functionalization based on a UV crosslinking polymer for the electrochemical detection of C-reactive protein
    Del Giovane, Stefano / Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM)

  • Rhinovirus-induced epithelial RIG-I inflammasome activation suppresses antiviral immunity and promotes inflammatory responses in virus-induced asthma exacerbations and COVID-19
    Radzikowska, Urszula / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

12:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Transdisciplinary project "Communication Science"

Chair: Prof. Dr. Urs Dahinden (Fachhochschule Graubünden)

  • Innovations in local communication in Switzerland and the case of the Grisons
    Burger, Johanna / Fachhochschule Graubünden

14:00-14:15 Beak

14.15-15:30 Session 9 Gemischte Themen DEUTSCH

Chairs: Prof. Dr. Urs Dahinden (Fachhochschule Graubünden), Dr. Cordula Seger (Institut für Kulturforschung Graubünden)

  • Neue Extremereignisse durch kombinierte Klimarisiken: Fallstudie zur veränderten Schutzfunktion des Bündner Waldes in der Zukunft
    Kronenberg, Marlene / Department for Geosciences, University of Fribourg; WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF; Climate Change, Extremes and Natural Hazards in Alpine Regions Research Center CERC

  • Die Mehrsprachigkeitsdidaktik: eine junge Disziplin auf der Suche nach Forschungsansätzen und Forschenden
    Crameri, Stefania / Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden; Paganini, Barbara / Schule Zizers

  • Upflows in the quiet Sun – a highly active place
    Schwanitz, Conrad /  Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium Davos / World Radiation Center

  • Wie wir das LEGO®-Prinzip in die Herstellung eines Knochen-Ersatzes eingefügt haben
    Hatt, Luan Phelipe / AO Research Institute Davos

  • Wie wir in der Wissenschaft neue Ideen entwickeln - und ob Künstliche Intelligenz das Gleiche tun kann 
    Pfister, Rolf / Lab42

14.15-15:30 Session 10 Mixed topics ENGLISCH

Chairs: Dr. Britta Allgöwer (Academia Raetica), Prof. Dr. Louise Harra (PMOD/WRC)

  • Augmented Swiss Heritage – The Participatory Visualisation of Cultural Heritage
    Rageth, Onna / Fachhochschule Graubünden, Institute for Tourism and Leisure (ITF)

  • Influence of snow cover duration on the abundance and distribution of alpine marmots
    Buchmann, Sven / University of Zurich, Swiss National Park

  • A German vocabulary intervention in heterogeneous Romansh primary school classes
    Caglia, Dominique / Pädagogische Hochschule Graubünden / University of Fribourg

  • A pilot study on the (physiological and psychological) effects of therapeutic body wraps („kalter Ganzkörperwickel“) in psychiatric inpatients
    Flammersfeld, Anne-Marie / Psychiatrische Dienste Graubünden

  • Regulation of ACE2 mRNA and protein isoforms in viral and allergic inflammation 
    Stocker, Nino / Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF)

15:30-15:45 Break 

15:45-16:00 Address Dr. Gion Lechmann, Head of the Office for Higher Education (in GERMAN)

16:00 Conference awards for best presentations and Apéro


We are looking forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions around the conference, please contact:

Daniela Heinen, Project leader conference “Graubünden forscht 2022”
+41 81 410 60 84,
Berglistutz 8, CH-7270 Davos Platz