The ARTORG Center brings together technical and clinical group heads in various specialized groups, each with a specific research focus. Researchers from various biomedical engineering and medical disciplines consolidate research eminence in currently 12 research units, and identify future clinical focus areas.

The Center’s management consists of both technical and medical experts and is supported by the Central Services team. Designated officers secure quality, diversity, safety and sustainability at the ARTORG. Strategic guidance and benchmarking of scientific excellence are contributed by the Scientific Advisory Board, composed of key opinion leaders in biomedical engineering and clinical sciences. 



Prof. Dr. Raphael Sznitman
Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Laboratory
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

Vice Director

Prof. Dr. med. Marco Caversaccio,
Chairman of ENT, Head and Neck Surgery
Inselspital, Bern University Hospital

Members of the Extended Management

Prof. Dr. Olivier Guenat
Prof. Dr. Tobias Nef
Prof. Dr. Dominik Obrist
Prof. Dr. Stefan Weber
Prof. Dr. Philippe Zysset


Central Services


Development & Tech Transfer


Quality, Diversity, Safety and Sustainability

Quality and Diversity, Safety and Sustainability in research and teaching are key values at the ARTORG Center. To ensure that these values are upheld and lived, dedicated officers have been assigned for these important tasks.

The ARTORG Center is committed to ensuring the highest quality in teaching, research and further education, the promotion of young talent and equality, as well as in the services it provides. Guided by an internal quality management system that acts on different levels, we constantly evaluate and optimize our work through this prism.

As an equal opportunity employer and educator, the ARTORG Center recognizes and fosters diversity of types. We strive to create an inclusive environment with team members coming from different professional and cultural backgrounds, and strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply to our open positions at all levels.

To guarantee the safety and good practice for our employees, ARTORG has appointed dedicated safety officers located at its different sites. These contact persons ensure that new employees are fully familiar with laboratory procedures and comply with safety regulations and norms. The safety officers also coordinate and oversee all security guidelines.

ARTORG places sustainability in teaching, research and development among its core values. We strive to continuously broaden our awareness and encourage our members towards new and innovative ways to solve unmet clinical needs in view of current and future societal challenges. ARTORG integrates sustainability values into its teaching to encourage critical thinking and cross-disciplinary learning to shape empathetic leaders and team players in medical technology development.

Student Representatives

The ARTORG Center is dedicated to supporting young scientists in the best possible way in their academic endeavors. A student council at PhD level promotes group cohesion and professional-social exchange between students via monthly PhD meetings. The goal is to give more insight into the research topics of each ARTORG group, as well as a platform for students to practice and train presenting their research. In addition, two PhD student representatives are available as low-threshold contacts in case of any interpersonal or professional issues students might encounter.

Scientific Advisory Board


Prof. Dr. Alex Dommann, Head of Research Focus Area "Health and Performance" and Member of the Directorate, Empa Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland


Prof. Dr. Elena de Momi, Associate Professor, Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab, Chair of Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality, Computer Science Department, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Prof. Dr. Pascal Verdonck, Senior Full Professor, Medical Technology, Ghent University, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Verpoorte, Chair of Analytical Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Analysis, Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Candinas, Chairman and Physician-in-Chief, Department of Visceral Surgery and Medicine, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Raabe, Chairman and Physician-in-Chief, Department of Neurosurgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, Switzerland