Jürgen Burger is full professor for Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern/Switzerland. At the same time, he is director of the Swiss School for Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship at sitem-insel AG, Bern. He finished his Master‘s and PhD Degree in Physics at the University of Erlangen, Germany. His professional experience includes employments at CSEM and Roche Diagnostics before he was appointed Professor for Microtechnology at the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH). During this period, he set up the domain of Medical Technology in the department and study program of Microtechnology. The research collaboration with Prof. Lutz Nolte, University of Bern resulted in the foundation of the master’s program MSc Biomedical Engineering which started in 2006. In 2008, he joined Johnson&Johnson, Codman Neuro Sciences and the J&J «Center for Smart Implants and Instruments» as Head R&D Microsystems where he developed complex business models in cooperation with companies, universities and public authorities. In 2008, he received the venia docendi and in 2014, he was appointed titular professor in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern. Over the years, he received calls for a chair at the University of Sydney, the Charité and Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Stuttgart. Jürgen Burger‘s research aims at bringing innovative treatment and therapeutic/diagnostic medical systems to the patient. A special focus is on intelligent implants and surgical instruments in combination with pharmaceutical products.

Courses in the BME Master's Program