Pew Bertarelli Ocean Ambassadors news

Pew Bertarelli Ocean Ambassadors announced

The Bertarelli Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts have brought together global leaders to form the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy Ocean Ambassadors group. Working closely with Dona Bertarelli, the Pew Bertarelli Ocean Ambassadors will advocate for and raise public awareness about the importance of marine protected areas in conserving the ocean. Announced at Our Ocean 2018, […]

New Caledonia commits to highly protect large area of Coral Sea Natural Park

During Our Ocean 2018, New Caledonia’s government announced a new commitment to highly protect 200,000-400,000 km2 of marine waters within the Coral Sea Natural Park. This new commitment comes after the designation in August of four marine protected areas, which fully protect the Astrolabe, Pétrie, Chesterfield, Bellona and Entrecasteaux reefs and cover 28,000 km2. Dona […]

Four new #BertarelliNeuro Research Projects Announced

The Bertarelli Foundation has awarded collaborative research grants to four teams of scientists representing Harvard Medical School, its affiliated teaching hospitals, and the Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology in Basel, Switzerland, all focused on understanding and treating some of the most devastating sensory disorders, including deafness, blindness and pain. The grants are designed to […]

Marine Science Symposium 2018

On Tuesday 11th September 2018 the inaugural marine science symposium for the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science (BPMS) took place at the Royal Geographical Society in London. This one-day symposium brought together scientists, students, conservationists, policymakers and Marine Protected Area (MPA) managers to listen to presentations highlighting key research being undertaken in the British Indian […]

The Impact of Rats on the Health of Coral Reefs

It has long been known that the introduction of invasive species can have a detrimental effect on native flora and fauna.  Rats decimate seabird populations all around the world by eating eggs and chicks – and sometimes even adult birds. The British Indian Ocean Territory includes the Chagos Archipelago and 58 tiny islands.  Some of […]

New Neuroscience Gift Will Tackle Sensory Disorders

The Bertarelli Foundation’s gift of $6.35 million to Harvard Medical School will support research to understand and treat sensory disorders The Bertarelli Foundation is further increasing its contribution to neuroscience research with a gift of $6.35 million to Harvard Medical School (HMS). Of this new gift, $5 million will support collaborative research projects focused on […]

2018 Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival

Since its inception, the Bertarelli Foundation has been a proud supporter of the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival. Now in its fifth year, the Festival was initiated by then-local MP Tristram Hunt and is held at the Emma Bridgwater Factory in the city. The 2018 Festival, which ran from the 7th to the 9th of June, was […]

Winning ventures announced at the 2018 President’s Innovation Challenge

A device toolkit that makes STEM education truly engaging, a mobile app for helping small businesses in emerging markets improve their performance, and a startup that’s revolutionising the treatment of ear infections were awarded the three top prizes in the seventh annual President’s Innovation Challenge showcase and awards ceremony at the Harvard Innovation Labs. President […]

Otter Pool opens at La Garenne

In a project funded by, among others, the Bertarelli Foundation, a new otter pool has opened at La Garenne after six months of work. A first European otter – a female – has been introduced, while a male will join her soon. The new otter area extends to over 500m² and includes a main basin […]

Five proposals win initial “catalyst” funding at Campus Biotech

Researchers from Campus Biotech were invited to develop joint projects with partner research institutes and bid for funding from the Bertarelli Foundation. The laureates have been announced, on April 11th, during the 2018 Bertarelli Symposium held at Harvard Medical School. Less than a year ago, Martin Vetterli and Ernesto Bertarelli announced the launch of the […]

Buoy ahoy!

The Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science maintains an array of acoustic receivers around four islands of the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory. This battery of listening devices picks up signals from tagged animals (mostly reef sharks) as they pass by and helps scientists build up a picture of how these important predators […]