Prof. Dr. Sigrun Eick School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern Prof. Sigrun Eick is the Head of the Laboratory of Oral Microbiology, Department of Periodontology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Sigrun has a long scientific track record with more than 160 publications in her field. Her special interest is the translational research to generate links between basic and clinical research. This is reflected by several international cooperation projects between industry and her lab. Scientifically she is interested in the evaluation of new options for antimicrobial periodontal and per-implant therapies, investigations in the bacteria-host interactions in periodontitis and the association of periodontitis with severe systemic conditions.