Forum 2018

Networking Forum 2018: Meet our guests!

A network of professionals from the industry, coaches and alumni will be available to answer your questions and discuss career paths.

Here are the confirmed guests:

Meet professionals/alumni: 12:30-15:00, Hall
Dr·Corner: Alumni with a Msc Degree & Doctorate/PhD Degree
Caroline Betto-Colliard
Adjointe/Deputy Head at CUSO
Stéphanie Braillard Senior Project Manager at Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative
Silvio Calderara Medical Manager Bone at UCB
Mitko Dimitrov
Sales Representative at ThermoFisher
Céline Genton Head of Scientific Activities at European Respiratory Society
Géraldine Mang Regulatory CMC Associate Manager at Novartis
Doris Penna Regulatory Affairs Manager at Eli Lilly
Anne-Catherine Portmann Bioinformatician at Nestlé
Remy Tallant Quality Assurance Specialist at Merck Group
Doc·Corner: Alumni with a Post·doctoral Experience
Simon Badoud Postgraduate Clinical Scientist at Novartis
Payal Bhatia
Medical Writer at Medical Minds
Prasad Chaskar Data Analyst at Nestlé Institute of Health Science
Layane Hanna-El-Daher USP Technology Innovation Postdoctoral Scientist at Merck Group
Katia Jaton Clinical Microbiologist FAMH at CHUV
Charles Roduit Scientific Collaborator at SNSF
Daniele Roppolo
Science Manager at European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and former National Coordinator at Swissuniversities
Annick Salzmann Teaching Evaluation Advisor at UNIGE
Sophia Soehrman Lead Medical Writer at Roche


Booths – 10:45-18:00, Hall
Company presentations – 12:30-15:00, Tissot & Yersin auditoria, program here
Name Description
Apéro-Sciences Apéro-Sciences is a non-profit association with the goal of promoting open communication, interaction and exchange between the scientists and the general public.
Apopo APOPO is a non-profit organization that trains African giant pouched rats to save lives by detecting landmines and tuberculosis.
BioAlps BioAlps offers you a dynamic network, an innovative and supportive environment, and immediate access to the world of life sciences.
Biopôle Discover the Biopôle & its vibrant life science park, which hosts companies -with hundreds of talents people- in the field of oncology, personalized medicine, immunology and other therapeutic areas. Companies are currently developing diagnostic tools, medical devices & therapeutic treatments, as well as bringing innovation in the field of health nutrition.
BNF BNF is active throughout Switzerland and has 20 years of experience in supporting academics. They assist highly qualified specialists at career crossroads through personal counselling, fostering professional networks and focussed training so that they can successfully place their professional know-how and skills in the job market.
BSNL The Bioscience Network Lausanne is a non-profit association comprising PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows working in the fields of Biology, Life Sciences and Biotechnology in the Lausanne area. The association aims to support career development of students from Life Sciences. We organize meetings, seminars, talks and career development/counseling sessions for graduate students to identify and focus on their areas of interest and potential job and research opportunities.
Covance Covance is a global contract research organization providing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, i.e. nonclinical, preclinical, clinical and commercialization services.
Les Cadrilles Les Cadrilles is a non-profit that offers a wide network to professional women in order to help them progress in their career and personal life.
Farma Industria Ticino Farma Industria Ticino (FIT), the association of chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the Swiss canton of Ticino, is a private organization founded in 1980 with the name ATICEF, with headquarters in Lugano.
Glenmark Glenmark was founded with a vision to emerge as a leading integrated research-based, global pharmaceutical company.Over the decades, we have established ourselves as a leading player in the discovery of new molecules both NCEs (New Chemical Entity) and NBEs (New Biological Entity). We have several molecules in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical development and are primarily focused in the areas of Oncology, Respiratory and Dermatology.” More information is available on their website.
Graduate Campus The Graduate Campus is a new UNIL service for PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows. It will help you to get ready for your future professional life. “The academic career is just one option among many: whatever their disciplinary background, the vast majority of PhDs will go on to do other things, whether directly after the thesis, or after a postdoc experience.” The Graduate Campus UNIL will provide “information and resources to help you “give fate a nudge” by making those decisions and preparing actively for the next stage of your career.
HaYa Therapeutics HaYa Therapeutics is a startup developing a first-in-class biopharmaceutical therapy to treat heart failure.
HBA The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) is an NPO “dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide“, e.g. supporting careers development & leadership skills. Some programs are also open to non-members, woman & men.
HEP Haute Ecole Pédagogique VD / Pädagogische Hochschule VD
Innosuisse Innosuisse start-up training – Business Concept (Swiss Federal Training Program): “Make your first steps in the entrepreneurial world! The Business Concept program is part of Innosuisse Startup Training, run by EPFL Innovation Park in western Switzerland. This free training provides you with the practical tools to transform your idea into a strong business project. Get introduced to entrepreneurs and industry experts, and meet other talents like yourself all over Suisse romande.” More information can be found on their website.
LSZYSN The Young Scientist Network is an NPO created and run by a group of graduate students & post-docs of the University and the ETH Zurich.” Its aim is to “reduce the existing gap between academic research and the life science industry“.
McKinsey & Company McKinsey & Company is a worldwide management consulting firm. It conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate management decisions across the public and private sectors.
PMI Education Foundation The Project Management Institute (PMIEF) is an educational foundation that “strives to build a better-prepared workforce through academic and professional development scholarships as well as student and professional awards.
Promega Promega products are used by life scientists who are asking fundamental questions about biological processes as well as by scientists who are applying scientific knowledge to diagnose and treat diseases, discover new therapeutics, and use genetics and DNA testing for human identification.
SFL SFL – Solutions For Life Sciences is a leading consultancy company providing integrated solutions to the pharma and medtech sectors, from the bench to the marketplace, within one consultancy. SFL’s main services include support in Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Public Affairs, Quality Assurance, Clinical Safety & Pharmacovigilance, Legal & Compliance, Reimbursement and Training.
Socorex Socorex is a Swiss manufacturer of liquid handling instruments. Today’s manufacturing programme includes a wide variety of high precision instruments used for reliably measuring, dosing, transferring, dispensing and injecting liquids in a large number of applications.
Spring Professional Spring Professional is a subsidiary of The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions. Our specialists place qualified professionals with demanding companies. We offer contract and interim recruitment, permanent placements, payroll services, contractor care, on-site solutions, project placement, engineering services, assessments and work packages.
SV Postdoc Association SV Postdoc Association is an association; its main goals are “networking, organizing career events, inform you about interesting events and be a gateway for prospective postdoc candidates.”
Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals SwAPP members come from pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, health care institutions, biotech companies, health authorities and ethics committees and welcomes members with an academic background (e.g. life sciences, biology, pharmaceutics or a similar field, and physicians, as well as non-academic health professionals). 6 to 9 professionals will be at the booth to share their experience with participants.
Toastmasters Toastmasters is “a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills.
The Companies Roche & Executive Insight, will not have a booth, but will do instead an Oral Presentation during the Networking Session! Have a look at the program and discover all the companies taking part to the Company Presentations


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