Networking Forum 2019

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:

at the lunch tables: 12:30-15:00, Hall
Non profit organisations
Solange Cuenin-Grosjean

Teacher of Biology & Chemistry, Gymnase de La Cité & Ecole des Arches
Lecturer, HEP
Postdoc, UMC Utrecht & PhD in Life Sciences, UNIL
Daniele Roppolo Science Manager at European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious disease (ESCMID), Basel
Postdoc at UNIL
Science PhD
Claire Arnold Deputy Director of Research at the University of Lausanne
PhD in Biology (Ecology & Genetics) UNINE
Yann Bernardinelli Science copywriter at Les Mots de la Science & neumonia
Head of neonomia cooperative society
PhD in neuroscience, UNIL
Raphael Braunschweig Teacher of Mathematics in high school at GyPAd (Gymnase pour adulte)
Jean-Marc Brunner CEO at Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health (SICHH)
Head of industrial relations, tech transfer at University of Fribourg
PhD in Life Sciences, UNIL
Laura Rio Research Associate at CHUV
Lecturer at UNIL
PhD in Life Sciences, Microbial Sciences, UNIL
Annick Salzmann Teaching Evaluation Advisor at University of Geneva
PhD in Neurosciences, UNIGE
Sandra Sulser Chief Project Officer at Seerave Foundation & Co-Founder and Partner at Arven Partners LLC
Fanny Theytaz Evaluation Expert at Swisstransplant
PhD in Life Science, UNIL
Claude Schweizer Data Manager at Fondation Asile des Aveugles, Hôpital ophtalmique Jules-Gonin
PhD in Neuroscience, ETH
Msc & Other PhD
Elise Blatti Project Manager at Pro Natura Vaud
MSc BEC 2014
Mélissa Lenarth Project Manager at Parc Jura vaudois
Master BEC 2014, UNIL
Ilaria Orsi Head of the Programme Transferable Skills at Conférence Universitaire de Suisse Occidentale
Guest research scientist at the University of Sydney
Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel
PhD Lettres, UNIL
Léonore Rougemont External relations officer at Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative – DNDi
Msc in Biology, UNIGE
For-profit organisations
Catalina Barcelo Scientific Fellow, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics at Debiopharm
PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology,UNIL-CHUV
Christelle Bonnet Plant Science Manager at Japan Tobacco International
PhD in Life Sciences, UNIL
Gabriela Ecco NGS Scientist at Sophia Genetics
PhD in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, EPFL
Laura Jeanbart Senior Scientist Oncology Research at Molecular Partners
PhD in Life Sciences, EPFL
Galyna Pidpruzhnykova Biopharma Strategy Consultant at Catenion
PhD in Neuroscience, EPFLPO
Natalie Neubert Junior Medical Communication & Information Specialist at Incyte
PhD in Life Sciences, UNIL
Premnath Rajakannu Field Application Scientist (Central Europe) at Thermo Fisher Scientific
PhD in Life Sciences UNIL
Fatima Taki Product Manager at Leica Microsystems; Danaher Corporation
PhD in Life Sciences,UNIL
Romy Benninga Biology R&D Manager at Abionic
MSc MB 2018
Maria Pilar Giner Junior Research Assistant at Nestlé Institute of Health Science
MSc MLS 2017
Raphael Meylan Sales Representative at Reactolab SA
Msc Biology
Marine Conte Marketing Coordinator at Academic Work Switzerland


Booths – 12:30-18:00,
Company presentations – 12:30-16:20
Tissot & Yersin auditoria, program
Company (click to see website)
Academic Work
Lunch tables 12:30-15:00

Academic Work is a recruitment agency in Switzerland specialized in Junior and graduated profiles. They have been in Switzerland for 10 years, and make quality a priority all along their recruiting processes. Thanks to them, 905 young professional were able to start their career in the western part of Switzerland in 2018.With Academic Work, you get access to a large pool of organisations in the western part of Switzerland; local SME’s, start-ups or multinationals. They all have one thing in common: believing in young professionals. Academic Work offers full-time positions to young graduates and professionals with a couple of year of experience. If you are still a student, they also offer part-time missions you can complete next to your studies.Do not hesitate to create your profile and subscribe to their job alert:

On the day of the event, Marine Conte, Marketing Coordinator at Academic Work Switzerland will be there to answer all your questions about CV and motivation letter writing, first interviews, salary negociation & job searching.

Alliance Consulting
Alliance Consulting has been developing a range of tailor-made lasting solutions to promote Human Capital and Business Linking for 21 years. It works with its clients over the long term in order to improve their performance in terms of talent search and skills organisation as well as identify and exploit new business opportunities by making strategic alliances.
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business which innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.
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.
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 Life Sciences students. They 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.
Career Advice
The coaches from the Graduate campus & the Service orientation et carrières will be present to answer your queries related to employment & preparation for your future career.
Catenion is a management consulting firm devoted to helping pharmaceutical and medical products companies create more innovative and effective strategies and organisations.
Booth & Speech
CTC was founded in 1997 and in headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. CTC is a specialist life-sciences recruitment organisation. They place specialist talent into contract and permanent positions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical devices and CRO industries across Europe.
Booth & speech
Covance is a global contract research organization providing services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, i.e. nonclinical, preclinical, clinical and commercialization services.
Deep Cube
Deepcube is a 2018 start-up building artificial intelligence diagnosis technologies and medical platforms for hospital/clinics. They provide a better diagnosis and a better speed to diagnose as well as embedded AI real time technologies with full data privacy and never-ending AI learning tools. Their technology beat Google’s Diabetic rethinopathy Al diagnosis model, reaching a 99% sensitivity world Al record.
Executive insight
Executive insight is a specialized healthcare consulting firm supporting biopharmaceutical companies to successfully prepare, launch and commercialize their products.
Farma Industria Ticino
Booth & speech
Farma Industria Ticino (FIT) is the association of chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the Swiss canton of Ticino. It is a private organization founded in 1980 under the name ATICEF, with headquarters in Lugano.
Genohm, a part of Agilent
Booth & speech
Genohm develops and maintains on-premise software solutions for laboratory management, and was aquired by Agilent in May 2018. Agilent provides laboratories in six key markets with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, and Genohm’s LIMS + ELN platform provides collaboration that furthers that goal, adding to Agilent’s substantial solutions.Today, Genohm has offices in Lausanne (EPFL innovation park), Ghent, and Durham NC and counts a workforce of 40+ highly trained software and life sciences engineers.
Booth & speech
Glenmark was founded with a vision to emerge as a leading integrated research-based, global pharmaceutical company. Over the decades, they have established themselves as a leading player in the discovery of new molecules both NCEs (New Chemical Entity) and NBEs (New Biological Entity). They have several molecules in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical development and are primarily focused in the areas of Oncology, Respiratory and Dermatology.
Global Science Film Festival
Closing speech
The Science Film Academy is founded by Swiss scientists and filmmakers, all with one passion “science communication through film”. The main showcase of the Science Film Academy is the Global Science Film Festival with its first edition in 2017. The Global Science Film Festival promotes constructive dialogue between filmmakers, scientists and society about global and essential challenges that we are facing as human beings. Since 2014, members of the Academy established educational programs for science film in nine Swiss universities and research centres.
The Haute Ecole Pédagogique of the canton of Vaud offers programs for future teachers, but also for professionals in education, health or other fields, helping them to build specific knowledge to run their professional activities at their best. Learn more about their MAS 1 year program allowing you to build the necessary knowledge to become a great secondary teacher. Or learn more about the many postgraduate certifications you can achieve there.
Innosuisse is the swiss agency in charge of encouraging innovation. Meet them to learn more about their start-up training – business concept program. This program is made to get you familiar with the major challenges of launching a start-up company, and learn how to to deal with them through weekly evening sessions during one semester.
Life Science Zurich Scientist Networkis a non-profit organization created and run by a group of graduate students/post-docs of the University and the ETH Zurich. It was created by fusion of the Swiss branch of the Young European Biotech Network and the Life Science Zurich Biotech Network. It operates under the wing of Life Science Zurich, a joint initiative of UZH and ETH aiming to promote excellence in life sciences in Switzerland, and its main mission is to reduce the existing gap between academic research and the life science industry, in its broader sense.
Lonza provide life science researchers with the tools they need to develop and test therapeutics, from basic research to final product release. Lonza’s Bioscience products and services range from cell culture and discovery technologies for research, to quality control tests and software for biomanufacturing.
Manpower has been serving the Swiss employment market for 55 years. It is a franchise of the ManpowerGroup, leader in innovative workforce solutions, connecting people to meaningful work across a wide range od skills and industries.
McKinsey & Company
Booth & speech
McKinsey & Company is a worldwide management consulting firm. It conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate management decisions across the public and private sectors.
Novigenix is a swiss company based in Epalinges innovating in the field of liquid biopsy and early cancer detection. Novigenix focuses on developping blood test to early detect gastric system sicknesses.
Peptide & Tetramer Core Facility
Peptide & Tetramer core facility works within the human integrated tumour immunology engine (Hi-Tide) at the George Coukos lab, part of the Ludwig Institute for cancer research in Epalinges.
Speech only
Roche concentrates on discovering and developing innovative medicines and diagnostics that offer significant advantages over existing products and solutions. Today, they are Switzerland’s largest pharmaceutical company, and number one in biotechnology, cancer therapy and in vitro diagnostics.With 13,600 employees from over 100 nations, they are among the largest private employers and training operations in Switzerland.
Science Me Up
Science me up is a start-up helping scientific entrepreneurs finding the perfect candidates for their team. Moreover, their employees are scientific experts that can be sent to work with clients and support their projects. With their specific know-how, they can satisfy the needs either for strategy, R&D or innovation consulting.
Solution For Life Sciences SFL is a leading consultancy company providing integrated product solutions to the pharma and medtech sectors by a unique combination of expertise in one consultancy. SFL was named one of the best employers in Switzerland for 2018 in the small companies category (20 – 49 employees) by the independent global organization Great Place to Work.
Spring Professional
Spring Professional is a subsidiary of The Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions. Their specialists place qualified professionals with demanding companies. They offer contract and interim recruitment, permanent placements, payroll services, contractor care, on-site solutions, project placement, engineering services, assessments and work packages.
Socorex is a Swiss manufacturer of liquid handling instruments. Their manufacturing program includes a wide variety of high precision instruments used for reliably measuring, dosing, transferring, dispensing and injecting liquids in a large number of applications.
Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals
SwAPP is the Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals. Its 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.


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