Symposia & Round-Table

LSCD2015: Preliminary Program
Opens a 815 Registration, Amphipôle Hall
Plenary Lecture
(Amphipôle C)
900– 930
Symposium I: Research Careers in Academia and Industry
(Amphipôle C)

930-1045 Research & Development in Industry

  • Jérôme Feige
    Group Leader, Cognitive Health and Ageing, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences

Public-Private Research

  • Giulio Superti Furga
    Director, CEO, Molecular Networks and Systems Pharmacology Laboratory, Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Research in Academia

  • Jan Roelof van der Meer
    Professor, Director of the Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne, UNIL
  • Nicole Déglon
    Professor, Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Neurotherapies, University Hospital of Lausanne, UNIL-CHUV

Moderator: Keith Harshman, Coordinator of the Genomic Technologies Facility, UNIL

1045-1100 Short break
Symposium II: Pursuing a Career in the Private Sector
(Amphipôle C)

11001215 Clinical Trials and Consulting

  • Juan Van Rooyen
    Project Coordinator – Global Project Management at Covance CLS

Industry in Medical Technology & Pharmaceuticals & Venture Capital

  • Diego Braguglia
    Manager of the Centre for Medically Assisted Procreation (CPMA).
    He will share his large industry experience in life sciences, medical technology and pharmaceuticals in Europe and the US.

Marketing and Sales

Venture Capital in Life Sciences

Moderator: Premnath Rajakannu, PhD Student & Active Member of the Bioscience Network Lausanne

1215-1445 Lunch and Interactive area: Meet alumni and company booths to explore career opportunities, Hall
Alumni Round-table: Le journalisme scientifique / Scientific Journalism – in French (Anthropos Café)
1245-1345 Television

Newspapers/Presse écrite

  • Aurélie Coulon
    Journalist, Science & Nature, Le Temps

Web and Radio

Moderator: Marc Robinson-Rechavi, Professor of Bioinformatics, Department of Ecology and Evolution,
Tout se passe comme si: Blog du café des sciences.

Symposium III: Careers in Organizations with Public Outreach
(Amphipôle C)
1500-1615 Project Management

  • Patricia Palagi
    Head, Training and Outreach at SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Non-governmental organizations

  • Nadia Bruyndonckx
    Executive Assistant & Scientific Advisor, Save Our Seas Foundation (ONG)


Moderator: Alan Vonlanthen, Science Podcaster, Radio-Web, Podcast-Science and President of the Café des Sciences

1615-1730 Aperitif (Amphipôle, Hall)

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