Program 2019

LSCD Program on Wednesday, May 15th 2019

Auditorium César-Roux, University Hospital (CHUV)
Welcome Desk opens at 8:30

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09:00-09:30 Opening Ceremony — The scientist’s role in society
From foe to friend – Bacteria in cancer therapy:
discover an amazing project by the 2018 awarded Science Start-up of the Year at the Falling Walls Venture

  • Simon Ittig, PhD, CEO and Co-founder at T3 Pharmaceuticals
09:30-09:35 Short Teaser: Roche, Gold Sponsor Networking Forum
09:35-09:50 Break
09.50-11.10 Interactive Session & Test – Career Management & Communication
Employability; your communication style matters!
Imogen will talk about communication styles & their impact in a career. A test to discover your communication style is included. Be ready to interact with your neighbor!

  • Imogen Collis Roulet, Msc, MBA, Corporate and individual leadership development specialist, Practioner in Generative Transe and Generative Coaching
11.10-11.15 Break
11.15-12.25 Live Interview
Corporate, non-profit & public organizations: are you ready?
An interview with professionals to discover career profiles.

At the end of the interview, the moderator will shortly present 15 alumni & professionals (including a delegate of Academic Work, a recruitment agency) on the stage; they will then be waiting for you at the lunch tables (12.30-15.00) to answer your queries.

12.25-12.30 Short Teaser – Resources to support professional transitions
The services, training and counseling available at the University of Lausanne

12:30-16:20 Networking Forum
Meet Professionals & Alumni – New setup! (Hall)
This session has been created to interact & expand your network! In addition to the companies & other institutions present with a booth, meet our Guests/Alumni who will be be waiting for you at the lunch tables (up to 15.00). Be bold: ask questions & get inspired!Company Talks: Get in touch with renowned companies
(Auditorium César-Roux)

16:20-17:00 Closing Ceremony
The power of communication : Filmmaking for scientists
Samer Angelone, PhD, Biologist & Filmmaker, Founder and Director of the Global Science Film Festival in SwitzerlandFinal closing speech: Niko Geldner, Professor, PhD, Director of the Doctoral School FBM, Department of Plant Molecular Biology (DBMV)
17:00-17:30 Aperitif & Networking (Hall)


Soft skills such as communication, flexibility, tolerance and patience are crucial in a professional life. I have met many very bright PhD graduates who are academically brilliant but lack a pragmatic approach to professional and commercial situations. Furthermore, I rate the skill of being able to persuade fellow workers very highly, as it underpins good leadership. I specifically mean to persuade with knowledge and a clear argument, as opposed to coerce, which is often misconstrued as persuasion.”
Carina Schey, Experienced Toastmasters/Coach about leadership
Hear her as interviewer during the round table Switching to corporate, non-profit & public organizations: are you ready?