Committee 2021-2022

Committee members

Co-Presidents: Hammam Antar, Ophélie Gosselin, Bevika Sewgoolam
Secretary:    Lyam Baudry
Treasurer:     Nasim Farahani Zayas
Webmaster:Afonso Bravo
Active member:   Ludivine Brandt
Active member:  Natalia González Gaarslev
Active member:Caroline Schmitt-Koopmann
Active member:Maya Houmel
Active member:Jizhou Li
Active member:Ludivine Brandt
Active member: Elena Montenegro Borbolla
Active member: Andrea Vucicevic
Active member: Liliane Broye
Active member: Roberto Avendaño
Active member: Nicholay Diaz Ardila
Active member: Irina Terekhova

List of representatives

Faculty council: In collaboration with representatives of the Corps Intermédiaire
Doctoral School council: Caroline Schmitt-Koopmann, Maya Houmel
School of Biology council:Natalia González Gaarslev, Nasim Farahani Zayas
Fundamental Sciences Section Committee :Andrea Vucicevic, Hammam Antar
Research Committee:  Maya Houmel
Pro-femmes Commission:  Nasim Farahani Zayas
Appeal Committee : Jizhou Li, Ludivine Brandt
Commission for young academics:Liliane Broye 
UNIL teaching commission: Liliane Broye 
UNIL research commission:Liliane Broye 
UNIL mobility commission:Liliane Broye 
Masters’ Prize Committee:Ludivine Brandt
“Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles” representative:  Caroline Schmitt-Koopmann

Hammam Antar


Hammam is currently a third year PhD student at the department of fundamental microbiology DMF-UNIL. He is interested in studying proteins and factors involved in chromosome organization and maintenance in bacteria.

Ophélie Gosselin


Ophélie is a second year PhD student at the department of fundamental microbiology DMF-UNIL. She is studying proteins involved in chromosome organization and maintenance in the bacterial model Bacillus subtillis.

Bevika Sewgoolam


Bevika is currently a second year PhD candidate at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology at UNIL. Her PhD research focuses on understanding antibiotic resistance in the human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Lyam Baudry


Nasim Farahani Zayas


Nasim is currently a fourth year PhD student at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology DBMV -UNIL. She is studying the root surface of plants. 

Afonso Bravo


Afonso is currently pursuing a PhD position at the Veening Lab (DMF – UNIL). He is a microbiologist working with CRISPRi-Seq on Streptococcus pneumoniae, with a deep passion for Python programing.

Nicholay Diaz Ardila

Active member

Nicholay is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Plant Molecular Biology at UNIL. He is studying the pH effects on CLE peptide perception in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Roberto Avendaño

Active member

Roberto is a PhD in the Schaerli group (DMF, UNIL). He works on synthetic circuits for engineering bacterial living materials.

Liliane Broye

Active member

Liliane is a Post doctoral researcher at CHUV, working on paediatric cancers.

Natalia Gaarslev

Active member

Natalia is a Ph.D. student in the lab of Sebastian Soyk (CIG, UNIL). She works on developmental plant genetics with a focus on natural genetic variation and transcriptome dynamics in the inflorescences of the model crop tomato

Maya Houmel

Active member

PhD candidate, predoctoral researcher at FBM, UNIL.

Andrea Vucicevic

Active member

PhD candidate at Faculty of Biology and Medicine, UNIL

Irina Terekhova

Active member

3d year PhD candidate UNIL/ IHM (CHUV). Working on an interdisciplinary thesis in the intersection of History of Psychiatry and History of Art

Ludivine Brandt

Active member

Caroline Schmitt-Koopmann

Active member

Jizhou Li

Active member

Elena Montenegro Borbolla

Active member