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Science Alumni UZH

Invitation to Faces of Industrial Research 2024

FIR 2024 is a unique platform spotlighting scientific projects and career paths of scientists from Swiss companies in the life science sectors. Join us for concise talks, career insights, and engaging discussions with industry experts.

We are thrilled to invite you to ‘Faces of Industrial Research 2024’—a dynamic one-day symposium organized by PhD students from Swiss institutions in collaboration with the BioScience Network Lausanne.


Isidoros Papaioannou – Senior Biostatistician at Novartis

Henri Kornmann – Director of Biologics Development at Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Edouard Baulier – Senior Preclinical Scientist at OM Pharma

Sara Sansaloni Pastor – Postdoctoral Fellow in R&D Quality at Johnson & Johnson

Jean-Baptiste Cavin –  Specialist in Neurogastroenterology at Nestlé Research

Marc Heitz – Scientist at Roche

…and more to be confirmed! Check our website and follow us on LinkedIN for updates.

Key Highlights:

  • Scientific Projects: Explore cutting-edge projects presented by industry experts.
  • Career Journeys: Gain insights into transitioning from academia to industry.
  • Panel Discussions: Pose your burning questions to our distinguished speakers.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry experts and fellow students.
  • Apéro: Conclude the day with an apéro, fostering informal discussions on research in the industry.

Event Details:

Date: February 13th, 2024

Venue: Forum Rolex, EPFL, Lausanne

Registration opens: January 9th, 2024




We hope to see many of you!

Best regards,

FIR2023 organizing team

Christine Janine Wittlin