Meet Our New Crew!

In the past few months, we had to bid a farewell to several amazing members whose promising careers took them elsewhere. We would love to thank them for their contribution and wish them the absolute best for their future.

Fortunately, it did not take us long to fill the vacancies. So let us welcome and introduce the newest members of our team…

Adamandia Kapopoulou

Mado is a senior bioinformatician, thrilled to join the BSNL crew. After 10 years of work experience at EBI Cambridge UK and EPFL, Mado enrolled into the PhD programme in population genetics and became a representative of her doctoral school (EDBB). She has joined the BSNL communication team, with the main focus on web development and design.Mado“I was really impressed by the professionalism and organisation of BSNL and I’m eager to be part of such enthusiastic team!”

Donovan Duc

After finishing his studies at UNIL, Donovan is doing his PhD in neuroimmunology at CHUV. He is excited to organize stimulating events, and eager to meet new people and expand his network. When he is not busy with event management, you can probably find him doing sports with his friends, or playing with his camera.


“I think the university struggles to inform students about their future possibilities and have difficulty to improve bridges between academia and companies. Therefore, your association is definitely​ important to maintain this trend of interactions outside academia, to offer interesting events to discover career in life science and to give the possibility of networking with people from various fields.” 

Lidia Lacruz

Lidia is pumped to bring a bit of Spanish joy to our team. She is doing her PhD in forensic genetics, registered at the FBM and working at the CHUV near Epalinges. Lidia is determined to add the field of forensic sciences to our next Life Science Career Day, and co-organize several other events.

Lidia“I attended LSCD in May and I was impressed by the organization…. I’m only in my first year of PhD, but I’m already attracted by the non-academic career path. For this reason, I believe that being a BSNL member could help me improve my communication, management and networking skills.” 

Roberto Colotti

Roberto is a PhD student with a vision of his future in life science industry or consulting. With the mindset to include case interview preparation among BSNL activities, Roberto would like to organize a workshop on the basics of business, as well as a back-to-back meeting platform. On top of that, he plans to create a data repository of useful resources, tools and materials.

I only have one year remaining before I complete my PhD, but I nonetheless hope to fit your needs…Thinking out of the box, I believe that in your association there would be room to organize something about case interview preparation…This is particularly relevant to me personally, as consulting is probably one of the thing that I would like to do after my PhD.”

Welcome again and all the best for your BSNL’s adventure!

By Jana Majerska