Allan Lamonatra, PhD

Research Scientist

AC Immune, Lausanne, Switzerland

BSNL: 2013 – 2017

“I had an immense pleasure and a lot of fun at BSNL ! It allowed me to improve my communication and management abilities and above all to acquire a network I never would have thought possible during my PhD. I have now a clear knowledge of the job market after a PhD and what I want to do. Above all, I met great and motivated people and made new friends”

Allan, former President of BSNL & Board member 

Aurélie Papilloud, PhD

BSNL: – 2017

“It was my great pleasure to be part of BSNL, where I have met passionate and amazing people. I have learned so much, especially in event management and public outreach and I am sure that these new skills will help me in my future career.”

Aurélie, former Event Manager & Board member

Catalina Barceló, PhD

Intern (Pharmacometrics)

Novartis Pharma AG, Basel, Switzerland

BSNL: – 2017

“At BSNL I was part of a motivated group of students that work hard to create networking opportunities. I got to hone transferable skills, such as teamwork and event management, that I am convinced will help me in my future career development”

Catalina, former Event Manager & Board member

Gabriela Ecco, PhD

NGS Scientist

Sophia Genetics, Geneva, Switzerland

BSNL: 2014 – 2016

“BSNL gave me the opportunity to improve several skills that you normally do not practice in academia, such as team work and managing people. Most importantly, BSNL has allowed me to create a broad network, which was one of the things that helped me find my current job.”

Gabriella, former Coordianator & board member

Roman Bulushev, PhD

Strategy Consultant

Simon-Kucher & Partners, Luxembourg

BSNL: – 2016

“BSNL allowed me to make a full list of opportunities available after PhD and understand what I want through communication with people.”

Roman, former Event Manager & board member 

Eduardo Martin Moraud, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Oxford University, England

BSNL: 2012 – 2015

“Working for BSNL helped me connect with people and expand my working perspectives and networking.”

Eduardo, former Web manager & board member

Yan Agalarov, PhD

Pricing, Market Access and Commercial Partnership Manager

Incyte, Switzerland

BSNL: 2011 – 2015

“Time spent at BSNL was a very valuable experience for me. It helped me to learn more about Swiss biopharma scene and opportunities, which exist for graduates.”

Yan, former member

Elena Menietti, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Roche Glycart, Schlieren, Switzerland

BSNL: 2014 – 2015

“Being a BSNL member helped me to understand that it is possible to change your field of expertise early in your career, and this brought me to try and apply for jobs that were not strictly related to molecular biology. Moreover, it helped me gain confidence and taught me that networking is the key of finding your dream job.”

Elena, former Treasurer & board member

Ksenia Tugay, PhD

Director of Professional Development

EasyCare Academy, Switzerland

BSNL: 2014 – 2014


“BSNL gave me my first experience in the event coordination which was most valuable for my future career. Thank you so much and keep up the good job! Excited to see your standards getting higher every year!”

Ksenia, former member

Zoltán Spiró, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

IST, Austria

BSNL: 2011 – 2014

“Thanks to BSNL, I got to know about research happening outside of academia with good timing, so I had the proper knowledge to decide what would suit me best after my PhD. I then stayed in academia.”

Zoltan, former Vice President & BSNL co-founder

Chhavi Jain, PhD

Regulatory Affairs & Start-Up Lead, Clinical Research

Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA

BSNL: 2013 – 2013

“Being a member of team BSNL was a lot of fun and very refreshing outside of the academic responsibilities as PhD student! It gave me an insight into the world of opportunities both in translational and clinical science in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. BSNL allowed me to connect with like-minded and interesting peers, enabled knowledge sharing and teamwork. Overall I had a great experience and also made new friends!”

Chavi, former member

Kidd Kohl, PhD

Technical Officer on Adolescent Health

World Health Organization, Geneva


“The experience with BSNL was first of all a lot of fun for me. But also useful in the way that with the United Nation, the job interviews are competency based and when it comes to teamwork and event management, I often give BSNL experiences as examples.”

Kid, former member

And many more:

Andrea Orioli, PhD

Business Development Manager

CHUV, Lausanne Switzerland

Devika Ashok, PhD

Scientist, PD Biomarker

Arcus Biosciences

Fatima Taki, PhD

Product Manager

Leica Microsystems, Heerburg, Switzerland

Francesco Piraino, PhD


EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Leonor Rib, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Jonathan Sobel, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Juan Camilo Paredes Escobar, PhD

Research Scientist

ICIPE, Kenya

Kristina Woodruff, PhD

Scientist, Upstream Bioprocess Development

Sanofi Genzyme, USA

Premnath Rajakannu, PhD

Field Application Scientist

Thermo Fisher Scientist, Germany

Qiuwen Lai, PhD


Management Development Institute, Singapore

Samira Asgari, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Brighman and Women’s Hospital, USA

Steffen Schuster, PhD

Global Market Access, Oncology

Pfizer, Zürich, Switzerland

Theresia Yiallourou, PhD

Manager, Life Sciences Specialty Services


Vasco Campos

PhD Student

EPFL, Switzerland

Vitaly Chicherov, PhD

Analyst, Commercial Effectiveness Services

QuintilesIMS, Switzerland

Anne-Laure Pittet, PhD

Research Associate

CHUV, Switzerland

Ekaterina Rostova, PhD


Martina Audagnotto, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Pavithra Lyer, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

ETH, Switzerland

Adamandia Kapopoulou, PhD

Bioinformatics Scientist

CHUV, Switzerland

Lidia Lacruz, PhD

Research Assistant, Forensic Genetics

CHUV, Switzerland

Petar Scepanovic

PhD Student

EPFL, Switzerland

Roberto Colotti, PhD

Biomedical Engineer

Anaïs Glatard

PhD Student

CHUV, Switzerland