Board Alumni

Sandra Bosshard, PhD

Senior Scientist

Lonza

BSNL: 2015-2019

At BSNL, I had the chance to work with highly motivated and talented peers and to become part of an amazing team. I learned how to organize events and network with experienced professionals. Moreover, my time in BSNL helped me to gain self-confidence. Ultimately, my BSNL activities set myself apart from other Life Scientists so that I succeeded to find my dream job right after completing my PhD studies!

Sandra, former President of BSNL & Board member 

Galyna Pidpruzhnykova, PhD

Biopharma Strategy Consultant

Catenion, Berlin, Germany

BSNL: 2015-2017

“BSNL was a true school of life for me, starting from opening career opportunities I would have never considered before and giving a unique chance to shape and improve the association. Some of my key skills developed thanks to BSNL are: supportive leadership, fundraising, project management, negotiation with companies, transparent communication and the art of giving actionable feedback. ‘One can’t be perfect, but a team can be’, and I believe that BSNL is moving the right direction thanks to the wonderful driven members and supporters.”

Galyna, former President of BSNL & Board member 

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 

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

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

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

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

Alumni

Ksenia Tugay, PhD

Director of Professional Development

EasyCare Academy, Switzerland

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

Scientist

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

Lecturer

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

BDO, USA

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

UCSD, USA

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

Chhavi Jain, PhD

Regulatory Affairs & Start-Up Lead, Clinical Research

Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, USA

Kidd Kohl, PhD

Technical Officer on Adolescent Health

World Health Organization, Geneva