Faces of Industrial Research (FIR) was successfully organised by the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS)’ student association in collaboration with BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL). The event was held for the first time at the Faculty of Life Sciences at EPFL in February 2019.



This unique symposium aimed to create a platform to connect academic and industrial research conducted in Switzerland. During the event, 13 speakers from companies such as Novartis, Roche, Vifor and Nestlé presented their research topics. Senior scientists additionally shared their career paths, emphasizing how they transitioned from academia to industry, which was a great inspiration for the young participants in the audience and brought interesting discussions.




This symposium took place on the 19th February 2019 with more than 100 participants following the talks, discussing different research topics including metabolic diseases, human cellular models or translational medicine, and networking with senior scientists, postdocs and PhD students from participating companies. 




Here (https://fir2019.com/gallery/) you can find the full gallery of photos!

And don’t miss FIR2020!