Scientific collaborators

Pascale Anderle

Pascale Anderle

PhD

Coordinator of Statistics and Translational Medicine Entrepreneurship
Bio

Pascale ANDERLE , PhD, Statistics Online & Translational medicine & Entrepreneurship Master Coordinator
Pascale Anderle graduated in pharmacy from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). After gaining a PhD degree in life science from the ETHZ she then worked for a year at Covance CLS, Geneva in the field of clinical trials. Later, she moved to the USA for a postdoc experience in the lab of Wolfgang Sadee at UCSF San Francisco and OSU, Ohio concentrating on absorption and genomics in the intestine. Afterwards, she joined the groups of Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl and Michel Aguet as postdoc fellow at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), partially in collaboration with the Nestle Research Center (NRC). The focus of her studies were on mucosal intestinal immunity and colon cancer and the use of genomics and in silico analysis. Being granted an EU project she moved to to Istituto Oncologico della Svizzera Italiana (IOSI, Bellinzona) as junior group leader and then upon being invited to join a NCCR project to the University of Bern. During this period she was granted a CAS in applied statistics.
She is now a project coordinator for Statistics Online and the coordinator of the Master of Translational Medicine & Entrepreneurship of the SITEM/INSEL Foundation and the University of Bern. She participates in teaching activities at the University of Lausanne and ETHZ.

e-mail: Pascale.Anderle@HSeT.org
Phone: +41 21 692 58 69
Address: HSeT Foundation
Chemin des Boveresses 155
CH-1066 Epalinges
Switzerland

Aviva Sugar Chmiel

Aviva Sugar Chmiel

MD - Technical-pedagogical Advisor UNIGE

Coordinator online Bachelor Medicine UNIGE/HSeT /Mauritius University
Bio
  • 2011 : Master en Learning and Teaching (MaLTT) technologies à la FAPSE, UniGE
  • 2006-2011:  Edition of elearning modules
  • 1991 : Diplôme de médecin, université de Zurich, 1993 MD, Université de Lausanne

Introduction, implementation and coordination of tools for teaching and learning
Creation of eLearning capsules
Use of video in teaching
Hybrid education: Establishment of hybrid education at program level
Management and in-depth use of Moodle
Setting up and managing an ePortfolio (GPS, Mahara)
Serious play in teaching

Contact
Telephone:
+22 379 53 54
Contact: e-mail: Aviva.SugarChmiel@unige.ch

Li Long

Li Long

Manager of software in biomedical research.

Bio
Li Long graduated in computer science from Jinan University and Pennsylvania State University. She worked on simulation software that’s used in design, analysis, real-time control and operator training on transmission pipelines in oil and gas industry. Later she worked on IT management software that monitors, controls and predicts IT services/operations/automations in large enterprise environments. Afterwards she worked in bioinformatics, supporting large number of biomedical researchers to satisfy their software needs in broad areas of researches. Recently she works independently on diverse projects.

She has worked on all major stages of software development process, from software design, development, quality control to life cycle management, using major hardware/software platforms, many programming languages, development tools, operating environments/resources.

In HSeT, she’s been working on migrating biomedical course contents to more modern Learning Management System (LMS) and Content Management System (CMS).

Sophie Wurth

Sophie Wurth

Scientific collaborator, UDREM UNIGE

Coordinator MAS/CAS BioBanking
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Bio

MSc Bioengineering EPFL, Bachelor in Medical Sciences.
Long-term goal is to promote the leveraging of technologies and engineering-based approaches emerging from synergies between the academic and the clinical world to advance current understanding of the human body in health and disease and thereby improve the quality of life of the afflicted. Addressing those challenges through 1) fostering academic-clinical interactions and collaborations and 2) promoting an interdisciplinary, pedagogic, and clinically relevant education of medical and bioengineering students from early in their curriculum. Now working both at the University of Geneva Unit for Research and Development in Medical Education and at the Biomedical Sciences cursus at the faculty of Medicine allows me to contribute to narrowing this gap and enhancing communication between clinical and biomedical driven disciplines from the bottom up.

Contact
Telephone: +41 22 379 59 35
Contact email: Sophie.Wurth@unige.ch

Walter Reith

Walter Reith

PhD, Em. Prof. Pathology & Immunology UNIGE, Coordinator HSeT/UNIGE

Executive Committee
Bio

The laboratory of Walter Reith has a long-standing interest in molecular and cellular immunology. Major themes of past research have included the genetic control and biological functions of Major Histocompatibility Complex class II (MHCII) mediated antigen presentation in humans and mice in the context of health and disease.

Current topics focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate gene expression in specialized antigen presenting cells (APCs) – including B cells, various dendritic cell (DC) subsets and thymic epithelial cells – and the functions of these APCs in adaptive immune responses, the physiological processes that mediate the establishment and maintenance of immunological self-tolerance, and the pathological mechanisms that underpin the breakdown of immunological self-tolerance during the course of autoimmune diseases.

Contact:
e-mail:      walter.reith@unige.ch
Phone:    +41 79 250 3539
Address:  Faculty of medicine
University of Geneva
1 rue Michel-Servet
CH-1211 Geneva
Switzerland

François Verrey

François Verrey

MD, Em. Prof. Department of Physiology UZH, Coordinator HSeT Nephrology/NCCRkidney

Executive Committee
Bio
François Verrey is Professor Emeritus of Physiology at the University of Zurich. After high school in Zurich and medical school in Lausanne, he acted as ICRC delegate in Israel and resident in Internal Medicine at the CHUV. He then worked as postdoctoral fellow at the University of Lausanne, the ISREC and Columbia University, and started 1991 his own research group at the Institute of Physiology of the University of Zurich. He became Professor in 2001 and was director of the Institute from 2006-2014. He was vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine, member of the research council of the SNSF and founder and director of the National Center of Competence in Research Kidney.CH until 2018. His research centered around epithelial transports in kidney and intestine, mainly regarding aldosterone-regulated sodium transport, and later transport and role of amino acids. Currently he is mainly engaged in the HSeT Foundation and as vice-director of the Swiss Kidney Foundation.

Contact:
e-mail: francois.verrey@uzh.ch

Address: Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

Jean Gruenberg

Jean Gruenberg

PhD, Em. Prof. Biochemistry UNIGE, Coordinator HSeT/Faculty of Sciences

Executive Committee
Bio
Jean Gruenberg’s main interest was to study the morphogenesis of sub-cellular organelles and the mechanisms that control intracellular membrane dynamics. He is also a member of LipidX (Systems Biology of Biomembranes) supported by the Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology.

Contact:
e-mail: Jean.Gruenberg@unige.ch
Phone: +41(0)22 37 93464
Address: UNIGE Faculty of Sciences, Department of Biochemistry

Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl

Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl

MD PhD, CEO and coordinator of Microbiology and Oncology

Executive Committee
Bio
Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl is the Chief Executive Officer of HSeT. He is emeritus Professor at the University of Lausanne, and was affiliated member of the Swiss Institute of Cancer Research (ISREC). He used to work on mucosal immunity and vaccinology. He was a co-founder of EuroVacc, a Foundation active in the development of HIV vaccines, He is a member of EMBO. He was the co- founder of OraVax, Inc, now part of Sanofi Pasteur. He is co-leader of OCTAVE, the Online Collaborative Training of AIDS Vaccine Evaluation. e-mail: Jean-Pierre.Kraehenbuhl@hset.org Phone: +41 21 692 5856 Address: HSeT Foundation c/o Center of Immunity and Infection (CIIL) Chemin des Boveresses 155 CH-1066 Epalinges, Switzerland
Michelle Rossier

Michelle Rossier

MD, coordinator Pharmacology & Toxicology, Nephrology

Executive Committee
Bio
Michelle Rossier received an M.D. from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and completed a MD thesis medical Department of Physiology of the University of Geneva. After a postdoctoral research fellowship, she held an assistant research physiologist position at the Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco. She then returned to the Institute of Pharmacology at the University of Lausanne, where she became a « maître assistant ». From 1977 to 2006 she was Director of the clinical laboratories of Hematology, Clinical Chemistry and Microbiology at the Hospital of Morges, Switzerland. In 2001 she held the same position with Viollier Inc., one of the largest private clinical laboratories in Switzerland. She joined the HSeT core team in February 2006 to become a project coordinator for several HSeT projects.

e-mail: Michelle.Rossier@HSeT.org
Phone: +41 21 692 58 60
Address: HSeT Foundation
Chemin des Boveresses 155
CH-1066 Epalinges
Switzerland

Bernard Rossier

Bernard Rossier

MD, coordinator of Nephrology, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Executive Committee
Bio
Bernard Rossier is MD, emeritus professor, former director of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and former Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne. For more than thirty years, he led a research group working in the field of hypertension and he is the author of more than 200 publications in this field. He is the recipient of numerous international awards in the field of nephrology and hypertension. He is a member of EMBO, Academia Europaea, Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina and the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences. He is an Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Dr. honoris causa from the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris. He is co-founder of HSeT, member of the board and project coordinator in the field of pharmacology, toxicology and nephrology.

e-mail: Bernard.Rossier@Unil.ch
Phone: +41 21 692 58 60
Address: HSeT Foundation
c/o Center of Immunity and Infection (CIIL)
Chemin des Boveresses 155
CH-1066 Epalinges, Switzerland

Advisors

Jozsef Zoltan Kiss

Jozsef Zoltan Kiss

MD. Em. Prof. UNIGE, Neurosciences

Scientific Advisory Board
Bio
Jozsef Zoltan KISS obtained his M.D degree at the Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary in 1979.  He was a research associate at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary from 1979 to1981, a  Research associate at the Department of Anatomy, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA  from 1981 to 1982, a  Visiting associate in the  Laboratory of Cell Biology, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA from 1983 to1984, a Research associate at the  Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary from 1985 to 1986, a Visiting scientist, Rudolf Magnus Institute, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands in 1986.

In 1986, he joined the University of Geneva Medical School, first as a junior faculty member and in 2007 as a full professor, at the Department of Fundamental Neuroscience. He retired in 2018.

He was and still is interested in developmental mechanisms that are critical for neuronal migration and circuit formation in the cerebral cortex as well as the molecular control of neural progenitor migration with the aim to direct these cells to sites of injury to achieve structural repair.

Contact:
e-mail: Jozsef.Kiss@unige.ch
Phone: +41 22 379 52 02
Address: UNIGE  Medial School

Victor Jongeneel

Victor Jongeneel

PhD, Em. Professor UNIL, SIB Foundation Board

Scientific Advisory Board
Bio

Victor Jongeneel, mastered in biochemistry at the University of Lausanne, obtained a doctorate in microbiology and immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.  He developed a considerable interest in the application of computer tools to biological research, and became fully involved in computational biology by becoming one of the founders and the first director of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) in 1998, as well as a life member of its Foundation Board
The University of Lausanne appointed him associate professor at the Integrative Genomics Center in 2002 for his outstanding contributions to the research and development of computational biology on campus, as well as for his teaching. In 2003, he became the first director of the Vital-IT Center, a collaborative company between the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva and EPFL, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Oracle, led by the SIB and supporting bioinformatics projects in large scale. Named a “Full Member” of the LICR in 2006, he is fully involved in bioinformatics research on cancer genomics and develops numerous collaborations with local communities of genomics researchers in Lausanne, Geneva and international groups of the LICR.

Presently he is director of the High Performance Biological Computing of the University of Illinois . He is also an active member of the Pan African Bioinformatics Network for the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Abio-Net) .

Ivana Knezevic

Ivana Knezevic

MD PhD, WHO Geneva, Titular Professor UNIL

Scientific Advisory Board
Bio

Dr Knezevic has 19 years of professional experience in standardization and regulation of biologicals. In 2000, Dr Knezevic joined WHO Biological Standardization Programme and since then her activities have been devoted to the standardization and evaluation of biologicals at the global level. Since 2006, she has been leading standardization of vaccines and some biological therapeutics. Dr Knezevic led development of WHO regulatory guidelines on various aspects of vaccine evaluation as well as the recommendations for production, control and evaluation of selected vaccines, published in WHO Technical Report Series. In the area of biotherapeutics, she coordinated development of the WHO Guidelines on evaluation of similar biotherapeutic products (SBPs) and has initiated a series of workshops to facilitate implementation of guiding principles into regulatory and manufacturers’ practice.
Dr Knezevic is also the author of several publications that made broad audience aware of WHO initiative in the development, establishment and implementation of standards for vaccines and some other biological products.   Dr. Knezevic is Specialist in Medical Microbiology and Parasitology. She received her MD from the University of Novi Sad, her MSc in Medicine (Microbiology) and PhD in Medicine (Virology) from the University of Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Presently she is Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the Lausanne University
Contact:
e-mail: knezevici@who.int
Phone: +41 22 791 3136
Address: WHO, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27

Alia Benkahla

Alia Benkahla

Professor at the Pasteur Institute Tunis

Scientific Advisory Board
Bio
Prof. Benkahla is a professor at the Pasteur Institute of Tunis since January 2005, where she initiated a research group in bioinformatics and biomathematics, which has since become the Laboratory of Bioinformatics, Biomathematics and Biostatistics (BIMS).
Prof. Benkhala is the Head of the Bioinformatics Subunit at BIMS. Her research aims to understand the processes of regulation, interaction, and signaling mechanisms activated in response to diseases and more recently, on clinical informatics.
Amos Bairoch

Amos Bairoch

PhD, Professor of Bioinformatics UNIGE

Scientific Advisory Board
Bio

Amos Bairoch is a Swiss bioinformatician and Professor of Bioinformatics at the Department of Human Protein Sciences of the University of Geneva where he leads the CALIPHO group at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) combining bioinformatics, curation, and experimental efforts to functionally characterize human proteins. Contact: e-mail: Amos.bairoch@unige.ch Phone: +41 22 379 58 60 Address: UNIGE  Medial Schoolamos.bairoch@sib.swiss

Freelance collaborators

Claude MERIC

Claude MERIC

PhD, Administrator / Coordinator of Infravec

Bio
Claude MERIC received a PhD from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He then joined Institut Mérieux (currently Sanofi Pasteur) in Lyon (France), where he worked for 24 years in R&D. From 2013 to 2018, he was a scientific expert at the Swiss Vaccine Research Institute (SVRI) and Service of Immunology and Allergy of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) in Switzerland and worked for the development of the International Master in Vaccinology (IMVACC). He is now contributing to IMVACC as a free-lance consultant. e-mail: claude.meric@imvacc.org
Alain Meystre

Alain Meystre

Animation Designer

Bio
Alain Meystre was trained as a silk screener. He worked in companies as industrial designer. In 2005 he joined the HSeT eLearning team as a Animation Designer in charge of 2D and 3D animations. e-mail: alain.meystre@hset.org Phone: +41 21 692 5774 Address: HSeT Foundation Chemin des Boveresses 155 CH-1066 Epalinges Switzerland
Cedric Mourgeon

Cedric Mourgeon

Computer scientist

Bio
Software engineer with 4 years of experience with a focus on .NET Core and Vue.js.