Scientific collaborators

Pascale Anderle

Pascale Anderle

PhD

Senior Scientific Project Manager
Health Science eTraining Foundation

Bio

Pascale ANDERLE , PhD,
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

Aviva Sugar Chmiel, MD, Master en Learning and Teaching (MaLTT) technologies à la FAPSE, UniGE.
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

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

Rafaela da Silva

Rafaela da Silva

PhD

Senior Scientific Project Manager
Health Science eTraining Foundation

Bio

Rafaela da Silva holds a Diploma in Pharmacy from the State University of Londrina (Brazil)
and a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Zürich. She published over 50 scientific
articles in prestigious international journals, in the area of cardiovascular research, in the
field of atherosclerosis, aneurysm, endothelial function and shear stress biomechanics.
Before she joined HSeT, she worked as Senior Scientific Project Manager and Head of the
Master in Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship at sitem-insel School.
She worked at EPFL and Whiuri Cardiovascular Institute (Finland) as a scientist, Visiting
Professor at the Department of Cardiology- Hopitaux Universitaires de Genève, and as an
Associate Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). In January 2023,
Rafaela joined HSeT as Senior Scientific Program Manager, in which she is actively involved
in the Distance Learning Educational Programme in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
(https://iagg-fge.org). Since October 2023, Rafaela also works as an e-learning Consultant
for the distance learning Portuguese courses at the Word Intellectual Property Organization.

Tel.: +41 799344845
Email: Rafaela.dasilva@hset.org

Fabienne Lanau

Fabienne Lanau

PhD

Scientific collaborator, UDREM UNIGE Coordinator MAS/CAS BioBanking UNIGE/HSeT

Bio

Fabienne Lanau, PhD
Fabienne obtained a master in immunology at the Centre d’Immunologie INSER/CNRS Marseille Luminy and the Sciences university of Marseille, France. After a stay in a research laboratory at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in Washington DC, she pursued a PhD in biology at the Sciences university in Basel. Fabienne then worked for more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry around Geneva, in two domains: first in Regulatory Affairs, and later in Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance. Since 2020 Fabienne teaches in the Master of Biomedical Sciences in Geneva, after training in professional coaching and pedagogy.

email: fabienne.lanau@unige.ch

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.

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 Em.Prof.UNIL HSeT founding member

Coordinator of Microbiology and Oncology
Executive Committee

Bio
Jean-Pierre Kraehenbuhl 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.
Phone: +41 21 692 5856
Address:
HSeT Foundation c/o Center of Immunity and Infection (CIIL)
Chemin des Boveresses 155 CH-1066 Epalinges, Switzerland
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.

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

Michelle Rossier

Michelle Rossier

MD HSeT founding member

Coordinator Pharmaco/Toxicology Nephrology
Board member

Bio

Dr Michelle Rossier received an M.D. from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and completed a medical doctorate in the  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

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 SNF 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.

e-mail: francois.verrey@uzh.ch
Address:
Institute of Physiology, University of Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zurich

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.

email: amos.bairoch@sib.swiss
Phone: +41 22 379 58 60
Address: UNIGE  Medial School

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.

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

Jean-Pierre Michel

Jean-Pierre Michel

MD Em. Prof. Unige IAGG e-TRIGGER

Scientific Advisory Board

Bio

Dr. Jean-Pierre Michel, MD, is emeritus professor of medicine and former head of the academic geriatric department (Geneva Hospitals and Medical University) He is also honorary professor of Medicine at Limoges University (F) and Beijing University Hospital (CN) as well as adjunct professor at Mac Gill University (Montreal – Ca).
He co-founded the European Academy for Medicine of Aging (EAMA) in 1992, the Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adult major (ALMA) in 2001, the Middle East Academy of Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA) in 2002, the Asian Academy for Medicine of Ageing (AAMA) in 2011 and the South Est Asia Academy of Geriatrics in 2018. After several years of work as ambassador of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics-World (IAGG-W) for Asia and the Middle East, he is now acting as Director of the IAGG-W Federation of Geriatric Education (2017).
He is the recipient of many awards (City of Vienna life achievement award, China Foreign Friendship Award- giving a talk at the Great People Hall in Beijing on this exceptional occasion, World award for his long life and global achievement in geriatric medicine.
He was the editor-in-chief its peer review journal European Geriatric Medicine, is now Honorary editor-in-chief of the Geriatric journal and associate editor of Aging.
Elected as a full board member of the French National Academy of Medicine in 2012, he is currently acting in its International Committee. He has been appointed as WHO expert of the “Aging and Life course” program since 1992 and was co-author of the 1st Global WHO report devoted on “Ageing and Health” launched in 2015. In 2016, he co-founded the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing EICA, was elected President In 2018, and is now part of the executive board. In 2018, he was welcome as member of the International Federation of Aging scientific committee.
In 2018 he was the 1st editor of the Oxford textbook of Geriatric Medicine (3rd Ed), which got an Award by the British Medical Association. In 2019, he edited two Springer books untitled “Healthy Ageing: midlife prevention of age-related disability” (Doody score **** 95/100) and “Adult vaccines”. As chairperson of the working group established at the EU 28 level by the Science Advice for Policy by European Academies (SAPEA), he was the chairperson of an interdisciplinary review report on “Transforming the future of ageing” (2019). In 2021, He was asked to update as first editor the Oxford textbook of Geriatric Medicine and he set up an International online training in Gerontology and Geriatrics: IAGG e-TRIGGER.

e-mail: jean-pierre.michel@unige.ch
Phone: 00 41 79 77 83 742
Address:
40A route de Malagnou
CH -1208 – Genève

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. Benkahla 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.

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

Bernard Rossier

Bernard Rossier

MD Em.Prof.UNIL HSeT founding member

Scientific Advisory Board

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

Marie-Christine Broillet

Marie-Christine Broillet

Senior Lecturer University of Lausanne

Scientific Advisory Board

Bio

Marie-Christine Broillet received her PhD in 1993 from the University of Lausanne for research on renal K channels performed with Prof. Jean-Daniel Horisberger. In 1998, after a post-doctoral training with Prof. Stuart Firestein at Yale and Columbia University (New York) where she studied olfactory cyclic nucleotide-gated channels, she joined the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the UNIL to create and lead her own research group working on ion channels and membrane receptors in olfactory neurons. She now focuses her scientific interests on the chemical danger signals present in the environment, their sensory detection by the nose, their neuronal pathways of activation and their social communication leading to specific behaviors fundamental for survival. In parallel, she is very involved in teaching to different audiences with different modalities. She is the Head of the Master of Science in Medical Biology (MSc BM) of the UNIL as well as the responsible of the training of laboratory technicians by her chairmanship position at the “Association vaudoise pour les métiers de laboratoire” (AVML).

Li Long

Li Long

Manager of software in biomedical research.

Scientific advisory board

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).

Freelance collaborators

Jose Torralbo

Jose Torralbo

IT consultant Solver Sky SL

Bio

Proficient web and software developer with more than 10 years experience in Microsoft technology.
Specialties: Microsoft .NET, C#, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, WPF, SQL Server.

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 an Animation Designer in charge of 2D and 3D animations.
e-mail: alain.meystre@hset.org