Company visit to Roche

As part of the feminno training we include company visits,

On Feb 8, 2023 we will visit the Roche campus in Basel and meet female role models to discuss their career paths and learn from them what it takes to make the transition from academia into big pharma.

We thanks Roche for the hospitality and for the financial support in feminno call 7. We look forward to meeting you next week!

feminno call 6 – now open for application

Call 6 of feminno is now open for application. The deadline to apply is July 29, 2022.

To see whether you qualify and to learn how to apply, see information here.

Loooking forward to get lots of application and starting a new round of feminno with dedicated female researchers and their innovative research topics.

This is your chance to become the next femaler founder – don’t be shy and apply!

feminno call 5 – Good bye

feminno call 5 is over!!

A big thank you to the participating 17 women of call 5. Thanks for your contribution, your commitment and your engagement. All the best for the future!

We are thankful to our sponsors who supported this call 5. CSL Behring, DSM, EY and Roche and to the friends of feminno OILS and DeBord.

Interested to be part of call 6 which starts in Sept 2022? Then please sign up here or follow-us on LinkedIn, not to miss out.

feminno call 5 – On the move

Call 5 of feminno has started in Sept 2021 with 17 women from Swiss Universities with a variety of promising start-up ideas. We are half way through the program and learnt about innovation, business canvas, patents, pitching, funding and career engagement. Next on the agenda: Value-based design of a company, negotiation and company visits.

Want to learn more about us? Follow-us on LinkedIn.

We warmly welcome our new feminno coordinator!

Dr. Ute Budliger who was coordinating the feminno program is
taking a new challenge at Syngenta Crop Protection in Stein. We deeply thank Ute for her passion and engagement building up this vibrant career program.

From October 2020, Dr. Daniela Gunz will take over. Daniela Gunz holds a PhD in biochemistry from the ETH in Zurich. She has 15 years of experience in clinical research and drug development in big pharma with an extensive network in the Swiss clinical research environment. She has been working in a start-up in digital health for the last 6 years, with broad knowledge of the Swiss (health) start-up scene. She now works as student counselor and project manager at the Career Services and at the Student Advisory Services of University of Zurich. She co-founded hermelin gmbh in
2016 and consults in clinical research, digital health and organizational development. Additional assignments include board membership at Women in Digital Health Switzerland, advisory board membership of EUPATI Switzerland and co-lead at MyData Zurich hub.

New Publication

Successful Innovation. A Guideline for Female Scientists in the Life Sciences at Swiss Universities. Ute Budliger and Melanie Paschke (eds.). With contributions by: Ute Budliger, Manuela Dahinden, Carl Emerson, Roger Gfroerer, Daniela Gunz, Christiane Löwe, Tanja Neve-Seyfarth, Melanie Paschke, Isabelle Siegrist, Carolin Strobl. Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, 2020.