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PharmaCamp 2024
From Laboratory Findings to Industry Innovations

13-15 September 2024 (provisional dates), 
Location: TBD

Compete with other young professionals and students in a pharmaceutical case challenge. Show your skills to leading pharmaceutical companies in Switzerland and win the award!

Registration will open soon!


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PharmaCamp in Bern bridges top young talent and the pharmaceutical industry. The goal of the event is to provide ambitious students, PhDs, PostDocs and recent graduates with an opportunity to showcase their creative problem-solving and presentation skills in front of the top pharma companies and give them a platform to compete with their peers. On the other hand, the companies will have a perfect opportunity to meet the most prospective young minds and their potential future coworkers/employees. 


The event consists of two parts. First part is open for public, who will have a chance to learn about new trends in pharmaceutical industry by experts from the field of personalised & precision medicine. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the pharmaceutical industry and the intersection of technology and medicine. In the second part of the two-day event, a realistic case-challenge from pharmaceutical industry will be presented and the selected participants (registrations via the Google form in the "Apply now" button) will be divided into balanced groups.


On the second day, selected participants will have the opportunity to enhance their skills with a dedicated workshop on public speaking. This workshop will provide valuable insights, techniques, and tips to enhance participants' presentation skills and public speaking abilities, helping them effectively convey their ideas and engage the audience.


Teams will be given dedicated time to brainstorm innovative solutions and prepare their presentations, culminating in the morning session on the third day. Each team will have the chance to convince an expert panel that their solution is the most impactful and promising. The winning team will not only be awarded a prestigious cash prize of 2,000 CHF (to be divided among team members), but they will also earn eternal glory and fame for their exceptional problem-solving abilities. In addition to the team prize, PharmaCamp will recognize individual excellence. The Best Presenter Award will honor the participant who delivers the most compelling and captivating presentation, receiving a prize of 250 CHF. Furthermore, the Social Media Engagement Award will celebrate the individual who demonstrates outstanding activity and impact on social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, also receiving a prize of 250 CHF.

Industry Visit

Current and former participants of the PharmaCamp can sign-up for an industry visit to Roche. More information will follow soon.

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DAY 1 (September 13)

Schedule TBD

DAY 2 (September 14)

Schedule TBD

DAY 3 (September 15)

Schedule TBD

Organizing Team


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Organizing Team


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Expert panel


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Carlos is President and Head of Events Management of PharmaCamp. Prior to joining Pharmacamp, he was an elected student representative at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel, where he completed his doctoral studies with Nico Thomä. Carlos holds a BSc in chemistry, a MSc in molecular biology and a PhD in biomedicine. In his free time, he is a competitive athlete and enjoys learning about business operations and strategy.

Carlos Pla Prats


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Gabriela is part of a selective dual degree program from the University of Strasbourg, which allows her to do her MSc at the same time of her pharmacy studies. Gabriela holds a MSc in Biomedicine and her master’s thesis was done in Li Tang’s lab at the EPFL. She will become a Doctor in Pharmacy in September of this year. In her free time, she practices fit-training and boxing and learning more about sciences!

Gabriela M. Kirsch

Marketing Manager


Sara is a PhD Candidate at the University of Bern and Inselspital and works in the field of hemostasis and inflammation with a focus on septic disorder. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball, tennis and connecting with people. 

“Where others see limits, I see exceptional opportunities to unleash my innovative spirit.”

Sara Caku

Vice-President & Treasurer

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Asma is completing her master's thesis at the University of Bern on Zebrafish heart regeneration. In addition to having a great interest in therapeutic approaches and translational sciences, I am passionate about swimming and cooking, as well as having an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a love for learning new things.

Asma Laleh

Media designer


Mina Hanna holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Master's in Molecular Biology. With a thriving five-year career in the biopharmaceutical industry across various departments, Mina transitioned to academia in 2021. Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Life Sciences at the University of Lausanne, his research focuses on ion channels pharmacology, with a particular emphasis on developing ion channel-based biosensors.

Mina Hanna

Communications Manager

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Ali is a PhD candidate at EPFL, studying computational and quantitative biology. He applies statistical methods on genomics data to understand the underlying mechanisms of biological systems. Last year, he joined Roche as a summer intern to work on novel drug discovery using machine learning. In his free time, he enjoys dancing, hiking, and watching anime.

Ali Sadaat

Event Manager

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Anastasia Sveshnikova is a recent PhD graduate in computational systems biotechnology. Currently, she is working as a software developer in the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics.

Anastasia Sveshnikova


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Ksenia Kapitanova is a PhD student at UNIGE, exploring the role of S100A4-expressing smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis

Ksenia Kapitanova


Camilla Calastra

Marketing Manager

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