Building an ecosystem for open life science
Who We Are
Open science is the practice of science where data, lab notes, publications, etc. are made publicly available to enable reuse, redistribution, and reproducibility of all parts of the research process. Such practices encourage collaborations and make science more efficient. Open is the way of doing science for the leaders of tomorrow.
As a part of Life Science Zurich, we at OILS help life scientists understand what open science is to them and, most importantly, how to practice open science as part of their research routines via public discussions, workshops, courses, and our annual Open Innovation in Life Sciences conference. Everything we do is motivated by early career life scientists and supported by leaders in open science.
Annual Open Innovation in Life Sciences Conference
Sharing research, career development, and connecting academia, industry, and society.
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Public discussions and lectures
Deep dives into active issues of open science
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Meet the Team
Devmini Moonamale served on the organizational committee for the Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2020 conference and was a previous OILS Associate Director. Ms. Moonamale is a PhD student in Cancer Biology in the Department of Oncology at Children’s University Hospital Zurich.
Harini Lakshminarayanan was the first OILS Marketing Lead and also a part of planning committee for the Open Innovation in Life Science conference in 2021. She is a PhD student at the Institute of Pathology and Molecular Pathology Sciences at the University Hospital Zürich.
Katharina Schubert was the co-chair of the Open Innovation in Life Science 2021 conference planning committee. She is a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics at ETH Zürich.
Theresa Rauschendorfer was an integral part of the first virtual Open Innovation in Life Science conference in 2020. She is currently a PhD student in the Institute of Molecular Health Sciences at ETH Zürich.
Rossana Aprigliano, Ph.D.
Dr. Rossana Aprigliano was the co-chair of the Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2021 conference. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at the University of Zürich.
Clara Quijano Rubio
Clara Quijano Rubio joined the OILS association in 2021 and served on the planning committee of the 2021 conference as well as liason to external innovation partners. She completed her Ph.D. studies in Cancer Biology at the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology, Department of Neurology, University Hospital Zurich
General Assembly of Early Career Researchers
Future Leaders of the Open Science Movement
We work with a collaborative group of up and coming scientists helping them bring their open innovation visions to life by providing mentorship and infrastructure.
OILS welcomes new members all year round.
OILS Advisory Board
Our association is guided by our expert advisory board members who are open science leaders from academia, non-profits, and industry.
Contact us if you are a seasoned professional interested in helping our grassroots initiative!
Silvie Cuperus, Ph.D.
Head of Life Science Zurich
Wen Hwa Lee, Ph.D.
CEO of Action Against Age Macular Degeneration
Dr. Hans Widmer
Associate Director External Science and Partnerships at Novartis
Mark Robinson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Statistical Genomics and Open Science Delegate at the University of Zürich