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.
News from the open front
The latest updates from OILS
Meet the Team
Joyce Kao, Ph.D.
Program Director, Co-Founder
Dr. Joyce Kao was the co-chair of the inaugural Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2018 conference planning committee and served on the advisory board to the 2019 committee. She brings years of experience founding programs and organzing causes to drive the vision of OILS forward.
Christina Ambrosi, Ph.D.
Operations Director, Co-Founder
Christina Ambrosi was the co-chair of the 2nd Open Innovation in Life Science 2019 conference planning committee. Dr. Ambrosi has a passion for keeping OILS well-organized and in line with the goal of creating an open science future.
Devmini Moonamale served on the organizational committee for the Open Innovation in Life Sciences 2020 conference. Ms. Moonamale is a PhD student in Cancer Biology
in the Department of Oncology at Children’s University Hospital Zurich.
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.
Project Lead (Innolutions)
Meneka Rupasinghe was the co-chair of the 2020 Open Innovation in Life Sciences. She has a particular interest in cultivating industry-academia relationships. Ms. Rupasinghe is a PhD student in the Department of Molecular Life Sciences at the University of Zurich.
Committee of Early Career Researchers
Future Leaders of the Open Science Movement
We work with a committee of up and coming scientists helping them bring their conference and workshop visions to life. You can join at any time. Sign up today to shape the future of open life sciences!
OILS Advisory Board
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