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.
Next OILS conference
VIRTUAL & ONSITE
23-24 Sep, 2021
Public discussions and lectures
Deep dives into active issues of open science
Join the discussion and check out our upcoming events below.
Your generous donation supports the efforts of early career researchers in building a community around open science to foster a better, more collaborative research future.
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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.
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