About Us

FameLab is a registered trade mark of Cheltenham Festivals and it is internationally organized by the British Council.

In Switzerland, FameLab is organized as a partnership between the following institutions:

  • Members of Life Science Zurich (UZH & ETH Zurich)

    Life Science Zurich is a joint venture initiated by the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich to promote Zurich as an international centre for cutting-edge research, first class education and economic innovation in the field of the life sciences.

    Responsible for the FameLab coordination:
    Susanna Bachmann Life Science Zurich Graduate School, UZH & ETH Zurich
    Isabel Klusman Life Science Zurich Communication & Events, UZH & ETH Zurich
    Helen Stauffer Life Science Zurich, UZH & ETH Zurich


  • Members of the University of Basel

    Marc Creus & Science Slam Club, University of Basel
    Janina Linnik, Computational Systems Biology, ETH Zurich
    Supported by Kommunikation & Marketing, University of Basel (Matthias Geering & Hans Syfrig Fongione)


  • BioScience Network Lausanne in collaboration with the Catalyst

    The BioScience Network Lausanne is a non-profit association comprising PhD students and Post-Doctoral Fellows working in the fields of Biology, Life Sciences and Biotechnology in the Lausanne area. The association is an independent body managed and run by members of the University of Lausanne and the EPFL, with the support of faculties from both the Universities, aiming to support career development of students from Life Sciences.

    Responsible for the FameLab coordination:
    Catalina Barceló, University of Lausanne
    Camille Crézé, University of Lausanne


  • In collaboration with CERN

    Antonella Del Rosso, CERN, Geneva
    Ana Godinho, CERN, Geneva


  • Supported by the British Council

    The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations. We are on the ground on all six continents of the world, with more than 190 offices in 110 countries and territories. We have three key areas of work – English, the Arts, and Education and Society.


  • Financial support

    The cogito foundation and the inet innovation network in the Basel area have supported the Swiss FameLab competition financially.