Board of Directors
Prof. Nicolas Fasel, General Secretary
Nicolas Fasel was full professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and is now honorary Professor since August 1rst 2021. After studying biology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and obtaining a doctoral degree at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC), he took up a post-doctoral position at UCLA. On his return to Switzerland, he studied post-translational modifications of T cell surface antigens. As an independent researcher of the Dr. Max Cloëtta Research Foundation, he switched to infectious diseases and established his own group investigating host-pathogen interactions and the impact of viral co-infections. From 2003 to 2016, he directed the Department of Biochemistry and from August 2015-August 2021 he was Vice-Dean for Research and Innovation of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine. He is the President of the Emma Muschamp Foundation and of the Foundation de Recherche en Biochimie. He is also member of the executive committee of the Société académique Vaudoise and of the council of the Fondation Asile des aveugles. In 1991, he deposited the first patent of the UNIL and created one of the first spin-off company of UNIL. Over the years, he participated in the creation of two other companies and deposited several patents. He furthermore acted on several national and international scientific committees and boards.