Prof. Patrick Aebischer

Keynote Speaker
The Footprint of (Technical) Universities in Future Education Systems

Friday, 8th June
10.30 - 11.00

Short CV

Patrick Aebischer was trained as an M.D. (1980) and a Neuroscientist (1983) at the Universities of Geneva and Fribourg in Switzerland. From 1984 to 1992, he worked as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at Brown University in Providence, USA. In fall 1992, he returned to Switzerland as a Professor and Director of the Surgical Research Division and Gene Therapy Center at CHUV, the Lausanne University Medical School Hospital. From March 2000 to December 2016, Patrick Aebischer was the president of EPFL, a world class research University. He is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and a member of the Swiss Academy of Medicine and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. Patrick Aebischer is the founder of three biotechnology companies. He seats on the board of Lonza, Nestlé and Logitech and is the Chairman of the Novartis Venture Fund.