Welcome: New Member of Board of Trustees

We are pleased to welcome Professor Dr. Dominique Soldati-Favre to our Board of Trustees with immediate effect. She has headed the Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Geneva since 2020, after previously working at the same university from 2011 to 2019 as Vice Dean for Research and Careers. Her current research projects are about decoding the molecular mechanisms that ensure the gliding motility and invasion of the host cell by the Toxoplasma and Plasmodium and parasite metabolism governing chronic infection.

The scientist has won 16 prizes and scholarships over the course of her career and has been supported by an ERC Advanced Grant since 2016. She is also active in the area of youth development and has set up a mentoring programme at the University of Geneva for this purpose. She is also a member of the Swiss-French network for the mentoring of women’s careers and thus champions more women in science.