PLANT FELLOWS Training Board
The PLANT FELLOWS Training Board is guiding the curiculum development of the training programme, ensuring quality of training and activities, anchoring the joint training certification and accepting the courses work and the personal development plan of the fellows for compliance with the training programme regulations.
Board Members are:
Dr. Melanie Paschke, Zurich- Basel Plant Science Center
Executive Director PSC and a Ph.D. in Ecology with a very strong focus on guiding early stage researchers in developing skills and competencies for career development. As a mentor in PLANT FELLOWS she offers you guidance in developing a skill portfolio dedicated to your further career plans.
Dr. Gerlind Wallon is Deputy Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), responsible for the Young Investigator Programme, Installation Grants and Women in Science, among other areas. She received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University, Waltham, USA. At EMBO she built up the EMBO Young Investigator Programme, the EMBO Lab Management Courses and the EMBO Women in Science activities.
Prof. Elena Conti, is professor in systematic biology and director of the Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich.
She has served as advisor and mentor in activities such as the board on gender equality for the Faculty of Science, University of Zurich or Swiss-German mentoring programme for the advancement of women in science.