Film Streaming and Panel Discussion: The mRNA revolution


Event details

Date 15.04.2024
Hour 17:0020:30
Speaker Fabrice Delaye, Tom Enbar, Jacques Fellay, Fiorella Ghisays, Kathryn Hess Bellwald, Sofya Mikhaleva, Andy Oates, Dan Staner, Mirko Bischofberger
Category Public Science Events
Event Language English
The fascinating story of a medical revolution and the dedication and struggles of the scientists behind.

The film
Although Covid-19 thrust mRNA technology into the spotlight, did you know it was discovered sixty years ago? The documentary tells the fascinating story of a medical revolution and delves into the lives of the scientists behind the mRNA revolution, showcasing their dedication, struggles, and ultimate victory in bringing mRNA technology to the forefront of modern medicine.

The Panel Discussion
Together with the stellar panellists, we dive into the human aspects of science, discussing resilience, career decisions, the importance of basic and translational research, the impact of patents on research and more. 
  • Fabrice Delaye, Heidi news journalist, author, and public speaker
  • Tom Enbar, PhD student in Tang lab & VP of ADSV, EPFL 
  • Jacques Fellay, Professor of Genomics and Precision Medicine, EPFL & CHUV
  • Fiorella Ghisays, Business Developer VPI & SV, EPFL
  • Kathryn Hess Bellwald, AVP for Student Affairs and Outreach & Professor for Topology and Neuroscience, EPFL
  • Sofya Mikhaleva, Postdoc in Persat Lab & Committee Member of the EPDA, EPFL
  • Andy Oates, Dean SV & Professor of Developmental Biology, EPFL
  • Dan Staner, VP General Manager Germany & Switzerland, Head of Middle East Region, Moderna
Moderation by Mirko Bischofberger, Science Studios

  • 17:00 | Opening by Andy Oates and Fabrice Delaye
  • 17:10 – 18:00 | Streaming of Documentary "The mRNA Revolution"
  • 18:00 – 19:00 | Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 19:00 – 20:30 | Cocktail Dinatoire,
    Book Sale, and dedication: "The Medical Revolution of mRNA" by Fabrice Delaye