European Association for Life Sciences (EALS)

The European Association for Life Sciences is a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 with the goal of nurturing Life Sciences research in Europe and to establish and maintain a world-leading scientific conference in Basel. The general assembly consists of academic researchers, business leaders and policy-makers, as well as the Basel Congress Center and the Event Organizer Congrex Switzerland. The integration of individual participants into an association strengthens commitment and ensures continuity and responsibility.

Management Board Members

  • Mike Hall: President (and EMBO)
  • Susan Gasser: Vice President (and EMBO)
  • Thomas Hafen: Secretary General
  • Dieter Scholer: Treasurer (and Corporate Partners & Sponsoring)
  • Gregor Dernick: Actuary (and Innovation Forums & Community Building)
  • Erik van Nimwegen: [BC]2
  • Roland Bucher: MipTec Industry Exhibition
  • Julia Meyer: Communication



Advisory Board Members

  • Jürg Erismann, Roche
  • Matthias Leuenberger, Novartis
  • Andrea Schenker-Wicki, Universität Basel
  • Christoph Eymann, National Council