Equality and Diversity Commission

Mandate of the Commission

  • To identify the obstacles preventing academic advancement of women in the Faculty of Sciences, and propose actions which aim to resolve these problems.
  • To encourage and support projects and initiatives which promote gender equality, and change prevailing attitudes towards the acceptance of such equality.
  • To identify and support potential women candidates in their academic career plan.
  • To relay all the available information concerning promotion of women in academic careers at the Faculty of Sciences and at the University.
  • To ensure the fair representation of women in the makeup of commissions, in particular of permanent commissions at the Faculty of Sciences. .
  • To inventorise financial support specifically supporting career paths for women, identify the cases where such support is lacking, and propose measures to rectify this.

Members of the Commission


Corinne CHARBONNEL, Professor, Astronomy
Mail: Corinne.Charbonnel(at)
Tel. +41 22 379 24 52

Jérôme KASPARIAN, Professor, Physics
Mail: Jerome.Kasparian(at)
Tel. +41 22 379 05 12


Céline BESNARD, MER, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mail: Celine.Besnard(at)

Costanza BONADONNA, Vice-Dean, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mail: Costanza.Bonadonna(at)

Jean-Luc Falcone, CS, Computer Science
Mail: Jean-Luc.Falcone(at)

Virginie HAMEL, CS, Biology
Mail: Virginie.Hamel(at)

Olivier JORDAN, MER, Pharmacy
Mail: Olivier.Jordan(at)

Rossana MARTINI, Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Mail: Rossana.Martini(at)

Clément MAZET, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mail: Clement.Mazet(at)

Patrycja NOWAK-SLIWINSKA, Professor, Pharmacy
Mail: Patrycja.Nowak-Sliwinska(at)

Amalia POBLADOR BAHAMONDE, MER, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mail: Amalia.PobladorBahamonde(at)

Daniel SCHAERER, Professor, Astronomy
Mail: Daniel.Schaerer(at)

Anna SFYRLA, Professor, Physics
Mail: Anna.Sfyrla(at)

Tatiana SMIRNOVA-NAGNIBEDA, Professor, Mathematics
Mail: Tatiana.Smirnova-Nagnibeda(at)

Roman ULM, Professor, Biology
Mail: Roman.Ulm(at)