Florence Pojer

AI 2147 (Bâtiment AI)
Station 19
1015 Lausanne

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Head of a core facility within the Life Sciences School - PTPSP
With main expertise in Integrative protein Structural Biology (e.g. biophysical techniques, X-ray Crystallography, SPR Cryo-EM,..)
And  production/Purification of macromolecules (e.g. antibodies, membrane proteins, growth factors...) expressed in mammalian, insect and bacterial cells

Professional course

Head of Protein Production and Structure Core Facility

School of Life Sciences



Staff scientist

Chair of Microbial Pathogenesis, Prof. Stewart Cole




Structural Biology lab, Prof. Joseph Noel

The Salk Institute (La Jolla, USA)



PhD thesis

Antibiotic research

Tuebingen (Germany)


Pharm D

Pharmacy School

Besancon (France)



Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD


Life Sciences Engineering


PTPSP is regularly hosting kids and classes to discuss scientific topics and propose practical experiments. PTPSP is also participating in EPFL open days.


Concept to early-stage Drug and MedTech products

This course covers the steps in the development and commercialization of drugs, medical devices, food and nutritional products. The aim is to educate and motivate students to explore career paths in the Life Sciences industry and bridge the acute talent gap in Switzerland.

Integrative structural biology for Life sciences

Hands-on course in Biomolecular Integrative Structural Biology by SV experts in the field of X-ray crystallography, cryo-Electron Microscopy, Bio-NMR and protein modeling tools. No previous knowledge in Structural Biology or Bioinformatics is required.

Recombinant protein expression in animal cells for appli-cations in medicine and structural biology

Cultivated animal cells are important hosts for the production of recombinant proteins for biochemical and structural studies and for use as therapeutics. The course will provide an overview of the methods for the production and characterization of recombinant proteins.

Methods: from disease models to therapy

This course will describe methods underlying translational approaches from disease modeling and characterization to therapeutic applications. The presented techniques will be complemented by hands-on rotations in the technological platforms of the School of Life Sciences.

Methods: omics in biomedical research

High-throughput methodologies broadly called Omics allow to characterize the complexity and dynamics of any biological system. This course will provide a general description of different methods related to the Omics field followed by hands-on rotations in participating technological platforms.