Alma Dal Co Foundation



Alma Dalco Foundation ETS

With the aim to preserve the intellectual legacy of Alma Dal Co in Science and Music, Alma Dal Co Foundation was created. The Foundation supports early career scientist who purchase ground breaking research and to develop multidisciplinary approaches to study complex biological systems. Besides rewarding excellent young musicians. Learn more




Alma Dal Co Memorial Lecture at Harvard : "A Circuit Approach To Understand Aging".

Talk given by Uri Alon (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Friday, Mar 29, 2024
11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Pierce Hall, 209 | Remote option

The same week the foundation is supporting 5 ERCs for a week at Harvard from the five universities that collaborates with Alma Dal Co Foundation (ETH, UNIL, Padua, Turin, Max Planck).

The Early Career Award of ISME is now Alma Dal Co Award

The Foundation is so excited about this recognition and soon the yearly winner will be publised. Lern more

In Memoriam — Alma Dal Co

Our dear colleague Alma Dal Co tragically passed away in an under water spearfishing accident on 14 November 2022.

Only 33 years old, she was a stellar scientist and was one of the youngest Assistant Professor ever appointed at the University of Lausanne. She joined our Department of Computational Biology in September 2021 and was heading a dynamic research group. We are devastated and miss her immensely.

Our department is losing an exceptional scientist, an inspiring teacher, a caring mentor, and above all a generous and cheerful colleague.

With degrees in physics and music, and a highly dynamic and collaborative research programme combining cutting-edge aspects of computational biology, microbiology, imaging, microfluidics, and engineering, Alma embodied the ideals of interdisciplinary science, and was a true modern polymath. She loved to connect concepts, ideas, and techniques and people across disciplinary and institutional boundaries.

After only one year in the department, she had already established a productive, competitively funded research programme, and a rapidly growing international reputation.

She was attentive to the needs of her group, which she has led with contagious joy and energy.

Alma further demonstrated her commitment to training the new generation of biologists by proposing multiple courses in the Bachelor and Master program of the FBM.

We will miss her intelligence, charisma, enthusiam and passion for science


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