Isaac Tripp graduated with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Davis in 2018 before working for several years in operations management. Making the decision to return to school, he moved to Switzerland in 2020 to begin the BME program at the University of Bern. After recently graduating in September 2022, he will soon begin working as a development engineer at Helbling AG.

Vice president

Prajit Kadavil graduated with the master’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2020. After graduation, he participated in the Life Science Accelerator in Baden-Württemberg to gain insights into startup founding. He currently works as an IT consultant in the life science industry.


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Arina Auchlin graduated with a master degree in aerospace engineering in 2019 in Moscow. Worked in private space company in Russia and in Danfoss, international energy company. In 2020 decided to move to Switzerland and pursue master degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Bern. Currently writing her master thesis in Artorg center.


Tobias Imfeld studied information technologies at the University of Applied Sciences in Lucerne and received his diploma in software engineering in 2006. During the first studies until he started the master studies he worked for the leading telecommunication company in Switzerland. In 2009 he joined the master course of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern and finished his master thesis at the ARTORG center in the ophthalmic department of Prof. Jens Kowal in 2011. Currently he works for the Compugroup Medical AG in Berne as a teamleader and consultant for clinical information systems.

PhD Student Representative

Joel Illi

Alumni Representative

Adel Tekari obtained his Diploma in Microtechnology Engineering in 2007 from the Bern University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. He then went on to complete a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2009 from the University of Bern with special focus on Biomechanics. During his MSc, he worked part time as a Development Engineer at the Ziemer Ophthalmics with emphasis on LASIK refractive eye surgery. In 2014, he obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences specializing in cartilage/bone biology from the University of Bern. He completed 2 years of post-doctoral fellowship in intervertebral disc degeneration/regeneration, where he taught students in the Basics of Molecular Biology at the Medical Faculty of University of Bern. After his post-doctoral fellowship, he moved to Tunisia at the Center of Biotechnology of Sfax and is working since 2017 as Assistant Professor on various aspects of hearing loss.

Master Student Representative

Shunyu Wu

Company Representative

Mark Keller