Welcome to Bastien

Bastien Vallat joint the DBC starting from September 2021.

“Hi, I’m your new IT assistant, I’m going to help Laurian in his tasks to reduce the number of screens thrown out of the window in this building.

I have always had a passion for science and technology and with my bachelor’s degree in Biology from UNIL I started a master’s degree in molecular life sciences while working at the Helpdesk of the UNIL Computer Center to finance my studies. So I have a deep attachment to our beautiful campus.

During my master thesis, I decided to leave the world of fundamental research for something more “applied”. I got interested in urban agronomy by working in the association “Légumes Perchés” managing an experimental greenhouse in aquaponics, project that allowed me to be selected and to win a grant from the “HEC UNIL startup accelerator”. During 6 months I followed entrepreneurship courses and worked on a low-tech water treatment project for crops and fish farms. This project has proven to be successful on a small scale and I hope to continue it in the near future. I also worked as a teacher of chemistry, physics and biology at the pre-university level in a private school.

Today I am happy to join your team and to participate in the life of this building. I am rediscovering the world of the laboratory, from a more technical side this time, while having the opportunity to see the evolution of several projects at the same time and to meet many of you with different backgrounds. (I warn you, I talk a lot) 

Apart from my work at the Genopode and the UNIL Helpdesk, I really enjoy history and crafts. I share a workshop in Vevey with an art restorer in which I have been doing blacksmithing, jewelry and leather work for 3 years now.

Looking forward to meeting you