Elena Maiolo is a medical biologist. She obtained her Master of Science in metabolism from the University of Lausanne in 2010, and her PhD in Life Sciences from the University of Lausanne in 2014. During her studies she was involved and coordinating clinical studies as well as private NGO. In 2010 she was research assistant in Neuroscience in Fribourg before to start in 2011 with her PhD in infectious diseases. She is currently working as scientific advisor, coordinating laboratory projects and managing a research laboratory together with Prof. Andrej Trampuz at the Charité – University Medicine in Berlin, Germany.