Lena Robra has been heading the academic engagement team at Swissnex in India since September 2021. Prior to this, she led the activities of the Bengaluru Sustainability Forum, an entity formed by Bengaluru’s leading academic institutions that aims to bring the UN SDGs into the local context. She obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Biochemistry from the Leibniz University of Hannover and the Hannover Medical School, respectively. She holds a PhD in Biology from the National Centre of Biological Sciences/Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.