Maya Graf has been a member of the National Council since 2001. In 2013, as the first member of the Green parliamentary fraction, she became President of the National Council. She is also member of the commission for Science, Education and Culture of the National Council as well as member of the parliamentary Control Committee. She has been engaged from 2001-2016 in the Schweizer Allianz Gentechfrei, a Swiss initiative against GMO in agriculture. National Councillor Maya Graf is co-president of Hochstammsuisse, an initiative for the preservation of high-stem trees in the production of fruit and the Fair-Food-Initiative of the Green party. The initiative is striving for an environmentally friendly agriculture offering fair working conditions. Furthermore Maya Graf is member of the foundation council of Pro Specie Rara, a Swiss NGO, founded in 1982 to preserve traditional farm animals and agricultural plants in danger of extinction.
Prof. Dr. Falko Schlottig is Director School of Life Sciences at University of Applied Science and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Chair Standing Committee on Research FHNW and Chair Strategic Initiatives FHNW. Schlottig studied Chemistry at the University of Freiberg and Analytical Chemistry at the University Leipzig. He obtained his PhD at the University of Chemnitz and holds an EMBA of University of St Gallen. He has long standing experience in research and product development and has held different senior management positions in internationally operating, leading medical device companies (Head of Development Biomaterials for Synthes AG; Member of the Management Board and Head of R&D, Clinical Affairs, Product Management and Business Development of Thommen Medical). Schlottig co-founded a biotechnology / medical device start-up, where he currently serves on the board. Further, he serves on board of EVA – the Basel Life Sciences start-up agency, and different advisory boards. He is a member of the Foundation Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation and is a member of the Life Science Commission Chamber of Commerce BS/BL.
After Kathrin Schweizer finished her studies in Biology at the University of Basel, she obtained a postgraduate degree in environmental studies from FHNW in Muttenz. Today she works as a traffic planner for the Canton Basel-Stadt and is mainly involved in projects focusing on pedestrian and bicycle transport. Before, she has been director of the transport federation Pro Velo beider Basel for ten years.
She has been active in the cantonal parliament as a district administrator of the social democratic party since 2007. In 2015 she has been elected into the municipal county of Muttenz and became vice president of it in 2016.