Activities in the DPEE are divided in three basic categories:

  1. Scientific knowledge (K): scientific seminar series, workshops for improvement of scientific knowledge, topic groups, national and international congresses.
  2. Methodological improvement (M): workshops and courses on specific methods, scientific exchanges to learn new methods.
  3. Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S): courses/workshops for reinforcement of expertise (scientific writing, scientific presentation, developing a grant proposal,..).

Activities are primarily for PhD students belonging to the DPEE. If there are places available, master students, PhD students, postdocs and academics can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

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Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Nb Places Registration
M Introduction to Bioinformatics - CLOSED University of Neuchâtel

Dr. Thomas Junier, SIB Lausanne, Vital-IT group & Université de Neuchâtel (CH)

1430863200 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 3 June 2015 20 joint
M An Introduction to R - OPEN University of Lausanne map

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1433109600 1-4 June 2015 27 30 registration
K Phylogeography, Macroecology and Biogeography - OPEN University of Neuchâtel

Dr. Maria Aguilar , University of Alberta (CA)
Dr. Nadir Alvarez , University of Lausanne (CH)
Dr. Sylvain Dubey, University of Lausanne (CH)
Dr. Diego Fontaneto, National Research Council, Verbania Pallanza (IT)
Dr. Thierry Heger, University of British Columbia (CA)
Dr. Joaquin Hortal, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid (ES)
Dr. Enrique Lara, University of Neuchâtel (CH)
Prof. David Mann, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (UK)

1433800800 9-11 June 2015 30 joint
Theoretical and empirical evidence of adaptations - OPEN La Fouly (VS) map

Prof. Peter Andolfatto, Princeton University (US)

Prof. Matthew Hahn, Indiana University (US)

Prof. Joachim Hermisson, University of Vienna (AT)

Dr. Felicity Jones, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory of the Max Planck Society, Tübigen (DE)

Prof. Hanna Kokko, University of Zürich (CH)

Prof. Bret Payseur, University of Wisconsin (US)

Prof. Ole Seehausen, University of Bern & EAWAG (CH)

Prof. Olivier Tenaillon, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, Paris (FR)

1434492000 17-20 June 2015 28 35
K Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps - CLOSED Riederalp map

Prof. Judith Mank, University College London (UK)
Prof. Andrew Read, Pennsylvania State University (US)
Prof. Tanja Schwander, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. Tadeusz Kawecki, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. John Pannell, University of Lausanne (CH)

1434664800 19-25 June 2015 29 30
K The costs and benefits of information acquisition and use in social interactions Arolla map

Dr. Sarah Brosnan, Georgia State University (US)

Prof. Thomas Bugnyar, University of Vienna (AT)

Dr. Sasha Dall, University of Exeter (UK)

Dr. Keith Jensen, University of Manchester (UK)

Prof. Alex Kacelnik, University of Oxford (UK)

Prof. Jens Krause, Leibniz Inst. Berlin (DE)

Prof. David Stephens, University of Minnesota (US)

1436133600 6-9 July 2015 30 registration
M Multivariate analysis for exploration and visualisation of biological data University of Bern

Dr Charlotte Soneson, SIB

1438380000 Fall 2015 25
M Computer skills for biological research - OPEN University of Geneva map

Dr Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva (CH)

1441058400 1-4 September 2015 5 registration
K Ecological networks in a spatial context: beyond local analyses of species interactions University of Fribourg

Prof. Jordi Bascompte, University of Zürich (CH)

Dr. Gérard Lacroix, CNRS, Paris (FR)

Prof. Michel Loreau, CNRS, Moulis (FR)

Dr. Carlos Melian, EAWAG (CH)

Dr. Serguei Saavedra, University of Zürich (CH)

Dr. Guy Woodward, Imperial College London (UK)

1441836000 10-11 September 2015 45
S Improving your CV and practical training to meet your future employer’s expectations University of Neuchâtel map

Dr. Pavel Kraus, AHT intermediation GmbH, Pfäffikon

1443477600 29-30 September 2015 16 joint
M Applied statistical regression modelling for biologists using R University of Neuchâtel 1443650400 Fall 2015 20 joint
M Molecular Population Genetics - CLOSED University of Geneva map

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva (CH)

1421017200 12-16 January 2015 8 5
M Training in ade4 in R - Module II: Advanced Methods - CLOSED University of Lausanne map

Dr. Stéphane Dray, Université de Lyon (FR)

Dr. Anne-Béatrice Dufour, Université de Lyon (FR)

1421708400 20-22 January 2015 10 20
M Workshop BEAST: Reconstructing gene trees and species trees using BEAST and *BEAST - CLOSED University of Geneva map

Dr. Stephan Nylinder, Swedish Museum of Natural History (SE)

Angela Cano, PhD student, Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève (CH)

1422831600 2-6 February 2015 11 16 joint
M Phylogeny and molecular evolution - CLOSED University of Geneva map

Dr. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva (CH)

1423436400 9-13 February 2015 6 5
K Genomics Days 2015 - CLOSED University of Lausanne (CH) map

Thursday February 12

Dr Siobhan Brady, University of California (US)
Héloise Müller, Institut Pasteur, Paris (FR)
Dr Thijs Ettema, University of Uppsala (SE)
Prof Jon Slate, University of Sheffield (UK)
Prof Detlef Weigel, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen (DE)
Prof Stephen Wright, University of Toronto (CA)


Friday February 13

Prof Gary Karpen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (US)
Prof Gaëlle Legube, University of Toulouse/CNRS (FR)
Dr Ashby Morrison, Stanford University (US)
Dr Marc Tischkowitz, Cambridge University (UK)
Prof Bas van Stensel, Netherlands Cancer Institute (NL)
Prof Evgeny Zdobnov, University of Geneva (CH)

1423695600 12-13 February 2015 9 50
K Biology 2015 - CLOSED EAWAG, Empa Akademie, Dübendorf map

Prof. Dr. Hanna Kokko, University of Zürich (CH)  

Dr. Ophélie Ronce, Université de Montpellier (FR)

Prof. Dr. Florian Schiestl, University of Zürich (CH)

Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen, University of Bern and EAWAG (CH)

Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren, University of Zürich (CH)

1423695600 12-13 February 2015 27 joint
K Forensic Ecology - CLOSED University of Neuchâtel map

Dr. Jens Amendt, University of Frankfurt (DE)

Dr. Wim Bert, University of Ghent (BE)

Dr. Bertrand Fournier, Université de Montpellier (FR)

Dr. Alejandra Perotti, University of Reading (UK)

Dr. Hanne Steel, University of Ghent (BE)

Prof. Mark Tibbett, Cranfield University (UK)

1424214000 18-19 February 2015 5 35 joint
Networking & job finding methodology University of Neuchâtel

Dr. Pavel Kraus, AHT intermediation GmbH, Pfäffikon

1425337200 3-4 March 2015 9 16
S Blogging and using Twitter for scientific communication - OPEN University of Lausanne

Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, University of Lausanne (CH)

1425596400 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 2015 5 9
K Conservation Day University of Lausanne

Luca Fumagalli, Laboratoire de Biologie de la Conservation (DEE-UNIL)
Nathalie Kummer, La Maison de la Rivière
Yannick Chittaro, Centre Suisse de la Cartographie de la Faune, Neuchâtel
Pascale Aubert, Ville de Lausanne
Jérôme Pellet, Association Suisse des Professionnels de l’Environnement
Alice Cibois, Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève
Gottlieb Dändliker, Direction générale de la nature et du paysage (GE)
Jean-Christophe Vie, IUCN
Philippe Steiner, Pro Natura
Olivier Pagan, Zoo de Bâle
Benoît Stadelmann, WWF Suisse
Jérôme Guelat, Station ornithologique suisse
Ludivine Grandjean, OFEV

1426460400 16 March 2015 8 25 joint
K Theories and Methods in Spatial Community Modelling - CLOSED University of Lausanne, Amphimax, room 414 map

Dr. Stéphane Dray, Université de Lyon 1 (FR)

Dr. Simon Ferrier, CSIRO, Canberra (AU)

Prof. Nicholas Gotelli, University of Vermont (US)

Prof. Olivier Hardy, Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)

Dr. Karel Mokany, CSIRO, Canberra (AU)

Dr. Loïc Pellisier, University of Fribourg (CH)

Prof. Pedro Peres-Neto, UQAM, Montreal, (CA)

Prof. Carsten Rahbek, University of Copenhagen (DK)

Prof. John William Shipley, Université de Sherbrooke (CA)

Dr. Wilfried Thuiller, CNRS, Grenoble (FR)

Dr Niklaus Zimmermann, WLS, Birmensdorf (CH)

1429567200 21-24 April 2015 39 100
K Visions for a sustainable agriculture - CLOSED University of Neuchâtel

Olivier Girardin, Fondation Rurale Interjurassienne (CH)
Prof. Urs Niggli, FibL (CH)
Prof. Guy Poppy, University of Southampton (UK)
Prof. Johan Six, ETH-Zurich (CH)
Dino Sozzi, Syngenta (CH)
Dr Manuele Tamo, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (BJ)
Dr Meine van Noordwijk, World Agroforestry Centre (ID)

1430690400 4 - 7 May 2015 50 joint