Activities in the Doctoral Programin Microbial Sciences are divided into the following main categories:

WS: Workshops

SY: Symposium

TU: Tutorials

SE: Invited seminars

CG: Scientific meetings

CO: Course

Registration  for each activity is mandatory.

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Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Nb Places Registration
SE Invited seminars: 1) siRNAscreen identifies host factors that mediate actin remodeling during alphavirus infection 2) Filoviruses-Myths, Politics, and Very Few Facts UNIGE, CMU, Auditoire C150

Dr. Sheli Radoshitzky, Principal Investigator , United  States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Frederick, Maryland, USA

Dr. Jens Kuhn, Principal and Virology Lead, Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Maryland, USA



1449010800 December 2, 2015 30 registration
WS Workshop Microbe Hunters Spiez Laboratory

Dr Jens Kuhn, USAMRIID Dr Sheli Rhadoshizky, USAMRIID Dr Christian Griot, UNIBE

1449097200 December 3 & 4, 2015 19 20 registration
SE Invited seminar: Ebola: the Disease and its pathogenesis Geneva, CMU-Auditoire A250

Dr Pierre Rollin, MD, Deputy Branch Chief, CDC, Atlanta

1421881200 January 22, 2015 16 25 joint
SY Lausanne Genomics Days University of Lausanne, Genopode, Auditoire C

Heloïse Müller and other speakers (see program)

1423695600 12-13 février 2015 12 50 joint
WS Innate Immunity against Viruses CMU/UNIGE

Marco Binder, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)Heidelberg and Heidelberg University, Germany

Matthias Schweizer, University of Bern, Switzerland

Martin Schwemmle, University of Freiburg, Germany

Völker Thiel, University of Bern, Switzerland

1424300400 February 19, 2015 17 15
WS Blogging and using Twitter for scientific communication- joint activity with CUSO DPEE and StarOmics UNIL

Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, UNIL

1425596400 6,13,20 & 27 March,2015 1 3
SY Symposium Forum Graduate Schools Infection and Immunity Fondation Louis Jeantet, Chemin Rieu 17, 1208 Genève

Prof. Paul Kaye, York, United Kingdom

Prof. Till Voss, Basel Switzerland

Prof. Melanie Blokesch, Lausanne Switzerland

Prof. Mirco Schmolke, Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Günthard Huldrych, Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Christian Münz, Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Nicola Harris, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Denis Duboule, Geneva, Switzerland

1434060000 Friday June 12,2014 14 75
WS MALDI-TOF Mass-spectrometry in medical and environmental microbiology Laboratory of applied microbiology, Bellizona

Dr. Guido Vogel, MSc Valentin Pflüger Mabritec Bâle Dr Sophie De Respinis, Université de Genève Dr. Xavier Perret Dominik Ziegler Dr. Mauro Tonolla, BIVEG UNIGE

1440540000 26 au 28 août 9 8
WS Symposium in RNAseq data gathering and analysis University of Neuchâtel

Dr Patrick Chain, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Dr Paolo Angelino, Bioinformatic Core FAcility, UNIL, Switzerland

1446418800 November 2 and 3, 2015 12 12
WS Evolving microbial communities UNIL Sorge, Biophore, room 2917.2

Sara Mitri, Prof, DMF, UNIL Nico Boon, Professor, Ghent University, Belgium Karoline Faust, Dr, Department of Microbiology and Immunology , KU, Leuven, Belgium Tal Dagan, Prof. , University of Kiel, Germany Wenying Shou, Dr, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA Gregory Velicer, Professor, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, William Harcombe, University of Minnesota, USA Diane Lawrence, Dr., Edinburgh University, UK

1446678000 November 5, 2015 12 20
WS Challenges in Medical Microbiology Institute of Microbiology (IMUL)/CHUV Room 502

Prof. Jacques Schrenzel Geneva University Hospital Prof. Gilbert Greub, Lausanne University Hospital Prof. Patrice Nordmann, University of Fribourg Prof. Muriel Cuendet, University of Geneva 

1447282800 Novembre 12, 2015 16 20






Microbial diversity

Microbial Diversity - 6b/MS/Série 1

Diversité microbienne

Responsible Faculty: Doctoral school (FBM-DOCT)

Teacher(s): Jan Roelof Van Der Meer, Christoph Keel




Microbial strategies for host invasion and survival

Microbial strategies for host invasion and survival - 21a/MS/Série 2

Stratégies des microbes pour l'invasion et la propagation chez leurs hôtes

Responsible Faculty: Doctoral school (FBM-DOCT)

Teacher(s): Dominique Sanglard




Medical virology

Medical virology - 34a/MS/Série 3

Virologie médicale

Responsible Faculty: Doctoral school (FBM-DOCT)

Teacher(s): Darius Moradpour, Stefan Kunz




Activities recommended by the Doctoral Program in Microbial Sciences




Life Sciences Career Day


Lausanne, UNIL, Sorge


organized by the Doctoral School of the University of Lausanne


More information


Registration: will open March 9, 2015




Eighth International Virus Assembly Symposium

Eight International Virus Assembly Symposium

17-21 May 2015







Patenting Course

The provisional date for the the next edition of the CUSO course

Making the most out of my research: patents, licenses and other things I cannot afford to ignore

is set on Monday-Tuesday June 6-7, 2016

at the Centre Loewenberg in Murten/Morat