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
SY RNA metabolism in microbes UNIGE

1*US 3*EU 3*CH

1451602800 à déterminer 25
WS CUSO satellite activity Swiss Virology Meeting 2016 Thun

Toni Cathomen, University Medical Center, Freiburg i. B. Janet MJ Hammond, Roche Pharma Research & Early Development

1454367600 2-3 février 2016 6 15
SY Lausanne Genomics Days 2016 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditoire C

Thursday 18 February

Constance Ciaudo, ETHZ
Michelle Debatisse, Institut Curie
Raoul Hennekam, University of Amsterdam
Stefan Mundlos, MPI, Berlin
Manj Sandhu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Thomas Sexton, Université de Strasbourg

Friday 19 February

John McCutcheon, University of Montana
Elizabeth Ostrowski, University of Houston
Ken Shirasu, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
Nicholas Thomson, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
John Willis, Duke University

1455750000 18-19 February 2016 3 50 registration
WS A precongress taxonomy workshop Saignelégier

Dr. Ralf Meisterfeld, Aachen Dr. Ferry J. Siemensma, Kortenhoef, NL

1456182000 23 février 2016 7 20
WS Using phylogenetic information in community ecology research Genève

Dr. Patrick Venail, UNIGE 2 speakers to be defined, 1 EU, 1 CH

1459461600 Avril-juin 2016 12 registration
SY Symposium Forum Graduate Schools Infection and Immunity Genève

to be determined 4 invited speakers international 4 invited speakers CH

1464732000 Juin 2016 40 registration
WS Symposium in Fungi-Bacteria interaction Lausanne ou Neuchâtel

2 international speakers (one Europe, one overseas) 2 CUSO speakers

1464732000 Juin 2016 15 registration
WS Introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, UNIL

1465164000 6-9 June 2016 40 joint
WS Making the most of my research: Patents, licences and other things I cannot aford to ignore - a hands on workshop for researchers in life sciences Centre Loewenberg, Morat

Heinz Müller, Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Bern Stefan Emler, SmartGene, Zug Daniel Kraus, UNINE Anna Deplazes, UNIZH Raluca Flükiger, UNIGE

1465164000 6-7 juin 2016 1 3 registration
WS CUSO satellite meeting at the SSM/ Swiss Med Lab 2016 Bern

1 US 2 EU 2 CH

1465768800 13 juin 2016 30 registration
CO Field course in Geomicrobiology and Environmental & Microbial Ecology Grisons

Prof. Kurt Hanselmann, UNIZH 2 national speakers

1471298400 Fin août 2016 12 registration
SY Villars Symposium 2016 - NON coding RNAs: function and evolution Villars-sur-Ollon

A définir: 4 Overseas (OS); 4 EU; 2 CH;

1473631200 12-14 septembre 2016 50 registration






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