Activities in StarOmics 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 StarOmics. 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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M DNA methylation and methylome analysis with NGS Fribourg, campus de Pérolles

Philipp Bucher SIB-EPFL,

Christoph Schmid SIB-TPH,

Michael Stadler, SIB-FMI

1423522800 February 10-11, 2015 1 25 registration
K Lausanne Genomics Days 2015 Université de Lausanne, Génopode, Auditoire C

Thursday February 12
Siobhan Brady – University of California, Davis
Srinivasan Chandrasegaran - Johns Hopkins University
Thijs Ettema  - University of Uppsala
Jon Slate - University of Sheffield
Detlef Weigel - Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Tübingen
Stephen Wright - University of Toronto

Friday February 13
Gary Karpen – Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Paul Kellam - Sanger Institute
Gaëlle Legube - University of Toulouse/CNRS
Ashby Morrison – Stanford University
Marc Tischkowitz – Cambridge University
Bas van Stensel – Netherlands Cancer Institute

1423695600 February 12-13, 2015 2 180 registration
K Chromatin Organization: from structure to biological function Crans-Montana map

Dieter W. Heermann (University of Heidelberg)
Nouria Hernandez
(University of Lausanne)
John F. Marko
(Northwestern University)
Leonid Mirny
Mario Nicodemi
(University of Naples)
Ana Pombo
(Imperial College London)
Alexandre Reymond
(University of Lausanne)
Leonie Ringrose
(IMBA Wien)
David Suter
(EPFL, Lausanne)
John van Noort
(Leiden University)

1391295600 2.2.2014 – 8.2.2014 5 10
LS2 Annual Meeting University of Lausanne, Amphimax map

Prof. Ulla Bonas (Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany)
Prof. Andrea Brand (The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Prof. Dan Tawfik (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
Prof. Olaf Blanke (Brain Mind Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Prof. Maria Leptin (EMBO director, EMBL, Germany)

1391468400 4-5.2.2014 1 400 joint
K ALPHY/PhyloSIB 2014: Swiss-French meeting on Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics Geneva (Uni Mail) map

Nicolas Salamin, UNIL
Bastien Boussau, CNRS Lyon, France

1391468400 4-5.2. 2014 1 60 joint
K Lausanne Genomics Days 2014 University of Lausanne, Génopode aud. C


1392246000 13-14.2.2014 19 180
K Analysis of whole-genome sequence data: assessment of polymorphisms of individual and pooled samples, and genome-wide association study University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building C room 001 and Millenium computer room E026 map

Dr. Robert Kofler, Verterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Autriche

Prof. Zoltan Kutalik, Université de Lausanne, CH

Dr. Alexander Platzer, Gregor-Mendel Institut of molecular plant biology, Vienne, Autriche

1392591600 17-20.2.2014 4 4 joint
S Blogging and using Twitter for scientific communication University of Lausanne, Biophore Building map

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

1393887600 4, 11, 18 & 25 March 2014 12 joint
K Genetic Diseases - genome-wide association and exome sequencing studies University of Lausanne, Génopode building map

Zoltan Kutalik, UNIL, Brian Stevenson, SIB, Lausanne, Sylvain Pradervand, UNIL

1396821600 7-10 April 2014 25 25 joint
K-M Next Generation Comparative Phylogenomics Centre Médical Universitaire (CMU), Geneva, Room S3 (Mini symposium: auditory C150) map

Brigitte Boeckmann, SIB-SwissProt Group
Evgeny Zdobnov, SIB et CMU Genève Group
Michel Milinkovitch, UNIGE Group
Marc Robinson-Rechavi, UNIL et SIB

Ioannis Xenarios, SIB, Lausanne
Des Higgins, University College Dublin, Ireland
Eyal Privmann, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Maria Anisimova, ETH, Zurich
Vincent Daubin, CNRS Lyon 1, France
Shinichi Sunagawa, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Margarida Cardoso Moreira, CIG UNIL, Lausanne

1401660000 2-6 June 2014 16 20 joint
M NGS genome & transcriptome assembly and analysis University of Fribourg, Building PER-04 seminar room O.109 and auditorium O.110 (Plant Biology) map

Sylvain Pradervand, GTF, UniL
Laurent Falquet, UniFr
Vidhya Jagannathan, UniBe
Gina Cannarozzi, UniBe
Thierry Sengstag, UniBas

1402869600 June 16-18, 2014 + June 20 minisymposium BEFRI Genomics Day 29 25 joint
K BEFRI Genomics Day University of Fribourg, Pérolles, Biology Dept.


Michel Moser, UniBe
Muriel Gros-Balthazard, UniFr
Torsten Seuberlich, UniBe
Daniel Wüthrich, UniBe
Mariusz Nowacki, UniBe
Gerrit Kuhn, Pacific Biosciences
Didier Reinhard or Patrick Favre, UniFr
Jean-Marc Brunner, SICHH (Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health), UniFr

1403215200 June 20, 2014 15 150
S Making the most out of my research: Patents, licenses and other things I cannot afford to ignore – a hands on workshop for researchers in life sciences Centre Löwenberg, Morat/Murten map

Prof. Patrick Matthias, SCNAT, Bern;
Prof. Dr. H. Müller, Clinical Biochemistry, UNIBAS; Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Bern;
Stefan Emler, SmartGene, Zug;
Dr. Christophe Bonny, Medical Genetics, UNIL;
Prof. Samia Hurst, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, UNIGE;
Dr. Raluca Flükiger, Swiss University Technology Transfer, UNIGE;
Prof. Daniel Kraus, UNINE & Umbricht Etude d’Avocats;
André Roland, André Roland SA, Lausanne

1403517600 23-24.06.2014 3 5
K SKMB Meeting 2014 University of Lausanne, Génopode Aud. C

BÜHLER Marc, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, CH
CARMO-FONSECA Maria, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
CHODER Mordechai, Technion, Haifa, Israel
FRYDMAN Judith, Stanford University, USA
LEVINE Michael, University of California at Berkeley, USA
PRICE David, University of Iowa, USA
WOLIN Sandy, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

1410300000 September 10, 2014 213 200
K Villars Symposium 2014 (Evolution and Genomes) Villars-sur-Ollon map

ABZHANOV Arkhat, Harvard University, USA
BARSH Greg, HudsonAlpha Institute For Biotechnology, USA
COEN Rico, John Innes Center, UK
DOEBLEY John, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
FFRENCH-CONSTANT Richard, University of Exeter, UK
GILAD Yoav, University of Chicago, USA
GRAVES Jennifer, The Australian National University, Australia
MARQUES-BONET Tomas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC, Spain
PEMBERTON Josephine, University of Edinburgh, UK
SCHWANDER Tanja, University of Lausanne, CH

1410732000 September 15-17, 2014 18 40