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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Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Nb Places Registration
K Lausanne Genomics Days 2016 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C map

Thursday 18 February
Constance Ciaudo, ETHZ, CH
Michelle Debatisse, Institut Curie, FR
Raoul Hennekam, University of Amsterdam, NL
Stefan Mundlos, MPI, Berlin, DE
Manj Sandhu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Thomas Sexton, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, FR

Friday 19 February
John McCutcheon, University of Montana, USA
Elizabeth Ostrowski, University of Houston, USA
Ken Shirasu, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP
Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP
Nicholas Thomson, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern, CH

1455750000 18-19 February 2016 20 180 registration
S Career Compass Workshop: Design your career path by identifying and connecting to what matters to you UNIL, Amphipôle 338

Dr. Donatella Canella, Co-active Life and Transition Coaching, Adliswil
Tatjana Gattwinked, Co-active Life and Transition Coaching

1456441200 26 February + 1st April 2016 (both dates make a whole) 14 20 registration
K BEFRI Genomics Day 2016 University of Fribourg

To be announced

1461880800 29 April 2016 1 150 registration
Joint Spring School «Bioinformatics and Population Genomics» Loèche-les-Bains (Leukerbad), VS map

Prof. Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern (CH)
Dr. Ludovic Orlando
, University of Copenhagen (DK)
Dr. Emilia Huerta Sanchez
, University of California, Merced (US)
Dr. Stephan Schiffels
, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena (DE)
Dr. Beth Shapiro
, University of California, Santa Cruz (US)


Dr. Julien Roux, University of Lausanne (CH)
Dr. Yannick Wurm
, Queen Mary University London (UK)

1464472800 May 29 to June 2, 2016 30 registration
M An introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1465164000 6-9 June 2016 30 joint registration
S Making the most out of my research - Patents, licenses and other things I cannot afford to ignore Centre Löwenberg, Morat/Murten map 1465164000 6-7 June 2016 1 3 registration
K Villars Symposium 2016 – «NON-coding RNAs: function and evolution» Villars-sur-Ollon, Eurotel Victoria map

Ana Eulalio, Univerity of Wurzburg - webpage
Caroline Dean, John Innes Center, Norwich - webpage
Brian Gregory, University of Pennsylvania - webpage
David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge - webpage
Ramesh S. Pillai, EMBL Grenoble - webpage
Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago - webpage
Lingling Chen, Shanghai Intsitutes for Biological Sciences - webpage
John Rinn, Harvard, USA - webpage
Torben Jensen, Aarhus University - webpage
Igor Ulitsky, Weissmann Institute - webpage

1473631200 12-14 September 2016 50 joint
K 2016 International Symposium on Chemical Biology Campus Biotech, Geneva map

Prof. Ben Cravatt, Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla
Prof. Adam E. Cohen, Harvard University
Prof. Alanna Schepartz, Yale University
Prof. Ben Davis, University of Oxford
Prof. Christian Eggeling, University of Oxford
Prof. Daniel Müller, ETHZ
Prof. David Liu, Harvard University
Prof. Dirk Trauner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
Prof. Herbert Waldmann, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie, Dortmund
Prof. Jeffrey Glenn, Staford School of Medicine
Prof. Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco
Prof. Mark Bunnage, Pfizer & University of Oxford
Prof. Nathanael Gray, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School
Dr Priscilla Yang, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Ulkrike Eggert, Kings's College London

1452639600 13-15 January 2016 3 300 joint