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Biology 23


Feb 16-17, 2023

Lang EN Workshop language is English

Isabel Blasco-Costa, Natural History Museum of Geneva & University of Geneva
Lionel Cavin, Natural History Museum of Geneva
Camille Christe, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Alice Cibois, Natural History Museum of Geneva
Mathias Currat, University of Geneva
Lionel Di Santo, University of Geneva
Pascale Gerbault, University of Geneva
Yamama Naciri, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva & University of Geneva
Mathieu Perret, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva et University of Geneva
Estella Poloni, University of Geneva
Charles Pouchon, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Michelle Price, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva & University of Geneva
Claudio Quilodran, University of Geneva
Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva


Keynote Speakers:

- Sonya Clegg, University of Oxford
- Elena Conti, University of Zürich
- Tim Coulson, University of Oxford
- Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern
- Catherine Graham, Swiss Federal Research Institute


Biology 23 is the largest conference of organismic biology in Switzerland and aims to provide a platform for exchange between students, researchers and professors across scientific institutions, research groups and topic areas. The two-day conference will include four plenary talks by invited speakers, many oral presentations by early-career scientists and numerous poster sessions. On Thursday evening there is the traditional Darwin Dinner in honor of Darwin's birthday


Programme here:


University of Geneva


Registration Fee & Travel expenses:

PhD students of the DPEE are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class) and registration fees (up to 50 CHF). Travel costs can be claimed on MyCUSO at the end of the activity.
For the registration fees, please send the registration invoice
(provided by the conference organisers) along with the reimbursement form (ask the coordinator for it) before Friday 08.03.2022 to:

Dr. Catherine Suarez
Université de Genève, Sciences II
Département de Génétique et Évolution - Unité d'anthropologie (UANT)
Quai Ernest-Ansermet 30
CH - 1205 Genève

Alternatively, please provide your expense claim to the CUSO DPEE Director (Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas) during the conference.

Note: NO reimbursement of your meal expenses (i.e. Darwin dinner)

Accommodation on site:

Regarding reimbursement of accommodation (if you live more than 1h from the event), please contact the coordinator of the doctoral programme (ecologie-evolution(at) BEFORE the beginning of the conference to plan the budget accordingly. NO reimbursement of accommodation costs without PRIOR AGREEMENT of the coordinator of the doctoral programme.

!!! Deadline to claim your reimbursements: Friday 08.03.2022 !!!

You can request an invoice/proof of payment for your registration fees to: [email protected]


Through the website of Biology23! HERE

Deadline for abstract submission: 08 January 2023
Deadline for registration only: 27 January 2023

CUSO members, please register also on this website for us to plan budget to reimburse your travel and registration expenses.



Deadline for registration 01.02.2023
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