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Title

PhD Students retreat + Wineyard visit

Dates

26-27 octobre 2021

Organizer(s)

Vivien Pichon, PhD student, UNIFR

Danaé Bregnard, PhD student, UNINE

Speakers

Dr. Pauline Fritsch, independant blogger at Academiac.net and workshop trainer; and Academic Coordinator for this CUSO doctoral program in Microbial Sciences, as well as for the University of Neuchâtel Doctoral Program in Organismal Biology.

Prof. Adria Leboeuf, University of Fribourg

Dr. Noam Shani, Head of the Team Culture Collection at the Agroscope.

Dr. Paolo Galli, Product Biologist at Syngenta

 

Description

So you're a microbiologist? Come have a break with us at this year's CUSO Microbiology retreat!

We will spend two days meeting microbiologists from other labs in a beautiful castle-hotel in Morat. We planned plenty of time to meet and cheer, with the main goal of talking about what we have in common in a different way than what we usually do.

You can expect:

  • Scientific blind dating, where you'll meet (almost) randomly PhD students from other labs to get to know what each other is doing in a very limited time.
  • Extending views during your PhD: activities on the importance and application of careful moral management, project management and how to speak properly of your specialty in public.
  • Extending views after your PhD: What happens after a PhD in biology? Round table on the difference between working in the academia, in a government agency and in the private sector.
  • A vineyard visit with a wine tasting session. That's applied microbiology right? For the people who don't drink alcohol: we've got you covered and planned delicious non-alcoholic fermented beverages. That's… well, more applied microbiology!
Program

Preliminary Program:

 

October 26th

 

10h Arrival, welcome coffee-croissants, few words about the organization and the program of the day

 

10h45 Science Speed Dating

 

13h Lunch

 

14h Science Speed Dating part 2 (optional depending on the number of participants)

 

15h Dr. Pauline Fritsch, short workshop on PhD management: mental health & project management.

 

19h Dinner

 

 

October 27th

 

9h Prof. Adria Leboeuf on How to talk about your PhD project in public?

 

10h30 coffee break

 

10h45 Round table on the difference between working in the academia, in a government agency and in the private sector, with Dr. Noam Shani and Dr. Paolo Galli.

 

12h30 Lunch

 

13h45 Departure from the hotel (with your luggage), short hike around the Mont Vully.

 

15h00 Organic vineyard visit and wine tasting at the Cave Guillod.

 

17h End of the retreat

 

Location

Château de Villars-les-Moines (Schloss Münchenwiler), Morat

Information

COVID situation:

The hotel is asking for a COVID certificate.

Please only register if you will have a COVID certificate available on the day the course begins!

 

Cancellation:

Please make sure that you can join this activity before you register.

If you have to cancel less than 2 weeks before the event and if we cannot find a replacement, we will have to ask you to pay a cancellation fee of 200 CHF. To cancel, please write to us at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

 

Rooms:
We have booked single rooms for everyone.

 

Hotel: Château de Villars-les-Moines (Schloss Münchenviler), Morat

 

Expenses

Free for members of the CUSO PhD students. CUSO will pay for the accommodation, travel and the visit of the wineyard.

Reimbursements:
- Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity.

Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO. See HERE for the procedure.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact us at
microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

 

Registration

Registration are closed.

If you have to cancel less than 2 weeks before the event and if we cannot find a replacement, we will have to ask you to pay a cancellation fee of 200 CHF. To cancel, please write to us at microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch

Places

20

Deadline for registration 06.10.2021
Contact

Please contact microbiologie(at)cuso(dot)ch if you have questions.

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