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Students’ Annual Retreat 2023


22-24 October 2023

Lang EN Workshop language is English

PhD students from the program


Ms Cristina Patiño, Callista, Zug
Dr. Felix Alexander Baier, UNIBE
Dr. Jonas Richiardi, CHUV and UNIL
Dr. Marco Meer, UNIBE
Prof. Thierry Pedrazzini, CHUV
Dr. Joanna Jachowicz, IMBA, Vienna Biocenter, Austria
Ms Rita Raemy, UNIFR


The annual retreat (2 days) aims to group and socialize all students from the StarOmics doctoral program as well as with teachers and external experts. It is organized by the students themselves in the framework of a minisymposium. The location will be chosen outside of the participating institutions and 2 to 3 external experts are invited to give plenary lectures with practical times and discussions and also to evaluate students' presentations. Additionally, social activities will help students to meet, exchange and build potential collaborations


More information in due time

The retreat will take place from the 22nd-24th of October. It will be hosted in the Seminar hotel Z Aeschiried ( 

We have divided our program in 4 different categories/themes: Sunday Evening (22nd of October) 

Arrival between 16:00 and 17:00. "From Academia to..." Speakers including Cristina Patino and Dr. Felix Alexander Baier

Monday (23rd of October)

Machine Learning

Dr. Marco Meer "Machine Intelligence x Bioimage Analysis"

Prof. Dr. Jonas Richiardi "Introduction to machine learning and for biomedical research and its societal implications"


Prof. Dr. Thierry Pedrazzini Prof. Dr. Joanna Jachowicz 

Tuesday Morning (24th of October) 
Mental Health Speaker to be confirmed soon- however the topics will be: stress, burn-out, depression



Aeschiried Schulhaus




More information in due time



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

NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.

See HERE for the procedure.

For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO StarOmics coordinator Corinne Dentan


Deadline for registration: September 30, 2023

Participation fees: CHF 100.- (some of this amount may be reimbursed after the event)


IMPORTANT: for cancellations after the 05.10.23 students will be charged of the full costs of their stay (175 CHF).

In case of cancellation, please inform the CUSO coordinator (staromics(at)cuso(dot)ch) ASAP.



Deadline for registration 13.10.2023
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