Activities in the DPEE 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 and softwares (e.g. statistical or phylogenetic course), scientific exchanges to learn new methods.
  3. Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S): courses/workshops for reinforcement of expertise (e.g. scientific writing, scientific presentation, developing a grant proposal).

Activities are primarily for PhD students belonging to the DPEE. If there are places available, master students, PhD students, postdocs and academics from CUSO Universities can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

    Scientific knowledge (K)     Methodological improvement (M)     Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S)

Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Places
M Advanced programming with R University of Lausanne map

Frédéric Schütz, University of Lausanne & Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (CH)

1516615200 22-25 January 2018 20 / 20 registration
K Biology 18 University of Neuchâtel

Prof. Raphaël Arlettaz, University of Bern (CH)

Prof. Anna-Liisa Laine, University of Helsinki (FI)

Prof. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, University of Lausanne (CH)

Prof. Nicolas Perrin, University of Lausanne (CH)

Prof. Klaus Zuberbühler, University of Neuchâtel (CH)

1518688800 15-16 February 2018 0 / 50 joint
S Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction University of Fribourg

Dr. Markus Geisler, University of Fribourg (CH)

1520895600 13 & 27 March 2018 0 / 20 joint
M Landscape Ecology Workshop: Introduction to Pattern, Scale and Landscape Modeling University of Bern

Dr. Samuel Cushman, US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Flagstaff (US)

Dr. Zaneta Kaszta, Wildlife Conservation Research, University of Oxford (UK)

1521414000 19-23 March 2018 14 / 15 registration
K Visions for a Sustainable agriculture University of Neuchâtel map

Romano DeVivo, Syngenta (CH)

Segenet Kelemu, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya

Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI (CH)

John Pickett, Rothamsted Research (UK)

Lucius Tamm, FiBL (CH)

Other speakers will be announced soon

1525212000 2-4 May 2018 0 / 40 joint
M An Introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1528063200 4-7 June 2018 20 / 30 registration
S Making the Most Out of My Research - Patents, Licenses and Other Things I Cannot Afford to Ignore Murten map

Dr. Anna Deplazes, University of Zürich (CH)

Dr. Stefan Emler, SmartGene (CH)

Dr. Raluca Flükiger, University of Geneva (CH)

Prof. Heinz Mueller, University of Basel & Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (CH)

Dr. Mark Schweizer, Swiss Federal Patent Court (CH)

Prof. Herbert Zech, University of Basel (CH)

1528711200 11-12 June 2018 0 / 3 joint
K Comparative Social Evolution Arolla map

Trine Bilde, Aarhus University (DK)

Jacobus Boomsma, University of Copenhagen (DK)

Charlie Cornwallis, Lund University (SE)

Julia Fischer, German Primate Center (DE)

Michael Griesser, Zürich University (CH)

Judith Korb, University of Freiburg (DE)

Dieter Lukas, MPI for Anthropology (DE)

Shinichi Nakagawa, University of new South Wales (AU)

Dustin Rubenstein, Columbia University (US)

Hirokazu Tanaka, University of Bern (CH)

1532383200 24-27 July 2018 0 / 25
M Computer skills for biological research: an introduction to GNU/Linux and bash scripting University of Geneva, Sciences II, Room 4-421 map

Dr. Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva (CH)

1535450400 28-31 August 2018 6 / 10 registration
K Villars Symposium 2018: «Microbiome» Villars-sur-Ollon

To be announced

1536573600 10-15 septembre 2018 0 / 50
K Predicting outcomes of biological interactions: linking ecology and evolution with demography and spread Fribourg

To be announced

1536876000 14-15 September 2018 0 / 40
M Training in ade4 in R - Module II: Advanced Methods Lausanne

Dr. Stéphane Dray, Université de Lyon (FR)

1539554400 15-17 October 2018 0 / 15
M Applied statistical regression modelling for biologists using R Neuchâtel

Dr Diego Kuonen, CStat PStat CSci, Statoo Consulting, Berne

1540940400 October - December 0 / 20
K Ancient DNA: A Time-machine to Study Evolution Leukerbad (VS) & Bern (BE)

To be announced

1543618800 To be announced 0 / 35
M Phylogeny Molecular Evolution Geneva

Dr. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva (CH)

1543618800 To be announced 0 / 5
M Introduction to simulation for experimental design using R To be announced

Dr Etienne Low-Decarie, University of Essex (UK)

1543618800 To be announced 0 / 20
M Approaches to fitting non-linear models To be announced

Dr Etienne Low-Decarie, University of Essex (UK)

1543618800 To be announced 0 / 20
M Data management for ecologists and evolutionary biologists University of Neuchâtel

To be announced

1543618800 To be announced 0 / 20
M Molecular Population Genetics training course University of Geneva map

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Estella Poloni, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr. Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

1515578400 10-12 & 15-16 January 2018 7 / 5