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 Going Beyond Scripting Using Functional Programming University of Geneva

Dr Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva

1560204000 11-14 June + a day few weeks later (TBC during the activity) 5 / 8 joint
K Negotiation and Trading in Nature Arolla, CH

Joan Strassmann (Washington University in St. Louis) (Confirmed)
David Queller (Washington University in St. Louis)  (Confirmed)
Gabriele Schino (Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies) (Confirmed)
Camilla Hinde (Wageningen University & Research) (Confirmed)
James Savage (University of Cambridge) (Confirmed)
Rufus Johnstone (University of Cambridge) (Confirmed)
Andres Quinones (Universidad de los Andes) (Confirmed)
Nicholas E. Newton-Fisher (University of Kent) (Confirmed)



1563228000 16-19 July, 2019 13 / 25
M Computer skills for biological research: an introduction to GNU/Linux and bash scripting University of Geneva map

Dr. Mathias Currat, University of Geneva
Dr. Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva

1566943200 28 - 30 August & 2 - 3 September 2019 8 / 8 registration
K The Temporal Dynamics of Evolution University of Fribourg

Lutz Becks (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Katerina Guschanski (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Nina Overgaard Therkildsen (Cornell University, USA)
Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Paul Schmidt (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Ole Seehausen (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Daniel Wegmann (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

1567980000 9-10 septembre 2019 15 / 40 registration
S The Art of Engaging an Audience University of Fribourg

Dr Samuel Lagier, Sam Speaks Science

1571954400 25 October 2019 0 / 12
M Advanced Data Management & Manipulation using R University of Fribourg

Dr Jan Wunder, Wunder Consulting Wald, ZH

1574636400 25-26 November 2019 0 / 16
K The Use of Machine Learning in the Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution University of Neuchâtel

Dr Kristin Branson, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Prof. Tamás Vicsek, Eötvos University, Hungary
Prof. Brenden Lake, New York University
Prof. Shimon Edelman, Cornell University, USA
Prof. Rineke Verbrugge, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Dr Philip Wadewitz, University of Göttingen

1574895600 28-29 November 2019 0 / 30
M Molecular Population Genetics Training Course University of Geneva map

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, University of Geneva
Dr. Estella Poloni, University of Geneva
Dr. Mathias Currat, University of Geneva

1547074800 10-11 and 14-16 January 2019 4 / 5
M Phylogeny and Molecular Evolution University of Geneva

Dr. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva (CH)

1547679600 17-18 & 21-23 January 2019 4 / 5
M Analysis and visualisation of movement data in R University of Bern map

Dr Kamran Safi, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Dr Anne Scharf, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany

1548630000 28 January - 1 February 2019 12 / 20
K Biology 19 University of Zurich-Irchel map

Meghan Duffy, University of Michigan
Virpi Lummaa, University of Turku
Walter Salzburger, University of Basel
Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University
Barbara König, University of Zurich

1549494000 7 - 8 February 2019 28 / 70 joint
K ’Careers in Conservation’ day 2019 University of Lausanne Amphithéâtre du Biophore 1015 Lausanne map

Sarah Burgy, Pro Natura Vaud
Diane Maître, Association pour la Sauvegarde du Léman
Pauline de Coulon, Parc du Doubs
Glenn Litsios, OFEV
Pascale Aubert, SPADOM (Ville de Lausanne)
Caroline Sonnay, Professionnelles en Environnement
Prof. Sven Bacher, University of Fribourg
Christophe Sahli, Association de la Grande Cariçaie
Jennifer Kelleher, IUCN
Nicolas Dulex, Bureau d’écologie Drosera
Albertine Roulet, Maison de la Rivière
Yannick Chittaro, Info Fauna (CSCF)

1552298400 11 mars 2019 7 / 70 joint
M Structural Equation Modeling University of Fribourg

Dr James Grace, US Geological Service, Lafayette, Luisiana


1556488800 29 April - 3 May 2019 16 / 16
K Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture University of Neuchâtel map

John Pickett, Cardiff University, UK
Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI, Switzerland
Lucius Tamm, FiBL, Switzerland
Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, Switzerland
Pilar Junier, University of Neuchâtel
Johan Six, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
Manuele Tamò, IIAT, Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Mauricio R. Bellon Corrales, Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Mexico City, Mexico

Other speakers will be announced soon

1557093600 6 - 8 May 2019 10 / 40 joint
M Advanced Statistics and Programming with R University of Lausanne map

Frédéric Schutz, MER., UNIL & SIB

1558303200 20-23 May 2019 11 / 20
M An introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1559599200 4-7 June 2019 13 / 30