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, scientific exchanges to learn new methods.
  3. Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S): courses/workshops for reinforcement of expertise (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 can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Places Registration
K Biology17 University of Bern map

Prof. Andrew Balmford, University of Cambridge (UK)

Prof. Peter Linder, University of Zürich (CH)

Prof. Catherine Peichel, University of Bern (CH)

Prof. Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley (US)

Prof. Tom Wenseleers, University of Leuven (BE)

1485990000 2-3 February 2017 0 / 50 joint
M Molecular Population Genetics - CLOSED University of Geneva

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

1452726000 14-15 & 18-20 January 2016 14 / 10
M Applied statistical regression modelling for biologists using R [CLOSED] University of Neuchâtel map

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

1452726000 14, 19, 21, 28 January and 2 February 2016 16 / 20 joint
K Genes and culture shaping human evolution University of Bern

Prof. Eske Willerslev, University of Copenhagen (DK) & University of Cambridge (UK)

Prof. Évelyne Heyer, Muséum National d’histoire Naturelle, Paris (FR)

Dr. Lounès Chikhi, Université de Toulouse III (FR) & Instituto Gulbenkian Ciência (PT)

Dr. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, University of Copenhagen (DK) & University of Bern (CH)

1453197600 19 January 2016 29 / 30
K WOMEN IN SCIENCE: No excellence without diversity: promoting gender equality in ecology and evolutionary biology University of Lausanne map

Prof. Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin (IE)

Dr. Catherine Graham, Stonay Brook University (US)

Prof. Antoine Guisan, University of Lausanne (CH)

Prof. Heinz Richner, University of Bern (CH)

Prof. Marianne Schmid-Mast, University of Lausanne (CH)

Prof. Tanja Schwander, University of Lausanne (CH)

1455058800 10 February 2016 41 / 40
K Biology16 and PACE University of Lausanne map

Prof. Raphaël Arlettaz, University of Bern (CH)

Prof. Yvonne Buckley, Trinity College Dublin (IE)

Dr. Catherine Graham, Stonay Brook University (US)

Prof. Heinz Richner, University of Bern (CH)

Prof. Tanja Schwander, University of Lausanne (CH)


More info about the plenary speakers on the website of Biology16 (Click HERE)


1455145200 11-12 February 2016 1 joint
M Phylogeny and molecular evolution University of Geneva

Dr. Juan Montoya, University of Geneva (CH)

1455490800 15-19 February 2016 5 / 5
M Data wrangling and plotting with R (tidyr, dplyr, ggplot) University of Bern

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

1457046000 4 March 2016 25 / 24
K Visions for a sustainable agriculture University of Neuchâtel map

Romano DeVivo, Syngenta (CH)
Prof. Yva Hillbur, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (NG)
Dr. Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI (CH)
Prof. Urs Niggli, FibL (CH)
Prof. Johan Six, ETH-Zurich (CH)
Dr. Lucius Tamm, Fibl (CH)

1462744800 9-12 May 2016 8 / 40 joint
S Peer review and writing manuscripts University of Neuchâtel map

Prof. Jeremy N. McNeil, University of Western Ontario (CA)

1463608800 26-27 and 30-31 May 2016 9 / 12 joint
M Joint Spring School «Bioinformatics and Population Genomics» Leukerbad (VS) map

Prof. Bart Deplancke, EPFL (CH)

Prof. Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern (CH)

Dr. Philine Feulner, EAWAG (CH)

Dr. Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen (DK)

Prof. Marc Robinson-Rechavi, University of Lausanne (CH)

Dr. Emilia Huerta Sanchez, University of California, Merced (US)

Dr. Stephan Schiffels, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena (DE)

Dr. Beth Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz (US)

Dr. Yannick Wurm, Queen Mary University London (UK)



Dr. Julien Roux, University of Lausanne (CH)

Dr. Yannick Wurm, Queen Mary University London (UK)

1464472800 29 May - 2 June 2016 0 / 30 joint
M An Introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1465164000 6-9 June 2016 36 / 30
K Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps Arolla map

Prof. Tadeusz Kawecki, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. John Pannell, University of Lausanne (CH)
Prof. William Rice, University of California Santa Barbara (US)
Prof. Dolph Schluter, University of British Columbia (CA)
Prof. Tanja Schwander, University of Lausanne (CH)

1466460000 21-27 June 2016 30 / 30
K The Evolution of Sex Determination La Sage (VS) map

Prof. Leo Beukeboom, University of Groningen (NL)
Dr. Tatiana Giraud, CNRS & Université Paris-Sud XI (FR)
Prof. Mark Kirkpatrick, University of Texas (US)
Prof. John Pannell, University fo Lausanne (CH)
Prof. Manfred Schartl, University of Würzburg (DE)
Dr. Frédéric Veyrunes, Université de Montpellier (FR)

1467151200 29 June - 1 July 2016 28 / 30
K The role of sensory ecology and cognition in social decisions Arolla (VS) map

Prof. Lars Chittka, University of London (UK)
Prof. Rui Oliveira, Universidade de Lisboa (PT)
Prof. Felicity Huntingford, University of Glasgow (UK)
Prof. Tecumseh Fitch, University of Vienna (AT)
Prof. David Stephens, University of Minnesota (Us)

1468879200 19-22 July 2016 16 / 30
M Population Genomics in R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

Dr. Emmanuel Paradis, Université de Montpellier (FR)

Dr. Thibaut Jombart, Imperial College London(UK)

1471816800 22-25 August 2016 27 / 40
M Computer skills for biological research University of Geneva

Dr Mathias Currat, University of Geneva (CH)

Dr Jose Manuel Nunes, University of Geneva (CH)

1472508000 30 August - 2 September 2016 10 / 10
K Villars Symposium 2016 - «NON-coding RNAs: function and evolution» Villars-Sur-Ollon map

Dr. Ana Eulalio, Univerity of Würzburg (DE)

Prof. Caroline Dean, John Innes Center, Norwich (UK)

Dr. Brian Gregory, University of Pennsylvania (US)

Prof. David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge (UK)

Dr. Ramesh S. Pillai, EMBL Grenoble (FR)

Prof. Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago (US)

Dr. Lingling Chen, Shanghai Intsitutes for Biological Sciences (CN)

Dr. John Rinn, Harvard (US)

Prof. Torben Jensen, Aarhus University (DK)

Dr. Igor Ulitsky, Weissmann Institute (IL)

1473674400 12-14 September 2016 1 / 50 joint
K Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning under Global Change: Theory and Experiment University of Fribourg

Prof. Nicolas Loeuille, Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris (FR)

Prof. Michel Loreau, CNRS, Moulis (FR)

Prof. Luc De Meester, University of Leuven (BE)

Dr. Elodie Parain, Yale University (US)

Dr. Arnaud Sentis, Université de Toulouse III (FR)

Dr. David Vasseur, Yale University (US)

1473890400 15-16 September 2016 19 / 40
K Global change effects on Alpine ecosystems: 'upscaling from fine-grained information about species' fundamental ecological requirements to meaningful distribution range predictions Villars-sur-Ollon map

Dr Mattia Brambilla, Lombardy Foundation for the Environment, Milano (IT)

Dr Dan Chamberlain, Università di Torino (IT)

Dr Manuela d'Amen, University of Lausanne (CH)

Prof Miska Luoto, University of Helsinki (FI)

Dr Jean-Nicolas Pradervand, Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach (CH)

Dr Daniel Scherrer, University of Lausanne (CH)

Davide Scridel, University of Pavia (IT)

Prof Nick Zimmerman, WSL, Birmensdorf (CH)

1478732400 10-12 November 2016 15 / 20