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
K SeeDS 2021


Andrea Hacker, University of Bern. CH
Natasha Glover, University of Lausanne, CH
Kimberly Gilbert, University of Bern, CH
Roel van Klink, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Germany
Olga Vvedenskaya, Dragonfly Mental Health, Germany
Wassilis Kassis, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, CH

1614034800 23 February 2021 7 / 40 registration
K The Use of Machine Learning in the Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution


Prof. Magnus Enquist, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden

Prof. Florian Hartig, Group for Theoretical Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Pre-Clinical Medicine, Regensburg University, Germany

Dr Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Analytics and Data Science, School of Life Sciences, University of Essex, UK

Prof. Olof Leimar, Ethology division, Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden

Dr Tim Lucas, Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College, London, UK

More speakers TBA

1615244400 9 & 10 March 2021 0 / 30 joint
M Data Visualization With R University of Lausanne

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

1615417200 11-12 March 2021 0 / 20
M Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians: Good Practices, Misuse and Pitfalls


Dr Romain-Daniel Gosselin, CHUV, Lausanne

1615935600 17 - 19 March 2021 6 / 18 registration
M Metabarcoding Pipeline Building (Mothur & R) University of Fribourg

Prof. Gerhard Thallinger, Technical University of Graz
Ms Rachel Korn, University of Fribourg
Dr Magdalena Steiner, Agroscope, Wädenswil

1619388000 26 - 30 April 2021 0 / 16
K Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2021 University of Neuchâtel

John Pickett, Cardiff University, UK
Segenet Kelemu, icipe Director, Kenya
Ulrich Kuhlmann, CABI, CH
Johan Six, ETH-Zurich, CH
Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, Basel, CH
Manuele Tamò, IIAT, Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Lucius Tamm, FiBL, CH
Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva, CH

1620165600 5-7 May 2021 0 / 40 joint
S Engage, Inform, Inspire University of Fribourg

Dr Samuel Lagier, Sam Speaks Science

Hedwig Ens

1620597600 10 & 17 May 2021 0 / 16
M Remote Animal Tracking Technology University of Bern

Dr Bernhard Voelkl, University of Bern
Dr Elisa Perinot, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
Dr Roxana Triguero-Ocaña, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos, Spain

1621980000 26 - 28 May 2021 0 / 16
M An Introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne

1623016800 7-10 June 2021 0 / 30
S Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction University of Fribourg

Dr Markus Geisler, Lecturer, University of Fribourg

1623362400 11 & 18 June 2021 0 / 20 joint
M Molecular Population Genetics Training course 2021 online

Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, UNIGE

Dr Estella Poloni, UNIGE

Dr Mathias Currat, UNIGE

Dr José Manuel Nunes, UNIGE

1610578800 14-20 January 2021 7 / 6