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 Understanding Evolution University of Geneva map

Dr. Kostas Kampourakis, UNIGE

1663884000 Sept 23, Oct 7 & Oct 21 9 / 19
M Spatially Explicit Eco-Evolutionary Simulations University of Geneva map

Dr Mathias Currat, UNIGE
Dr Claudio Quilodran, UNIGE

1666130400 19-20 October 2022 2 / 15 registration
M Advanced Programming With R University of Lausanne, Amphipôle 459

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

1668380400 14-15 Nov 2022 0 / 20 joint
K Identifying the fundamental differences between neonative and introduced species to inform research and management University of Fribourg map

Moritz M. Adam, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Stefano Canessa, University of Bern (Switzerland)
Jane Catford, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Regan Early, University of Exeter (United Kingdom) – TBC
Franz Essl, University of Vienna (Austria)
Sonja Wipf, Swiss National Park (Switzerland)

1668985200 21-22 Nov 2022 2 / 12 registration
M Molecular Population Genetics Training Course


Prof. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, UNIGE
Dr Mathias Currat, UNIGE
Dr Jose Manuel Nunes, UNIGE
Dr Estella Poloni, UNIGE

1642028400 13-19 January 2022 5 / 8
K Biology 22 University of Basel map

Keynote speakers
Assoc. Prof. Allison C. Daley, University of Lausanne, CH
Prof. Erik Svensson, Lund University, SE
Asst. Prof. Bibiana Rojas, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, AT
Dr. Isabel Sanmartín, Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid, ES


Darwin speaker
Assoc. Prof. Tadeusz J. Kawecki, University of Lausanne, CH

1645052400 17-18 February 2022 38 / 50 joint
M Training in ade4: advanced methods


Dr. Stéphane Dray, University of Lyon (F)

1646002800 28 Feb - 2 March 14 / 15
M Data Visualization With R University of Lausanne, Amphipole 204.2 map

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

1647817200 21-22 March 2022 8 / 20 joint
M Data Analysis and Presentation Using GraphPad Prism: An Introduction University of Lausanne, Amphipôle 340.1 map

Dr Romain-Daniel Gosselin, CHUV

1651096800 28-29 April 2022 4 / 20 joint
K Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture University of Neuchâtel
  • Segenet Kelemu, The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
  • Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI, Switzerland
  • John Pickett, University of Cardiff, UK
  • Lucius Tamm, FiBL, Switzerland
  • Decio Luiz Gazzoni, Embrapa, Londrina, Brazil
  • Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Manuele Tamò, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture IIAT, Cotonou, Republic of Benin
  • Ruth Buteme (MAS Alumni)
  • Wilson Nabakwe (MAS Alumni)
  • Shoba Marimuthu (MAS Alumni)
1651615200 4-6 May 2022 1 / 40
M An introduction to R University of Lausanne (May 13) and online (May 19-20) map

Dr. Jan Wunder

1652392800 13 & 19-20 May 2022 6 / 20
K Fribourg Ecology and Evolution Days 2022: Critical transition, early-warning sign, and coexistence theory University of Fribourg map 1655676000 20-21 June 2022 14 / 30
K CUSO Biology Symposium I: 'Advances in Epigenetics and Epigenomics' Caux Palace, Caux (Vaud) map

Prof. Daniel Zilberman, ISTA, Austria

Prof. Troy Day, Queen's University, Canada

Prof. Josep Casadesús, University of Sevilla, Spain

Prof. Frank Johannes, TUM, Germany

Dr. Axel Visel, University of California Merced, USA

Prof. Vincent Colot, CNRS, France

Prof. Albert Jeltsch, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Dr. Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel

1656280800 27-29 June 2022 1 / 40 joint
M CUSO Biology Symposium 2022 II: 'Bioinformatics' (SIB) Caux (VD) map
  • Laurent Falquet
  • Philipp Bucher
  • Mario Iurlaro
  • Guido van Mierlo
1656540000 30 June - 1 July 1 / 30 joint
K The Evolutionary Consequences of Unintended Artificial Selection on Population Fitness Fafleralp (VS) map

Prof. Fanie Pelletier (University of Sherbrooke, Canada)
Prof. Andrea Pilastro (University of Padua, Italy)
Prof. Anna K. Kuparinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Dr. Marty Kardos (Northwest Fisheries Science Center NOAA, USA)
Dr. Philine Feulner (EAWAG-ETHZ, CH)
Prof. J. Andrew DeWoody (Purdue University, USA)

1661119200 22-25 August 2022 17 / 27
K INTECOL2022 Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG), Geneva map

Keynote speakers

  • Peter CHESSON, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
  • Anusuya CHINSAMY-TURAN, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sandra DIAZ, Córdoba National University, Argentina
  • David ELDRIDGE, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Christian KÖRNER, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • Pablo MARQUET, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • EJ MILNER-GULLAND, University of Oxford, UK
  • Kirsten PARRIS,University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Steward PICKETT, National Academy of Sciences
  • Akiko SATAKE, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Marten SCHEFFER,Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • Ole SEEHAUSEN, University of Bern, Switzerland
1661637600 28 Aug - 2 Sept 12 / 13
K Ancient DNA: A Time Machine to Study Evolution Gemmi Pass, Leukerbad map
  • Prof. Eline Lorenzen, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dr Benjamin Peter, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
  • Prof. Joachim Burger, Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany
  • Prof. Daniel Bradley, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Prof. Verena Schünemann, UNIZH, Switzerland
  • Dr. Muriel Gros-Balthazard, IRD, France
1661724000 Aug 29 - Sept 1 22 / 30
M Introduction to Bayesian Inference in Practice University of Fribourg

Prof. Daniele Silvestro, UNIFR

1662328800 5-9 September 2022 10 / 16
M Computer Skills for Biological Research: An Introduction to GNU/Linux and Bash Scripting University of Geneva

Dr Mathias Currat, UNIGE
Dr Jose Manuel Nunes, UNIGE

1662933600 12-16 September 2022 8 / 8
S Scientific Writing Workshop


Dr Kaycie Butler, ButlerSciComm

1664920800 5-6 Oct 2022 COMPLET/FULL 19 / 18