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The impromptu - Synthetic Biology


November 22 -23 th

Responsable de l'activité

Jan Roelof van der Meer


Dre Yolanda Schaerli, UZH

Prof Jan-Willem Veening, UNIL


 Patrick Yizhi Cai, University of Edinburgh, UK

Morten Norholm, Technical University of Denmark, Horsholm, Denmark

Victor de Lorenzo, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología, Madrid, Spain

Mustafa Khammash, ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland

Louise Horsfall, University of Edinburgh, UK

Francesca Ceroni, Imperial College London, UK

Daisy Ginsberg, London's Royal College of Art, UK (to be confirmed)



On the 1st day (wednesday afternoon) the Impromptu involves 2-3 h discussion, on the PhD's work, with some selected speakers. PhD students have the opportunity to briefly present their topics. These presentations are followed by a round table discussion. The students will discuss the concepts behind their research project, while the speakers will give advice on career planning in science.

On the 2nd day, the external speakers will present their own research in the research are "Synthetic Biology" in a more formal setting.





CUSO Microbiology students: Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity; meal expenses (1meal/day) up to 25CHF/meal.

LODGMENT INFORMATION For your lodgment during the course for the night 22th the costs will be covered by CUSO (up to 90.-CHF per night).

Reimbursement form attached with original tickets has to be sent to: CUSO Microbiologie, Aline Kopf, Institut de Biologie, Rue Emile-Argand 11, CH-2000 Neuchâtel


Email: microbiologie[@]




Deadline for registration 09.11.2017
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