Activities in the Doctoral Program in Microbial Sciences are divided into the following main categories:

WS: Workshops
SY: Symposium
TU: Tutorials
SE: Invited seminars
CG: Scientific meetings
CO: Course

Registration  for each activity is mandatory. 

Activities are primarily for PhD students belonging to the CUSO Microbiology program. 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
WS Bacterial "species": Introduction to microbial culture collection and identification Campus Reidbach map

 Dr. Theo Smits, ZHAW, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, IUNR.

Research Group for Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology

Dr. Gottfried Dasen, ZHAW, Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, ICBT.

Research Group for Micro- and Molecular Biology CCOS, Culture Collection of Switzerland AG

Contact: Dr. Gottfried Dasen, - -


1508709600 23-24 October 5 / 14
WS Novel microbes and pathogens Institut de Microbiologie, Lausanne University Hospital, Rue du Bugnon 48

Prof. Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France

Prof. Matthias Fischer, Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Lloyd Vaughan, PathoVet, Effretikon, Switzerland

Dr. Maja Ruetten, PathoVet, Effretikon, Switzerland


1510182000 November 9 6 / 20 registration
WS MALDI-TOF Mass-spectrometry in medical and environmental microbiology Bellinzona

Sophie De Respinis, UniGe/SUPSI

Nicola Storelli, UniGe/SUPSI

Guido Vogel, Mabritec, Basel

Dominik Ziegler, Mabritec, Basel

René Brunisholz, ETHZ

Marco Cantù, Hospitals Canton Ticino

Dr Mauro Tonolla, UniGe/SUPSI


1510700400 15. (afternoon) -17. November 1 / 8 registration
SY The impromptu - Synthetic Biology Lausanne

Morten Nørholm, Technical University of Denmark, Hørsholm, DK

Seraphine Wegner, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, DE

Mustafa Khammash, ETH Zurich, Basel, CH

Orkun Soyer, University of Warwick, UK

Francesca Ceroni, Imperial College London, UK

Louise Horsfall, University of Edinburgh, UK

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

1511305200 November, 22-23 2 / 12 registration
WS Chapitres choisis: Giant viruses physiology UNIGE, CMU 5-6 Auditoire B01 2426a, 1st floor

Hosts : Dominique Garcin et Caroline Tapparel (MIMOL)

Invited speaker: Chantal Abergel, Structural and Genomic Information laboratory, Parc Scientifique de Luminy, Marseille


1485385200 26.01.2017 14h00 4 / 15
SY Lausanne Genomics Days 2017 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C 1486594800 9-10 février 2017 11 / 180 joint
WS Project Management for PhD students in Life Science University of Lausanne, Amphipôle room 340 & Antropôle room 3174

Dre Ulrike Rapp Fitchett

1489100400 Fridays 10, 17 & 31 March 2017 2 / 12 joint
SY Symposium in biotechnologies for the preservation of art and built heritage University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des Sciences, Emile-Argand 11, UniMail, Room B217

Katja Sterflinger, University of Natural Resources and Life Science Vienna, Austria

Anna Rosa Sprocati, ENEA, Italy

1490310000 24 Mars 2017, 08:55 - 17:00 h 7 / 10
Plant-growth promotion and microbes University of Neuchâtel, Unimail Building, Room A017

Prof. Wietse de Boer Netherlands Institute of Ecology

Prof. Laure Weisskopf Department of Biology, University of Fribourg

1493071200 25 Avril 2017 9:00-17:00 10 / 15
SY Forum Graduate Schools Infection and Immunity Auditoire de la Fondation Louis Jeantet, Chemin Rieu 17, 1208 Genève

Benedikt B. Kaufer Institut für Virologie Freie Universität Berlin.

Olivia Keiser Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM).

Adrian Hehl Institut für Parasitologie University of Zurich.

Tobias Spielmann Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine. Hamburg.

Petr Broz Focal Area Infection Biology | Biozentrum, University of Basel.

Laura Faure Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, AI-Marseille University.

Stephan Gruber Département de microbiologie fondamentale. Lausanne.

Stéphanie Hughes CMU Genève

Ed Palmer Department of Biomedicine. Basel.

1494540000 12 mai 2017, 9h00 21 / 40
CO An introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1503957600 29 August - 1 September 2017 3 / 30 joint
WS CUSO satellite meeting at the SSM Basel

Bavesh Kana, Witwatersrand university, South Africa

Adrian Egli, Basel

Hans Peter Kohler, Dübendorf, DE

Emilia Mauriello, Marseille, FR

Annemarie Wensing, Utrecht, NL

Stefan Bertilsson, Uppsala, FI

Tobias Bollenbach, Köln, DE

Stefan Urban, Heidelberg, DE

Korneel Rabaey, Gent, BE

1504044000 30 août 2017 14 / 30
WS Filmmaking for Scientists & Naturalists University and ETH Zurich

 Samer Angelone (Science Film School)

Isabella Sedivy (Swiss Radio and TV, SRF)

Jill Scott (All Production)

Azmi Baumann (Multimedia, Zurich University, UZH)

Henriette Bornkamm (Zurich University, UZH)

Nicole Schnyder (Zoo Zurich)

Halil Kesselring (Basel University)

Martin Wieser (ETH Zurich)

Richard Baxter

Filipe Cristovão R. da Cunha

Gretchen Wagner

Linda Frey


1505685600 18 - 21 September 2017 6 / 5
WS Prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in clinical and environmental populations University of Geneva, Sciences II- III

 Dr. Velusamy Srinivasan, USA (Disease Control and Prevention)

Prof. Xavier Bertrand, CHRU, Besançon (Ecologie de la Santé)

Dr. John Poté, UNIGE (Environmental Biotechnology)

Dr. Xavier Perret, UNIGE (Microbiology)

Prof. S. Harbarth, UNIGE (Infectious Diseases)


1505858400 20-22 September 8 / 12

Activities recommended by the Doctoral Program in Microbial Sciences