Proposals for these training modules are examined by the MPS executive board, and selected on the basis of the audience targeted, proposed topic, costs, date of the event, etc. Proposals have to be submitted at least a year in advance to the MPS executive board. Financial requirements have to meet CUSO standards. These activities are open to participants outside of the programme, although MPS doctoral students do have priority.


In parallel, the CUSO also offers "Generic Skills" workshops in management, communication, professional planning, etc...


Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Places
Advanced programming with R University of Lausanne, Amphimax 414

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

1636930800 15-16 November 2021 0 / 20 joint
Electron Microscopy Practical Course [FULL] University of Lausanne, Electron Microscopy Facility, Room TBA

Christel Genoud, Dr., Head of the Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF), University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Jean Daraspe
, Scientific expert, EMF, UNIL
Olivia Muriel Lopez
, Dr., Scientific expert (in-situ CLEM, tomography), EMF & UNIL
Irina Kolotuev
, Senior scientist UNIL, expert (array tomography)
Céline Loussert
, Senior scientist UNIFR, expert (cryo-immuno)
Graham Knott
, Prof., Head of bio-EM facility EPFL, EPFL
Amanda Lewis
, Dr., expert (CLEM for neurodegeneration), EPFL
Romain Guiet
, Dr., imaging specialist, BIOP, EPFL
Alexandre Myasnikov
, Dr., Head of Dubochet Center for Imaging, EPFL
Antonio Mucciolo
Damien De Bellis

1637535600 22 - 26 November 2021 COMPLET/FULL 11 / 12
Plant Imaging: Advanced Light Microscopy 2021 University of Geneva, Building “Sciences III”, room 0059

Sylvain Loubéry, Dr., Plant Imaging Unit, UNIGE

1611788400 28-29 January 2021 8 / 9
Data Visualization With R


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

1615417200 11-12 March 2021 4 / 20 joint
Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2021


Segenet Kelemu, Director General & CEO of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
Manuele Tamò, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Benin
John Pickett, Cardiff University, UK
Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI, Switzerland
Lucius Tamm, FiBL, Switzerland
Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, Switzerland
Johan Six, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland
Salvatore DI FALCO, School of Economics and Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Decio Gazzoni, EMBRAPA, Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil

1620165600 5-7 May 2021 4 / 40 joint
An Introduction to R


Jérôme Goudet, Prof., University of Lausanne

1623016800 7-10 June 2021 2 / 30 joint
Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction


Markus Geisler, Dr., Lecturer, University of Fribourg

1623362400 11 & 18 June 2021 7 / 30
Field Trip Investigation 2021 Gasthaus Heiligkreuz, Saflischtal & Binntal, Valais, CH

Louis Nusbaumer, Dr., University of Geneva

1628287200 7-8 August 2021 12 / 12
Plant Development – a Combined on-Site and Virtual Workshop University of Lausanne, Genopode Building map

Edwige Moyroud, Dr., Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Marja Timmermans
, Prof., ZMBP, University of Tübingen
Enrico Coen
, Prof., John Innes Centre, Norwich

1630620000 3 September 2021 33 / 50
QTL Analysis in Arabidopsis: Theory and Practical Applications University of Bern, IPS, room 207 (theory) and room 73 (practicals)

Thomas E. Juenger, Prof., The University of Texas at Austin, USA

1631484000 14-16 September 2021 9 / 16
Advanced biostatistics in molecular biology and ecology using R


Ludwig A. Hothorn, Prof., University of Hannover, Germany (retired)

1633298400 4-5 October 2021 10 / 15
Patenting in Life Sciences & Chemistry Studienzentrum - Hotel Schloss Grenzensee


1633903200 11-12 October 2021 4 / 8 joint