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 Molecular Cloning University of Neuchâtel, UniMail, Emile-Argand 11, Building D, Room D114

Vincent Bernard, Representative for NEB Molecular cloning products, BioConcept, Allschwil, CH

Sylvestre Marillonnet, Dr., Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) Halle, Germany

Geoffrey Fucile, Dr., Biozentrum, University of Basel, CH

1547420400 14 January 2019 0 / 6 joint
Lausanne Genomics Days 2019 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C map

Confirmed Speakers:
Stefan Ameres, Dr., Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, AUS
Youssef Belkhadir, Dr., Gregor Mendel Institute, Vienna, AUS
Laura Florez, Dr., Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, DE
Elvire Gouze, Dr., Institut de Biologie Valrose, Nice, FR
Malik Harmit, Dr., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, US
Ute Kraemer, Prof., Ruhr-Universität Bochum, DE
Richard Neher, Dr., Biozentrum, UNIBAS, CH
Patrik Nosil, Dr., CNRS Montpellier, FR
Katie Peichel, Prof., Institute of Ecoogy and Evolution, UNIBE, CH
Anita Rauch, Prof., Institute of Medical Genetics, University of Zurich, CH
Anja Spang, Dr., Royal Netherland Institute for Sea Research, NL
Quitterie Venot, Dr., Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Paris, FR


1549494000 7-8 February 2019 0 / 20 joint
Plant Imaging: Advanced Light Microscopy [FULL] University of Geneva, Sciences II, quai Ernest-Ansermet 30, Room A50A

Sylvain Loubéry, Dr., Plant Imaging Unit, UNIGE

1550098800 14-15 February 2019 0 / 5 joint
Biostatistics for Plant Biologists University of Lausanne, Amphipôle Building, Room 340.1

Ludwig A. Hothorn, retired Professor from the University of Hannover, DE

1556488800 29-30 April 2019 9 / 10 registration
Vision for a sustainable agriculture 2019 University of Neuchâtel, UniMail, Emile-Argand 11, Aula Louis-Guillaume (ALG, 2nd floor)

Confirmed speakers:

John Pickett, Prof., Cardiff University
Ulrich Kuhlmann
, Prof., CABI Delemont
Lucius Tamm
, Dr., FiBL
Claudio Screpanti
, Dr., Syngenta Basel
Pilar Junier
, Prof., UNINE
Johan Six, Prof, ETHZ

... Others TBA

1557093600 6-8 May 2019 0 / 5
Advanced Statistics and Programming with R University of Lausanne, Room TBA

Frédéric Schutz, MER., UNIL & SIB

1558303200 20-23 May 2019 0 / 3
An Introduction to R University of Lausanne, Room TBA

Jérome Goudet, Prof., UNIL

1559599200 4-7 June 2019 0 / 6
Chlorophyll fluorescence: in vivo study of plant physiology University of Neuchâtel, UniMail, Emile Argand 11, building D, Room D023 (ground floor)

Giovanni Finazzi, CNRS Research Director, CEA Grenoble, France
Martina Pollastrini, Research Center for Forestry and Wood, CREA Arezzo, Italy
Zuzana Benedikty, PSI (Photon Systems Instruments), Drasov, Czech Republic (to be confirmed)
Emilie Demarsy, Department of Botany and Plant Biology, UNIGE
Paolo Longoni, Laboratoire de Physiologie Végétale, UNINE

1515970800 15-16 January 2018 8 / 16 joint
Lausanne Genomics Days 2018 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C


Sara Buonomo, University of Edinburgh, UK
Hernán A. Burbano
, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, DE
Giacomo Cavalli, Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier, FR
Magnus Nordborg, Gregor Mendel Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, AT
Philippe Pasero, Institute of Human Genetics, Montpellier, FR
Korbinian Schneeberger, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, DE


Siv Andersson, Uppsala University, SE
Nicolas Galtier, University of Montpellier, FR
Romain Koszul, Institut Pasteur, FR
Walter Salzburger, University of Basel, CH
Sarah Schaack, Reed College, Portland, USA
Tim van Opijnen, Boston College, US

1517785200 5-6 February 2018 14 / 200 joint
Plant Imaging: Advanced Light Microscopy University of Geneva, Building “Sciences II/Sciences III”, quai Ernest-Ansermet 30, room TBA map

Dr. Sylvain Loubéry (University of Geneva, Plant Imaging Unit)

1520463600 8-9 March 2018 7 / 9 joint
Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction University of Fribourg, Room 001, PER17, Chemin du Musée 18

Markus Geisler, Dr., University of Fribourg

1520895600 13 & 27 March 2018 5 / 20
Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2018 University of Neuchâtel

Claudio Screpanti, Syngenta, Switzerland
John Pickett, Rothamsted Research, UK
Ulrich Kuhlmann, Plantwise, CABI, Switzerland
Lucius Tamm, FiBL, Switzerland
Segenet Kelemu, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Kenya
Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva, Switzerland

1525212000 2-4 May 2018 6 / 40 joint
An Introduction to R - 2018 University of Lausanne

Jérôme Goudet, Prof., University of Lausanne

1528063200 4-7 June 2018 7 / 6 joint
Bayer Crop Science Visit Bayer Crop Science, Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 38, 9052 Gent, Belgium

Bayer Crop Science collaborators (TBA)

1528408800 8 June 2018 20 / 12
Patenting in Life Sciences Centre Loewenberg, Morat

Heinz Mueller, Prof., Clinical Biochemistry, University of Basel & Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Bern
Stefan Emler, Dr., SmartGene, Zug
Mark Schweizer, Dr., Swiss Federal Patent Court
Herbert Zech, Prof., Life Sciences Law, University of Basel
Anna Deplazes, Dr., Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Zurich
Raluca Flükiger,Dr., Swiss University Technology Transfer, University of Geneva

1528668000 11-12 June 2018 2 / 2 joint
Field Trip Investigation to Lac du Mauvoisin Lac de Mauvoisin, Valais, Cabane de Chanrion

Louis NUSBAUMER, PhD, Lecturer, University of Geneva

1531519200 14-15 July 2018 13 / 15
'Storytelling and Storyboarding' at the Locarno Film Festival Locarno Film Festival, Ticino

Dr. Samer Angelone (Science Film School)

1533160800 2-5 August 2018 1 / 5 joint
Villars Symposium I «Microbiome» Eurotel Victoria Villars, 1884 Villars-sur-Ollon

Dr. Geoffrey House, Los Alamos National Laboratory (microbiome bioinformatic analysis and fungal microbiome), US

Prof. Shinichi Sunagawa, Institute of Microbiology, ETHZ, CH

Dr. Klaus Schläppi, UniBe, CH

Dr. Robb Finn, European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Prof. Gilbert Greub, Institute of Microbiology, CHUV, CH

Dr. Laurent Falquet, Biochemistry, UNIFR, CH

Dr. Vladimir Lazarevic, Genomic Research Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, UNIGE, CH

Prof. Corné Pieterse, Utrecht University, NL


1536530400 10-13 September 2018 6 / 50 joint
Synthetic Biology Symposium University of Lausanne, CIG Auditorium B, Génopode

Farren Isaacs, Yale University, US
Ben Blount (Tom Ellis' lab), Imperial College London, UK
Luis Rubio, University of Madrid, ES
Karen Polizzi, Imperial College London, UK

1538604000 4 October 2018 16 / 80
Advanced Studies in Systematics Geneva, Conservatoire & Jardins Botaniques (CJBG) & Museum of Natural History of Geneva (MHNG)

Alice Cibois, Dr., Museum of Natural History of Geneva (MHNG)
Philippe Clerc, Dr., University of Geneva & Conservatoire & Jardins Botaniques (CJBG)
Jean Mariaux
, Prof., University of Geneva & Museum of Natural History of Geneva (MHNG)
Yamama Naciri
, Dr., University of Geneva & Conservatoire & Jardins Botaniques (CJBG)
Mathieu Perret
, Dr., University of Geneva & Conservatoire & Jardins Botaniques (CJBG)
Michelle Price
, Dr., University of Geneva & Conservatoire & Jardins Botaniques (CJBG)
Fred Stauffer
, Dr., University of Geneva & Conservatoire & Jardins Botaniques (CJBG)
Andreas Schmitz
, Dr., Museum of Natural History of Geneva (MHNG)
Peter Schuchert
, Dr., Museum of Natural History of Geneva (MHNG)

1540767600 29-31 October 2018 2 / 3