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MPS PhD Retreat: ‘Growing Up In Science’


5-6 June 2023


M. Cristovao De Jesus Vieira Teixeira, University of Neuchâtel
Prof. Joop Vermeer, University of Neuchâtel


Prof. Michael Raissig, University of Bern
Dre. Heike Lindner, University of Bern
Dr. Stan Oome, HZPC, Netherlands
Dr. Ulrich Hammes, TUM, Germany


The road to earning a PhD is often long and requires much effort. It can be challenging to prepare for this academic journey, either if one wants to stay in academia or move to other fields. The advice and guidance of colleagues who choose different pathways in life and their career is extremely valuable. This may help navigating through the PhD and might facilitate to decide which path to take after finishing the PhD trajectory.

For the 2023 CUSO PhD retreat, we propose to bring speakers from the Molecular Plant Science-related fields, to share their choices and experiences they made in their careers. The meeting will take place in a very relaxed and informal environment. Topics such as dealing with expectations, impostor syndrome, luck, rejections, and work-life balance will be included in the speaker`s broader narrative. Additionally, participants are required to prepare posters and give flash talks about their projects.

The event is scheduled for the 5th (half-day) and 6th (full-day) of June in Davos – (Davos Youth Hostel).




Youth Hostel, Davos




The course if free for CUSO MPS students.
Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students: - Train ticket, 2°class, half-fare from your institution to the place of the activity

Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
See HERE for the procedure.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia



Deadline for registration: 4 May 2023

IMPORTANT: for cancellations after the 04.05.23 students will be charged of the full costs of their stay (175 CHF).
In case of cancellation, please inform the CUSO coordinator (plants(at)cuso(dot)ch) ASAP.



Deadline for registration 04.05.2023
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