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
Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction [FULL]


Markus Geisler, Dr., Lecturer, University of Fribourg

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

Louis Nusbaumer, Dr., University of Geneva

1628287200 7-8 August 2021 12 / 12
Advanced programming with R University of Lausanne, Room TBA

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

1630447200 TBA (2 days) 0 / 20
Plant Development – a Combined on-Site and Virtual Workshop University of Lausanne, Genopode Building (detailed Rooms on the Program) 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 4 / 50 registration
QTL Analysis in Arabidopsis: Theory and Practical Applications University of Bern, Room TBA

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

1631484000 14-16 September 2021 (to confirm) 0 / 16
Biostatistics for Plant Biologists – High-dimensional Data & Case Studies University of Geneva, Room TBA

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

1632952800 30 September-1 October OR 4-5 October 2021 (to be confirmed) 0 / 15
Patenting in Life Sciences & Chemistry Studienzentrum - Hotel Schloss Grenzensee


1633903200 11-12 octobre 2021 0 / 8 joint
Electron Microscopy Practical Course University of Lausanne, Electron Microscopy Facility, Room TBA

Christel Genoud, Dr., Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne
Jean Daraspe, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne
Antonio Mucciolo, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne
Damien De Bellis, Electron Microscopy Facility, University of Lausanne
- 2 external (to confirm)

1637535600 22 - 26 November 2021 (to be confirmed) 0 / 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 0 / 30 joint