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 R University of Lausanne, Génopode, room 2016 map

Frédéric Schutz, Dr., UNIL & SIB

1584313200 16-19 March 2020 0 / 20 joint
Biostatistics for Plant Biologists – High-Dimensional Data & Case Studies University of Geneva, Sciences II, 4th floor, Room 449 map

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

1585778400 2-3 April 2020 8 / 15 registration
Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture 2020 University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, Emile-Argand 11, Room Building F, Aula Louis-Guillaume (ALG, 2nd floor)

Segenet Kelemu, Dr., Director General & CEO of the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya
Manuele Tamò
, Dr., International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Benin
John Pickett
, Prof., Cardiff University, UK
Ulrich Kuhlmann
, Plantwise, CABI, CH
Lucius Tamm
, Dr., FiBL, CH
Claudio Screpanti
, Dr., Syngenta, CH
Johan Six
, Prof., ETHZ, CH

Other speakers will be announced soon.

1588543200 4-6 May 2020 0 / 40 joint
Genome editing and CRISPR: what, why and how? University of Lausanne, Anthropole, Room 2044

Holger Puchta, Prof., Karlsruhe Institute of technology, Karlsruhe, DE
Robertas Ursache, Dr., UNIL

1589320800 13 May 2020 0 / 20
Visit to the seed company VILMORIN - France Centre de Recherche de la Costière, Lédenon (FR)

Collaborators of VILMORIN, Centre de Recherche de la Costière, Lédenon, FR

1589493600 15 May 2020 12 / 12 registration
Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction University of Fribourg, PER017, room 0.01

Markus Geisler, Dr., UNIFR

1591308000 5 & 19 June 2020 9 / 20 registration
Introduction to Analytics and Metabolomics University of Fribourg, Department of Biology, Rue Albert-Gockel, 3 (PER04 ; 0.111)

Laurent Mène-Saffrané, Dr., UNIFR

1591567200 8-10 June 2020 10 / 12 registration
Field Trip Investigation 2020 Saflischtal & Binntal, Valais, Switzerland

Louis Nusbaumer, Dr., UNIGE

1595023200 18-19 July 2020 12 / 12 registration
An Introduction to R (location to confirm)

Jan Wunder, Dr., Wunder Consulting Wald, CH

1600034400 14, 15 & 24 September 2020 0 / 16
Villars 2020: Advances in Epigenetic and Epigenomics Eurotel Victoria, Villars sur Ollon

3 speakers from Overseas (to be confirmed)
5 European sepakers (to be confirmed)

1600207200 16-18 September 2020 0 / 40
Plant Imaging: Advanced Light Microscopy 2020 University of Geneva, Building “Sciences II”, quai Ernest-Ansermet 30, room TBA

Sylvain Loubéry, Dr., Plant Imaging Unit, UNIGE

1606950000 3-4 December 2020 0 / 9
Lausanne Genomics Days 2020 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C map

Prof. Martin Jinek Dr. Robertas Ursache (Prof. Niko Geldner lab)
Dr. Lotte Spel
(Prof. Fabio Martinon lab)
Prof. Detlev Arendt

Prof. Anne Roulin

Prof. Stefan Ameres
Dr. Flora Brozzi (Prof. Romano Regazzi lab)
Dr. Rodrigo Siqueira Reis
(Prof. Yves Poirier lab)
Lina Worpenberg
(Prof. Jean Yves Roignant lab)
Prof. Colin Hill
Dr. Kirsten Ellegaard (Prof. Philipp Engel lab)
Paddy Gibson
(Prof. Jan-Willem Veening lab)
Prof. Guillem Salazar Guiral

Prof. Tamir Tuller

Dr. Anneke Brümmer
(Prof. Sven Bergman group)
Dr. Cedric Gobet
(Prof. Felix Naef lab)
Prof. David Gatfield

Jelisaveta Djordjevic

Tom Kay

1581289200 10-11 February 2020 0 / 150 joint