Activities in StarOmics are divided in three basic categories:

  1. Scientific knowledge (K): scientific seminar series, workshops for improvement of scientific knowledge, topic groups, national and international congresses.
  2. Methodological improvement (M): workshops and courses on specific methods, scientific exchanges to learn new methods.
  3. Acquisition and reinforcement of skills (S): courses/workshops for reinforcement of expertise (scientific writing, scientific presentation, developing a grant proposal,..).

Activities are primarily for PhD students belonging to StarOmics. If there are places available, master students, PhD students, postdocs and academics can attend for free but traveling/accommodation expenses cannot be reimbursed.

Cat. Title Location Map [d] Speakers Dates Places Registration
Systems Biology of the Brain Fribourg

6 leading international speakers 6-8 Swiss speakers 2 junior researchers, postdoctoral fellows

1483225200 Summer 2017 1 / 50 registration
S Career Compass Workshop: Design your career path by identifying and connecting to what matters to you UNIL

Dr. Donatella Canella, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching
Tatjana Gattwinkel, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching

1484866800 20 January + 17 February 2017 0 / 20 registration
M DNA methylation and methylome analysis with NGS Fribourg, Pérolles campus

Dr Michael Stadler, FMI Basel
Dr Hatice Akarsu, UNIFR
Dr Laurent Falquet, UNIFR

1486940400 13-16 February 2017 1 / 25 registration
S Project Management for PhD students in Life Science University of Lausanne, Amphipôle room 340 & Antropôle room 3174

Dr. Ulrike Rapp Fitchett, Rapp Training, Genolier

1489100400 Fridays 10, 17 and 31 March 2017 0 / 12 joint
K 2016 International Symposium on Chemical Biology Campus Biotech, Geneva map

Prof. Ben Cravatt, Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla
Prof. Adam E. Cohen, Harvard University
Prof. Alanna Schepartz, Yale University
Prof. Ben Davis, University of Oxford
Prof. Christian Eggeling, University of Oxford
Prof. Daniel Müller, ETHZ
Prof. David Liu, Harvard University
Prof. Dirk Trauner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
Prof. Herbert Waldmann, Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Physiologie, Dortmund
Prof. Jeffrey Glenn, Staford School of Medicine
Prof. Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco
Prof. Mark Bunnage, Pfizer & University of Oxford
Prof. Nathanael Gray, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School
Dr Priscilla Yang, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Ulkrike Eggert, Kings's College London

1452639600 13-15 January 2016 3 / 300 joint
K Lausanne Genomics Days 2016 University of Lausanne, Génopode, Auditorium C map

Thursday 18 February
Michelle Debatisse, Institut Curie, FRThomas Sexton, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, FR
Manj Sandhu, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Raoul Hennekam, University of Amsterdam, NL
Constance Ciaudo, ETHZ, CH
Stefan Mundlos, MPI, Berlin, DE

Friday 19 February

John McCutcheon, University of Montana, USA
Nicholas Thomson, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Ken Shirasu, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP
Keiko Sugimoto, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, JP
Elizabeth Ostrowski, University of Houston, USA
Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern, CH

1455750000 18-19 February 2016 113 / 180
S Career Compass Workshop: Design your career path by identifying and connecting to what matters to you UNIL, Amphipôle 338

Dr. Donatella Canella, Co-active Life and Transition Coaching, Adliswil
Tatjana Gattwinkel, Co-active Life and Transition Coaching

1456441200 26 February + 1st April 2016 (both dates make a whole) 18 / 20
K Exploring common and rare disease genetics with GWAS and NGS UNIL, Génopode, Aud. 2020 map

Brian Stevenson (SIB/Vital-IT), Zoltan Kutalik (SIB/Statistical Genetics), Sylvain Pradervand (SIB/Vital-IT)

1461535200 25-27 April 2016 18 / 30
K BEFRI Genomics Day 2016 University of Fribourg, rue Albert-Gockel 3, PER04 Biology Building, Auditorium O.110 map

Prof. Gilbert Greub, CHUV, Lausanne
Prof. Patrick Viollier, UniGe, Geneva
Prof. Pilar Junier, UniNe, Neuchâtel
Peter Nestorov, Witec AG
Jürgen Ripperger, UniFr and Nanostring Technologies
Muriel Gros-Balthazard, Uni Montpellier, France
Sara Fonseca, Biology Dept, UniFr, Fribourg
Lisandra Aguilar-Bultet, VetSuisse, UniBe, Bern
Marco Pagni, Vital-IT, SIB, Lausanne
Martino Colombo, UniBe, Bern

1461880800 29 April 2016 55 / 150
Joint Spring School «Bioinformatics and Population Genomics» Loèche-les-Bains (Leukerbad), VS map

Emilia Huerta Sánchez, University of California, Merced (USA)Ludovic Orlando, University of Copenhagen (DK) Yannick Wurm, Queen Mary University, London (UK) Marc Robinson-Rechavi, University of Lausanne (CH) Bart Deplancke, EPFL, Lausanne (CH) Stephan Schiffels, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena (DE) Laurent Excoffier, University of Bern (CH) Philine Feulner, EAWAG Beth Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz


Julien Roux, University of Lausanne (CH)
Yannick Wurm
, Queen Mary University London (UK)

1464472800 May 29 to June 2, 2016 33 / 30
S Making the most out of my research - Patents, licenses and other things I cannot afford to ignore Centre Löwenberg, Morat/Murten map 1465164000 6-7 June 2016 1 / 3
M An introduction to R University of Lausanne

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

1465164000 6-9 June 2016 0 / 30 joint
Population Genomics in R University of Lausanne, Biophore Building, Amphitheater map

Prof. Jérôme Goudet, University of Lausanne (CH)

Dr. Emmanuel Paradis, Université de Montpellier (FR)

Dr. Thibaut Jombart, Imperial College London(UK)

Zhian N Kamvar, Oregon State University (US)

1471816800 22-26 August 2016 0 / 40 joint
Biochemical Pathways and Large Scale Metabolic Networks University of Lausanne, Genopode building, classroom 2020

Kristian Axelsen & Thierry Lombardot, Swiss-Prot & Rhea, SIB: Public databases of metabolites, biochemical reactions and enzymes, web-based and programmatic accesses. Nathan Lewis, University of California San Diego & Andreas Dräger, University of Tübingen: Methods for proper metabolic network reconstruction using BiGG, Escher, and other tools to interact with genome-scale metabolic networks. Jörg Stelling, Computational Systems Biology/SIB & ETHZ: Hybrid Models of Metabolic Networks. Kathrin Fenner, EAWAG and Jörg Wicker, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: EnviPath - database and prediction system for the microbial biotransformation of organic environmental contaminants. Marco Pagni, Van Du Tran & Sébastien Moretti, Vital-IT/SIB: The MetaNetX website for genome-scale metabolic network analysis and reconstruction. Usage of R software to analyze and exploit metabolic networks. Christophe Dessimoz, Computational Evolutionary Biology and Genomics, SIB & University of Lausanne: Orthology and Comparative Genomics.

1472421600 29 August - 2 September 2016 18 / 30
K SKMB Meeting 2016 UNIL, Amphipôle C

Déborah Bourc'his, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Catherine Dargemont, INSERM, Paris, France
David Gatfield, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Leemor Joshua-Tor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, USA
Laszlo Tora, IGBMC, Strasbourg, France
Alessandro Vannini, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK

1473199200 7 September 2016 116 / 200
K Villars Symposium 2016 – «NON-coding RNAs: function and evolution» Villars-sur-Ollon, Eurotel Victoria map

Dr. Ana Eulalio, Univerity of Würzburg (DE)
Prof. Caroline Dean, John Innes Center, Norwich (UK)
Dr. Brian Gregory, University of Pennsylvania (US)
Prof. David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge (UK)
Dr. Ramesh S. Pillai, EMBL Grenoble (FR)
Prof. Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago (US)
Dr. Lingling Chen, Shanghai Intsitutes for Biological Sciences (CN)
Dr. John Rinn, Harvard (US)
Prof. Torben Jensen, Aarhus University (DK)
Dr. Igor Ulitsky, Weissmann Institute (IL)


1473631200 12-14 September 2016 10 / 50 joint
S Career Compass Workshop: Design your career path by identifying and connecting to what matters to you UNIL, room 318 Amphipôle map

Dr. Donatella Canella, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching
Tatjana Gattwinkel, Leadership Development, Life and Career Transition Coaching

1478214000 November 4 & December 2, 2016 (both dates make a whole) 14 / 20
Introduction to Biological Network Analysis University of Lausanne - Génopode map

Dr. Scooter Morris, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Dr. Francisco Azuaje, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg
Dr. Mark Ibberson, SIB
Dr. Frédéric Burdet, SIB
Leonore Wigger, SIB/UNIL

1479164400 15-17 November 2016 30 / 30