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
M Data Visualization With R UNIL, room Amphimax 414 map

Dr. Frédéric Schütz, UNIL & SIB

1713132000 15-16 April 2024 21 / 24
M Data Analysis and Graphing Using GraphPad Prism: An Introduction University of Lausanne, Room 340 Amphipôle map

Dr. Romain-Daniel Gosselin, CHUV

1713996000 25-26 April 2024 0 / 15 joint
Machine Learning in Biology Summer School UNIBE

Prof. Daniele Silvestro, UNIFR
Dr. Verena Schöning, UNIBE (not confirmed)
Dr. Alessandro Blasimme, ETHZ
Prof. Catherine Jutzeler, ETHZ
Prof. Fernando Racimo, University of Copenhagen (DK)

1718575200 17-20 June 2024 0 / 30 joint
K BEFRI Genomics Day UNIBE, room TBA

More information soon


1718920800 21 June 2024 0 / 80
K Ancient DNA Gemmi, Leukerbad VS

Prof. Eline Lorenzen, Natural History Museum of Denmark (DK)
Prof. Joachim Burger, University of Mainz (DE)
Prof. Beth Shapiro, University of California Santa Cruz (US)
Prof. Dan Bradley, Trinity College Dublin (IE)
Prof. Maria Avila, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MX)
Prof. Benjamin Peter, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary anthropology (DE)
Prof. Verena Schünemann, UNIBAS (alternative)
Prof. Greg Larson, University of Oxford (UK) (alternative)

1725141600 1-5 September 2024 0 / 30 joint
K Gene Regulation Workshop UNIL, Génopode C or Biophore (TBA) map

Axel Innis European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB), Pessac, France

Claudia Keller Valsecchi Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), Mainz, Germany

Jop Kind Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands

Marie Kmita Montreal Clinical Research Institute, Montréal, Canada

Kikuë Tachibana Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany

Nicolas Thomä Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

1725228000 2 September 2024 0 / 120 joint
K Teaching and Learning Science UNIL, room Cubotron 233 (Auditoire III) map

Dr. Kostas Kampourakis, UNIGE

1726178400 13, 20 & 27 September 2024 0 / 20
M Advanced Programming with R UNIL, room TBA

Dr. Frédéric Schütz, UNIL & SIB

1726351200 Autumn 2024 0 / 24
First Steps with Python in Life Sciences UNIBE, room TBA

Dr. Wandrille Duchemin, UNIBAS & SIB

Dr. Robin Engler, Vital-IT & SIB

1727215200 25-27 September 2024 0 / 30 joint
K/M Students’ Retreat 2024 TBA


1727906400 3-4 October 2024 0 / 20
RNA in Plants, Animals, and Bacteria University of Lausanne, room TBA

2 conférencier·ères européennes
2 conférencier·ères hors Europe

1728856800 14 October 2024 0 / 25
Electron Microscopy (EM) and Cryo-EM - Practical Course UNIL, room TBA

Dr. Christel Genoud, UNIL

Jean Daraspe, UNIL

Antonio Mucciolo, UNIL

Damien De Bellis, UNIL

2 conférencier·ères externes

1730070000 28-29 October & 4-5 November 2024 0 / 12
K Genomics and Society UNIGE ou UNIL (TBC)

Dr. Kostas Kampourakis, UNIGE

1730415600 1, 8 & 15 November 2024 0 / 15
K Lausanne Omics Days 2024 University of Lausanne, GEN Aud. C map

Prof. Alexander Meissner (Max Planck Molecular Genetics, Berlin)

Dr Giulia Zancolli (University of Lausanne, Department of Ecology and Evolution)

Prof Knut Drescher (University of Basel, Biozentrum)

Prof. Peter Krawitz (Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn)

Prof. Janna Hastings (University of St. Gallen)

Prof. Marianna Rapsomaniki (University Lausanne)

Prof. Emma Slack (ETHZ)

Prof. Itzik Mizrahi (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Prof. Adria LeBoeuf (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Gioele La Manno (EPFL)

Prof. Michael Hiller (Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics, Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany) 

Prof. Korbinian Schneeberger (LMU, Munich, Germany; MPI for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany)

Prof. Aurora Ruiz-Herrera (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

Prof. Maria Cristina Gambetta (University Lausanne)

2 additional speakers to be determined

1708556400 22-23 February 2024 32 / 170 joint
M Introduction to R University of Geneva, room 4-419

Dr. José Manuel Nunes, UNIGE
Dr. Nicolas Hulo, UNIGE
+4 assistants

1709593200 5-6 & 19-20 March 2024 4 / 20 joint
Introductory Biostatistics for Biologists University of Lausanne, Room 319 Amphipôle map

Dr. Romain-Daniel Gosselin, CHUV

1710370800 14-15 March 2024 7 / 15 joint
Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Biology and Chemistry University of Bern, Kuppelraum main building, Hochschulstrasse 4, 3012 Bern map

Dr. Umberto Lupo, EPFL
Dr. Cyril Malbranke, EPFL
Prof. Philippe Schwaller, EPFL
Dr. Marco Stenta, Syngenta

1710716400 18 March 2024 8 / 40