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PharmaCamp event – Bern (CH), Sep. 15 & 16, 2022

Would you like to work in Pharma Industry, but don’t know how to get in? Would you like to get an inside look to the pharmaceutical business or opening a biotech startup?
PharmaCamp is a new event in Switzerland that will provide you just that. Showcase your skills to top companies & professionals and compete with your peers while having fun and network! 
Winners of the challenge collect a cash prize.

WHO CAN APPLY? From natural science students, to engineers and business people; from Master students to recent graduates, PhDs and PostDocs. 

We invite all of you to participate. 

Event is a case challenge competition that opens with a talk series about new trends in pharma with a focus on personalised medicine and about opening a biotech startup.
The selected 25 applicants will be divided in 5 teams and will have almost 24 h to come up with a solution to ascience/business challenge. 
The solutions will be presented in front of an expert panel and the winning team will be presented with 2’000 CHF!

WHEN & WHERE? Bern, CH on 15th & 16th September.
The accommodation in Bern for participants will be provided. 
Are you up for the challenge? Learn more about the event on our website https://www.pharmacamp.ch/ and check our our flyer
Spots are limited, so don’t hesitate to apply!


LS2 Autophagy Workshop 2022, DNF (UNIL-CHUV) – Deadline 22.08.2022

The LS2 – Swiss Autophagy Workshop will take place in Lausanne on September 16, 2022, at the grand auditoire of the Department of Fundamental Neurosciences (DNF, Rue du Bugnon 9, Lausanne).

We have an exciting list of Swiss and international invited speakers, covering different model organisms and a wide range of cell biology questions at the forefront of autophagy research. This workshop offers wonderful opportunities for young scientists to interact with the autophagy field, as well as for “autophagists” to exchange ideas and foster collaborations.  

Deadline is soon approaching, so register now and submit an abstract at https://meetings.ls2.ch/autophagy-workshop-2022.

You can find additional information on the venue and speakers at the same site.


GEN retreat 2023 in Leysin

The Génopode Retreat in 2023 is scheduled August 24 & 25 (Thursday & Friday) in Leysin (Hotel Alpine Classic).


GEN retreat 2022 in Les Diablerets

The Génopode Retreat in 2022 is scheduled September 8 & 9 (Thursday & Friday) in Les Diablerets (Eurotel Victoria).

The program will be added probably end of June. For newcomers who would like to know how it looks like:


Noisy work starting today at the Genopode – May 9, 2022

As mentioned at the last Direction meeting, some heavy work will take place on the Eastern side of the Genopode to build a new extension to our building.

The work starts Monday May 9, 2022.
These constructions will be noisy and will prohibit us to use the “normal” East-side 2nd floor entrance for a while.


The Social Affairs and Student Mobility Office provides assistance to PhD candidates and UNIL students

The University of Lausanne provides several services to help its students : financial aid and partial exemption from university fees, psychological support, dental check-ups, etc.

More information can be found on the pages in this section. We also answer your questions by email at affaires.sociales@unil.ch or by phone +41 (0)21 692 60 30 during the hotline schedule : Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm. Moreover, our social counsellors welcome you without appointment Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.

Further information on the SASME website: https://www.unil.ch/sasme/en/home/menuinst/soutien-aux-etudiantes.html