Seminars & Workshops Archive


Cancelled: Public thesis defense of Kaan Mika, planned Friday Nov. 6, 2020

We are sorry to let you know that we were just informed about the cancellation of this event .

Kaan Mika  will present his public thesis defense entitled: “Identification of regulatory factors involved in the singular expression of members of an olfactory receptor gene cluster”. The presentation will be held in English and it will take place on Friday November 6th 2020 at 16h30 at Genopode building (UNIL), Auditorium B.


CIG Seminars Fall 2020 Program

CIG Seminars Fall 2020

Monday 12:15, Génopode, auditorium B

Free entrance

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Monday October 19, 2020 ONLINE
Valérie Hilgers, Max Planck Institute, Münich, DE
«Regulation and Function of neuronal RNA signatures through RNA-binding proteins»
Host: Maria Gambetta

Monday November 9, 2020 ONLINE
Christian Frezza, University of Cambridge, UK
«Mitochondria in cancer: Oncometabolites and beyond»
Hosts: PhD Students & Postdocs

Monday November 16, 2020 ONLINE
Lukas Neukomm, University of Lausanne, DNF, CH
«NAD+ metabolism in neurodegeneration from a fly’s perspective»
Host: Richard Benton

Monday December 14, 2020 ONLINE
Herwig Baier, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
«Vision to action in the zebrafish brain»
Host: Thomas Auer


UNIL FBM-FGSE Postdoc retreat, Oct 31-Nov 1, 2020. Registration limited: max 30 persons

The APNS is happy to announce our upcoming 3rd edition Post-Doc Retreat (for Post-Docs and final year PhD students of FBM & FGSE UNIL): 


Join our retreat and meet professionals from a wide scope of backgrounds, including academia, industry, science administration, publishing and communication, and funding agencies. There will also be 3 sessions on skills development, such as project management, scientific writing & publishing, and on career development! 

When? 31st October and 1st November 2020 
– Sat, Oct 31stFinhaut, Valais (Chalet VATICAMP)
– Sun, Nov 1st: Epalinges (CLE-B301) 

Given the current COVID-19 situation, we have adapted our program to ensure a safe and pleasant experience for all. We thus offer one day to be held in Finhaut in the beautiful Swiss Alps, and a second day full of interactive career development advice sessions locally, in Epalinges.  

Find the final program here:

REGISTRATION is open now! 

There is a limited number of available places. Please register with your UNIL or CHUV email account and don’t forget to pay the 25 CHF fee covering food and drinks during both days to complete the registration process. Note that there will be no reimbursement for late cancellations. 

Please note : OFSP hygiene recommendations will be strictly followed throughout the event.  Join now and don’t miss the opportunity to explore your career horizons and expand your network!

We are looking forward to seeing you in October!  Yours truly, the APNS team
APNS: Association for Postdocs in Natural Sciences at UNIL
Twitter: @APNS_UNIL
Facebook group: APNS.UNIL 


BIG SEMINARS 2020-2021

BIG seminars 2020-2021

Every first Monday of the month
16h15, Auditorium Biophore Building
UniL-Sorge at Dorigny

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2020-2021 CIG research progress seminars (Zoom sessions)

Schedule of our CIG research progress seminars in Fall 2020 from 16h-17h:

September 17 : Flash! Newcomers since spring 2020 introduce yourself in one slide!
October 1st : Giti Ghazi Soltani (Soyk), Suguru Takagi (Benton)
October 15 : Johanna Krahmer (Fankhauser), Betül Ünlü (van Leeuwen)
October 29 : Giriram Mohana (Gambetta), Hima Priyanka Nadimpalli (Gatfield)
November 12 : Katharina Huber (Fajas), Chiara Paolantoni (Roignant)
November 26 : Nastassia Gobet (Franken), Hayden Schmidt (Benton)
December 10 : Sophie Croizier (Thorens), Amandine Batté (van Leeuwen)

(Zoom sessions).


Life Science Career Day, Oct. 21 , 2020, SwissTech convention center (EPFL) – REGISTRATION OPEN

A FREE event to get ready for your professional future!

  • Boost your career and get guidance. Learn how to communicate successfully with prospective employers, get ready for a job interview, and valorize your competences.
  • Discover positions in the corporate world, non-profit organisations & the public sector.
  • Expand your network! The networking forum is a perfect occasion to exchange insights with professionals & alumni from many organizations and companies.
  • In summary: The main goal of the LSCD is to provide guidance, tools & networking opportunities. Such information will help you to build a career after having obtained your degree or a postdoctoral experience.


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