LS2 Annual Meeting 2015: register until November 30th!



The deadline for registration and abstract submission of the  LS2 Annual Meeting 2015 taking place next January in Zürich on the Campus Irchel is coming up! You still have time until November 30th to register

The topic of the conference will be “Light- from the basis of life to life science technologies” and will offer a wide array of exciting talks involving Light in any form, ranging from Optogenetics, 3D Microscopy, over Pancreas research, the effect of sunlight on microbes to early visual processing to light as modulator of fundamental processes in biology an medicine and 3R research. Additionally, learn more about the research conducted by internationally renowned plenary speakers as well as numerous educational and career development events.

For Master students, we offer the opportunity to get to know Swiss Doctoral Schools in Life Sciences, as well as scientists who have done their PhD in Switzerland. For PhD students, special sessions are dedicated to Networking in science and how to realize a Start up. Also, advancement of women’s careers in Science and the future of scientific publishing will be debated in roundtable discussions.

For Postdocs and senior scientist, the meeting provides an opportunity to talk to fellow scientists, get to know the latest technologies from our industry partners and participate in the session PI of tomorrow. For more info: LS2 Annual Meeting 2015



January 29th-30th, 2015



Campus Irchel, University of Zürich


Plenary speakers:

Marileen Dogterom (TU Delft) Reconstituting cytoskeletal organization in artificial confinement

Peter Quail (UC Berkeley) Dissecting the phytochrome-PIF signaling interface

Alexander Gottschalk (University of Frankfurt) Optogenetic analyses of synaptic transmission and neuronal networks in Caenorhabditis elegans

Tobias Meyer (Stanford University)Live-cell microscopy reveals distinct switch mechanisms for the decision of mammalian cells to start the cell cycle

EMBO keynote lecture: Jan Hoeijmakers (Erasmus MC Rotterdam) The impact of DNA damage on aging and cancer and the effect of nutritional interventions




Conference fees:

Conference fees include registration, scientific presentations, workshops and round table discussions, lunch & coffee breaks and a social event on Thursday evening with music and snacks. Conference fees start at 20 CHF.



We are inviting abstracts for posters or contributed talks. Poster abstract submission is possible after registering, please follow the instructions on our website. Please indicate whether you wish to present orally or prefer a poster presentation.


Industry exhibition:

An exhibition of our partners from various life science industries will take place throughout the entire meeting in the main foyer of the conference venue. If you would like to register as an industry partner or sponsor our meeting, please


The organizing committee welcomes you at the LS2 Annual Meeting 2015 in Zürich!


Paola Picotti, ETH Zürich

Benoît Kornmann, ETH Zürich

Claus Azzalin, ETH Zürich