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Génopode’s 6th #HappyThursday – Thu. April 29, from 6:00p.m.

This time, the social committee proposes a live outdoor a Scavenger Hunt in the city of Lausanne on Thursday 29th of April from 18 onwards.

Register and you will be assigned in a group with four other people. With your crew, explore Lausanne, find the tips and the clues to move to the next step, until the last steps!
Careful, four other teams are doing the same tour as you, so be the fastest! To keep hydrated during the hunt, supplies will be provided.

*** Corona safety rules ***
– To ensure the maximum of protection for everybody, you will be split into 5-people groups.
– Mask should be worn during the whole game and a safe distance should be maintained between the participants.

-Each group will not meet accidentally at the different steps of the game because you will not start at the same geographic position. If by any chance, two groups are on the same enigma at the same place, please, wait for the one group to finish before the other starts. 

To make the game more interactive, every group should share its live location during the game, and at least one person should have access to What’s app to communicate with the organisers (tips can also be given this way). 

To sign up (mandatory) indicate your FULL NAME here: https://doodle.com/poll/f4wzuxt9ttmiawea?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link

Please also indicate if you agree to share your live location during the game and give the organisers your number for What’s app communication!


D-Day: April 28, 2021

D.Day is an event aiming at the interaction between students of the FBM.
It is a one-day meeting organized by PhD students for students, where you have the chance to present your work and see what the others PhD from FBM are doing.
You can present your work either by getting a poster, a 15 minutes-talk or an “elevator pitch”, which is explaining your work in 3 min.

Information on registration: https://wp.unil.ch/dday/registration/


09:00 Welcome by ADAS

09:05 Antonella Fioravanti – Dpt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Bacillus anthracis’ S-layer is a cell envelope load-bearing component

09:35 Student talk 1

09:50 5×3 min pitches

10:05 3×5 minutes sponsor presentations

10:20  Poster session 1 (odd numbers) and opportunity to talk to sponsors

11:00 Student talk 2

11:15 Student talk 3

11:30 Student talk 4

11:45 Simona Francese – Dpt, Sheffield Hallam University, United-Kingdom.
Fighting crime with lasers 

12:15 Lunch break

13:15 Student talk 5

13:30 Student talk 6

13:45 Hendrik Poorter – Dptmt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
Meta-Phenomics: towards a ‘periodic table’ of plant responses to their a-biotic environment

14:15 5×3 min pitches

14:30 3 x 5 minutes sponsor presentations

14:45 Poster session 2 (even numbers) and opportunity to talk to sponsors

15:30 Student talk 7

15:45 Student talk 8.

16:00 Start-up talk: Samir Ounzain from HAYA Therapeutics.

16:30 Ieronymos Zoidakis – Deptmt, Biomedical Research Foundation Athens, Greece.
Trials and errors in the proteomic studies of bladder cancer

17:00 Presentation and Poster Awards, Closing remarks


Career roundtable in plant sciences and ecology, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 ADAS in collaboration with Skills for Scientists are organising a round table in plant sciences and ecology on May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

This roundtable discussion will feature 4 scientists including 2 alumni from the FBM that will talk about their career paths and current roles. The event is aimed at young researchers who wish to learn more about the diversity of careers that are available following in the field of Plant Sciences and Ecology.

The confirmed panelists are:
Sebastian Soyk, PI & Assistant Professor at the CIG, UNIL
Moises Exposito-Alonso, PI & Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at the Carnegie Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, USA
Ramona Maggini, Plant Protection, Research group South of the Alps at Agroscope, Ticino
Andrzej Kurenda, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Vivent SARL, Lausanne

Free registration on https://conference.unil.ch/cours/fbm (event limited to 25 participants)


“L’Expérience doctorale, État des lieux et propositions de structuration”, livre PDF à télécharger gratuitement

(PDF-book on the doctoral experience only available in French)

«Un doctorat c’est une longue période de recherche individuelle, sous la houlette plus ou moins distante/bienveillante/ombrageuse… d’un·e professeur·e établi·e, dont l’horizon est un gros livre bien épais, fierté de toute une vie et que personne ne lit»…

Si vous y croyez, ou si vous croyez tout autre chose, d’ailleurs, mais que le doctorat en tant que formation et de jalon dans une vie intellectuelle et professionnelle vous intéresse, lisez de toute urgence «L’Expérience doctorale. État des lieux et propositions de structuration»!

Cet ouvrage de synthèse et de proposition publié l’an dernier par la HES-SO Haute école spécialisée est le fruit des compétences et des réflexions de 4 excellent·e·s spécialistes: Denis Berthiaume, Mélanie Bosson, Verity Elston et Isabelle Skakni.
À la CUSO, nous avons la chance et le plaisir de travailler tour à tour avec les 4 personnes, et d’apprécier leur savoir et leur acuité.

À télécharger librement sur https://devpro.hes-so.ch/…/Experience-doctorale-DevPro-juin…

L’avant-propos est signé du secrétaire général de la CUSO Denis Billotte.
#doctorat #PhD #doctoraleducation

Un exemplaire imprimé est à disposition dans le bureau de Corinne Dentan (GEN 4006)


Ma Thèse en 180 seconds 2021: UNIL Final at 6 p.m on March 30, 2021

Watch the UNIL finale online: https://wp.unil.ch/mt180

This competition is a challenge for PhD students who must present the topic of their research in 3 minutes.
Both jury and public can vote for the candidate·s who will have caught their attention and well popularised their thesis research.


PhD Program / MD-PhD Program at the FMI, Basel (CH)

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Spring 2021 round of our PhD Program and our MD-PhD Program at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI).

Interested students can learn more and apply online here: FMI PhD & MD PhD Programs

Deadline for application is May 2nd, 2021


Isabelle Baumann
Head of Communications
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Maulbeerstrasse 66 – 4058 Basel – Switzerland
Mobile: +41 (0)79 509 44 99
Mail: isabelle.baumann@fmi.ch