Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) – Deadline for abstract submission: Nov. 8, 2023

  • Deadline for abstract submission (posters and talks)8 November 2023
  • General registration: 10 January 2024

Register here:

The program of this edition gathers an amazing panel of keynote speakersPr. Nicole King from the University of California, Berkeley (US), Dr. Samer Hattar from the National Institute of Mental Health (US), and Dr. Pavel Tomancakfrom the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (DE) and Dr. Melina Schuh from the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences (DE), who will give a keynote lecture at the Young Scientists’ Satellite.

But that’s not all, the 2024 edition of the LS2 Annual Meeting has many interesting things to offer:

Look at details of the program here and general information about abstracts, 3R Accreditation, Venue and more here.

Vienna BioCenter PhD Symposium – registration deadline Sep. 11, 2023

The Vienna Biocenter PhD Symposium, has become a hallmark of scientific exchange, collaboration and networking for the last 19 years, bringing together diverse audiences and excellent speakers from across Europe and beyond. 

For this special, 20th anniversary edition, “A Mixtape of Science”, the organizers aim to build on this experience to foster a dynamic and cooperative atmosphere, combining the best minds, techniques, organisms, disciplines and approaches to research into an inspiring Mixtape of Science. 

Registration with a poster abstract submission will end on 11 September 2023.

They will also be offering travel grants (covering flight/train and accommodation for three days in Vienna) to a selected number of students that wish to present a poster. 

Further details are available on the website:

PIs of tomorrow: Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) – Deadline Oct. 15, 2023

PIs of tomorrow is the Future of Swiss Research‘ session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2024 which will be held in Lausanne, 14-15. February 2024

This session offers to postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

The best presentation will be awarded a prize. However, everyone is a winner, as all presenters in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterwards. Moreover, as a participant in the LS2 Annual Meeting 2024, you will have the opportunity to expand or refresh your network in Switzerland via interaction with scientists in and outside your field.

Only applicants having ties to Switzerland will be considered (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years by the 2024meeting). Independent position holders are not eligible.

Find the full list of eligibility and selection criteria and details to apply :

Deadline: 15th October, 2023

Questions to the session should be addressed to
General questions can be sent to

Gene Regulation Workshop, Sep. 4, 2023 at the Biophore, Amphitheater

This year, the Gene regulation workshop will be hosting Magda Bienko, Julius Brennecke, Luca Giorgetti, Tineke Lenstra, Marieke Oudelaar and Peter Scheiffele in the Biophore building (Amphitheater) at UNIL.

Our PIs, Maria C. Gambetta, D. Gatfield and N. Vastenhouw are among the organizers.

Further information & registration:

Gene Regulation Workshop 2023

September 4, 2023

Biophore, Amphitheater

09:30-10:00Welcome Coffee
10:00-10:45Magda Bienko
 Human Technopole, Milan, Italy
 Presentation topic: Genome organization and gene expression at single cell resolution
10:45-11:30Julius Brennecke
 Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria
 Presentation topic: Co-evolution of eukaryotic genomes with transposons
11:30-12:15Luca Giorgetti 
 Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland
 Presentation topic: Chromosome structure and transcriptional regulation
12:15-14:15Lunch (StarOmics PhD students are invited – upon registration – to share the meal with the speakers)
14:15-15:00Peter Scheiffele
 University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
 Presentation topic: Neuronal circuit assembly in development and disease
15:00-15:45Marieke Oudelaar
 Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences, Göttingen, Germany
 Presentation topic: Three-dimensional chromatin structures to control gene expression
15:45-16:30Tineke Lenstra
 Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 Presentation topic: Mechanisms of transcription variation and dynamics in single cells

BioInnovation Day 2023: A Day dedicated to Innovators and Investors in the field of Life Sciences, May 11, 2023 at the Agora Aud. (CHUV)

BioInnovation Day is a technology showcase and partnering event that provides investors and industry representatives the opportunity to learn about the most innovative life science projects originating from academic institutions in Western Switzerland and to directly interact with the most prominent and entrepreneurial academics of the region.

Organized by the Technology transfer offices PACTT and UNITEC, representing the universities and hospital of Lausanne (UNIL et CHUV) and Geneva (UNIGE et HUG), the BioInnovation Day 2023 will take place from 9am to 5pm on May 11th, 2023 at the Auditorium AGORA on the CHUV Campus in Lausanne

For registrations and information : BioInnovation Day

Tel :    079 556 55 31