PhD fellowships Archive


Adem Bilican’s public defense of PhD thesis – April, 28 at 16.00 Aud. Biophore

Mr Adem Bilican, will publicly defend his PhD thesis :

“The evolution of alternative splicing patterns and regulatory mechanisms”

Mark the date and come along to support this ex member of H.Kaessmann’s group!


The presentation will be held in French.

The defense will be followed by an apero with some Turkish specialties 

For organizational purposes, it would be very nice if you can confirm you presence through the following “Doodle”:


Swiss Summer School: a great opportunity for this summer

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The EPFL is organizing a Summer School on the topic “Swiss Summer School on Molecular and Chemical Mechanisms in Epigenetics” , from July 12 to 17, in Arolla, Switzerland.

You can find further details on the website:

You will enjoy an exciting program with international speakers, focusing on chemical biology, structural biology and biochemistry of chromatin and epigenetic processes. Furthermore, poster sessions and poster talks will be planned. Finally, the location in Arolla, at 2000 m in the Alps of the Valais, allows for hikes or relaxation.

PhD students and postdocs who would like to attend, should contact directly Mr Fierz:
The cost is 250 CHF for the week, and for EPFL doctoral students, the school will award 2ECTS.


Congratulations to Géraldine Mang for her Biaggi de Blasys award!

The CIG is very proud to announce that last week, Géraldine Mang was awarded the Biaggi de Blasys prize for “best doctoral thesis in Neuroscience” at the UNIGE, UNIL, or EPFL.  

For further information, please visit the official website:

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This is the second of these awards for Franken’s group after Ralf Wimmer in 2012, who was co-supervised by Anita Luthi.


PhD Fellowships 2014-2015

Dear Sir, dear Madam,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the opening of the PhD Fellowships 2014-2015 and that we attach the poster regarding this program.
If you are interested or if you know someone who would be interested to take part, please click on the following link for more information :

Please note that the deadline to submit your application is 1st November 2014.
Kind regards,
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Marie-Noëlle GOODMAN
Thèses MD et PhD Fellowships
Faculté de biologie et médecine
Tél:  021 / 692 40 24
Fax: 021 / 692 40 05

SNSF: Doc.Mobility. deadline: Sept. 1


Les bourses de mobilité pour doctorant-e-s représentent un instrument d’encouragement du Fonds national suisse (FNS) permettant d’effectuer une partie du doctorat à l’étranger.

Les bourses Doc.Mobility sont octroyées pour une durée de 6 à 18 mois au maximum.

Conditions de participation (voir le règlement)

Dossiers de requête
Le dossier de requête complet doit être remis par voie électronique via la plate-forme Web mySNF. Les directives pour soumettre une requête sont disponibles sous “Formulaires, règlements et directives”.

Les demandes de bourses Doc.Mobility doivent être soumises:
a) à la Commission de recherche du FNS de la haute école suisse où les requérant-e-s sont inscrit-e-s comme doctorant-e-s ;

b) à la Commission des bourses du FNS si le doctorat est effectué dans une université étrangère.

Avant le dépôt de sa candidature, il est demandé à chaque requérant-e de contacter la Commission de recherche compétente resp. la Commission des bourses et de prendre connaissance des informations complémentaires fournies par celle-ci.

Mise au concours: 3 mois avant le délai de soumission
Délais de soumission: 1er mars et 1er septembre
Début des bourses allouées:
a) Commissions de recherche: environ 2 à 4 mois au plus tôt après le délai de soumission 
b) Commission des bourses: au plus tôt 4 mois après le délai de soumission




2013 Marie Curie Fellowships: deadline August 14

Marie Curie Fellowships & Grant: IEF, IOF, IIF & CIG
Action Description Call opens Deadline Docs
Intra-European Fellowship
IEF aims at helping experienced researchers to get new skills. Mobility rule applies: from a MS/AC to another MS/AC.
Overall budget: € 120 mio
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International Outgoing Fellowship
IOF aims to reinforce the international dimension in the career of European researchers willing to acquire new skills in a top research institution based in a third country. Mobility rule applies: 2 years in a third country + 1 year in an MS/AC.
Overall budget: € 40 mio.
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International Incoming Fellowships
IIF aims to attract top-class researchers currently active in a third country and make them undertake research in Europe. Mobility rule applies: 1-2 year in an MS/AC.
Overall budget: € 40 mio.
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