LS2 Annual Meeting 2016: February 15-16, University of Lausanne

We are pleased to announce the LS2 Annual Meeting 2016 taking place on February 15-16 at the University of Lausanne (Amphipôle/Amphimax)!

The topic of the conference will be “Interdisciplinary Sciences” and will offer a wide array of cutting-edge research from interdisciplinary fields in the Life Science disciplines (Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, Proteomics, Experimental Pharmacology, Neurosciences, Microbiology, Stem Cell research, Plant Biology, Chemical Biology, Laboratory Animals and many more) and plenary talks from internationally renowned speakers as well as numerous educational and career development events. For a detailed programme, please see our website:


Career and educational events:

For Master and PhD students we offer the opportunity to interact with alumni who graduated in the life sciences and continued their career within or outside of academia.

A special discussion round dedicated to the advancement of careers of men and women in Science will take place during lunch: Several discussion leaders will host lively debates in three rooms (junior academics, senior academics, outside academia).

Young academics will discuss the challenges and opportunities of Synthetic Biology. If you would like to participate in this workshop only, you can register and find more information here (co-organized by SCNAT).

For Postdocs and senior scientist, the meeting provides an unparalleled opportunity to talk to fellow scientists, get to know the latest technologies from our industry partners and participate in the session PI of tomorrow.

A highlight will be the symposium dedicated to research funding with presentations from Mauro dell’Ambrogio (state secretary SERI) and Aysim Yilmaz (SNSF, division biology and medicine).


All additional information can be found here:



February 15-16, 2016



University of Lausanne, Amphipôle/Amphimax


Plenary speakers:

V. Grieneisen (John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK)

D. Discher (University of Pennsylvania, US)

F. Schröder (Cornell University, US)

L. Mahadevan (Harvard University, US)


For the speakers of the symposia, please see our website and the attached flyer



Registration deadline: 30. November 2015

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 contact me (


Photography contest:

Nikon and LS2 will organize a photo contest; please submit your best photo (topic: Interdisciplinary Sciences). The best 6 pictures will be printed and displayed at the Nikon booth. All participants of the conference are invited to check out the photos and select their preferred. The winner will receive a brand new Nikon camera and will be announced during the conference. Please submit your best photo to


We would like to thank our industry partners and sponsors for helping us realize this meeting:

Sponsors 2016:




NCCR Chemical Biology


If you would like to become a sponsor, please find more information on our website.


Meeting website: 

Additional information: