COURSES & MEETINGS 2009 / 2010

Schweizerische Kommission fŸr Molekularbiologie


Organised with the financial support of the

Swiss National Science Foundation


SKMB Gene Regulation Workshop 2009

Center for Integrative Genomics, Uni Lausanne


September 4, 2009


N. Hernandez,
F. Karch, W. Reith,

M. Strubin

The meeting will address selected aspects of the genetic and molecular mechanisms controlling transcriptional and post-transcriptional responses in gene expression to cell-type specific, developmental or environmental cues.

Participants: max. 200.


Registration deadline and information:

August 28, 2009

Light Microscopy and Imaging Course

University of Geneva,
Bioimaging Platform


Fall course : October 12-15, 2009
Spring course : April 19-22, 2010



Ch. Bauer

The 4-day course with lectures encompasses basic and advanced light microscopical techniques, principles of live cell imaging and usage of confocal and wide field light microscopes.

Participants: max. 10 per course.


Application deadlines and information:

September 25, 2009 (fall course)

March 25, 2010 (spring course)

Swiss RNA Workshop 2010

UniS, UniversitŠt Bern


January 15, 2010



A. KrŠmer,

D. SchŸmperli,

O. MŸhlemann


Meeting of the Swiss RNA community with presentations from invited foreign guest speakers and from participants selected from the submitted abstracts. Covers RNA structure, processing, transport, turnover, localization, and RNA-binding proteins.

Participants: max. 200.


Abstract submission deadline and registration:

November 28, 2009


3D Advanced Microscopy Course in Light and Electron Microscopy

ETHZ and UniversitŠt ZŸrich


January 17–22, 2010


U. Ziegler, A. Kaech,

R. Wepf, G. Csucs


The practical course in 3D microscopy with participation of leading experts in the field and companies will focus on multidimensional light microscopy, preparation and imaging for electron microscopy.  Participants: max. 50.


Application deadline and information:

October 31, 2009


19th Swiss Plant Molecular and Cell Biology Conference

Eurotel Victoria, Les Diablerets


January 20 – 22, 2010



C. Kuhlemeier,

D. Rentsch

Scientific meeting of Swiss researchers in the field of plant molecular and cell biology with oral presentations and posters as well as informal discussions.

Participants : max. 85.


Application deadline and information:

December 1, 2009


19th Cytomeet

Haus der UniversitŠt, Bern


January 26, 2010



V. Niggli,

A. Draeger

Informal meeting for Swiss scientists interested in cell motility and cell adhesion (cytoskeleton, cell adhesion proteins, extracellular matrix). Main speaker: Dr. Ari Helenius (ETH Zurich).  Participants : max. 50.


Registration deadline and information:

January 11, 2010

Swiss Eye Research Meeting VIII – Molecular Approaches to Vision

Kongresshaus Biel


January 28 – 29, 2010


Ch. Grimm


The meeting provides a platform for Swiss basic scientists working in eye research with special emphasis on the physiology and pathophysiology of the retina as a model system in neuroscience.  Participants: max. 100.


Application deadline and information:

December 1, 2009

27th Swiss Trypanosomatid Meeting

Classic H™tel, Leysin


February 4 – 6, 2010



I. Roditi

T. Seebeck


Overview over the current activities in the various groups in Switzerland working with Trypanosoma and Leishmania parasites. Invited international keynote speakers will review various aspects of the field, from field work to molecular genetics. Excellent opportunity for networking.  Participants : max. 50.


Registration deadline and information:

December 12, 2009

Basel Worm Meeting (BWM)

Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel


March 9, 2010


A. Puoti,

R. Ciosk

Meeting of the local communities working with the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans (France, Germany and Switzerland). Presentations by two invited speakers and local participants.  Participants: max. 120.




Swiss Drosophila Meeting 2010

University of Fribourg,
Dept. of Biology


April 24, 2010


S. Sprecher

A. Thum

R. Stocker


This annual meeting aims to reinforce the interactions between the Drosophila research groups in Switzerland and to provide a platform for students and postdocs to present their current research.  Participants: max. 150.

Application deadline and information:

March 15, 2010


Applications and registrations should be sent directly to the organisers of the respective course / workshop. For practical courses, please include a short CV, research interests, and the reasons for wanting to attend. For general questions contact the SKMB secretary Dr. F. Stutz (Email:

The online version of this program can be found at