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The PhD retreat was started as a way to foster interactions between all of the students of the Biozentrum, regardless of focal area or year in the program. It is an opportunity for students to share their work, talk about science and meet other students from the Biozentrum. The retreat program consists of student talks, keynote speakers, poster sessions and socializing – and not surprisingly, past retreats were a huge success, with up to 80 PhD students attending. If you are interested in helping to organize the retreat, please contact the organizing committee.

We are pleased to announce that the 12th PhD Retreat will take place in Kandersteg from October 22nd to 24th, 2020.

Participation to the PhD Retreat is free of charge. All costs (including hotel, conference, meals, coffee breaks, etc.) are covered, except for travel expenses, which should be arranged by the student.

If you have any questions, feel free to approach any member of the Retreat Organizing Committee!

2020 Organizing Committee:

  • Elisabeth Lambert
  • Stefania Battaglioni
  • Viviana D’Otolo
  • Karolina Kolaczynska
  • Giulia Di Bartolomei
  • Clément Bechtler
  • Kevin Widmer
  • Markus Huber

Numerous sponsors make this annual event possible. We sincerely thanks the following sponsors for their generous support of the PhD Retreat 2020:

Partners of the retreat

Stiftung zur Förderung der Biologischen Forschung 



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