Annual PhD students meeting 2013

2 May 2013

The theme of this meeting is “Integrating evolution at multiple scale of biological organization, from genome evolution to macroevolution”.

Organizers: Alexandre Tayalé and Julien Vieux (University of Neuchâtel)

The participants: click to load the original picture (1 Mb)


The names of the winners of the poster and oral presentation competition!

1st prize oral presentation :

  • Tina Wunderlin, University of Neuchâtel, "Using endospore‐forming bacteria in sediment to reconstruct lake Geneva environmental history "

1st prize poster :

  • Lucas Marie-Orleach, University of Basel, "Effects of mating status on copulatory and postcopulatory behavior in a simultaneous hermaphrodite"

2nd prize poster :

  • Ines Ben Rejeb, University of Neuchâtel, "Induced tolerance to abiotic stress in tomato plants "

Content and speakers

Program (updated 29 April 2013, 260 Ko)

Invited speakers:

  • Prof. Henrik Kaessmann,  Center for Integrative Genomics, University of Lausanne
  • Prof. Peter Linder , Institut für Systematische Botanik, University of Zurich & director of the University Botanical Garden
  • Prof. Ole Seehausen, Eawag, Fish Ecology and Evolution & co-director of the Institute of Zoology of the University of Berne

PhD students have the opportunity to present their work through poster or oral presentation (10 min).

New Ph.D. students (or first time participants or who never presented at the annual PhD meeting) have to present their project (at least through poster presentation).

Deadline for submission of title and abstracts: 8 April 2013.

General information

Date: Thursday 2 May 2013

Schedule: 8:55-17:00 (from 8:15 registration, poster hanging, presentation uploading, 17:00 apéro!)

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building G (Chimie),Petit auditoire de chimie GPA

ECTS : 0.5 with poster or oral presentation (Scientific)

Evaluation : Full attendance

Information : Alexandre Tayalé and Julien Vieu (PhD students, organizers)

Registration fee : free for master and PhD students of Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology. CHF 25 for all other participants (2 coffee breaks and lunch included).

Travel expenses : participants in the Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology  (University of Neuchâtel) are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class). 

  Make sure you SIGN the ATTENDANCE LIST and take your CERTIFICATE at the end of the day!

Please send the original tickets (no copies) with the reimbursement form  to Dr. Christiane Bobillier.  No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.


  • The annual meeting is compulsory for all participants of the doctoral program (no registration fee).
    For organisational matters, registration is required.
  • It is open to external participants (registration fee CHF 25 to be paid latest on 22 April 2013***).

Registration through the web only: closed

If you would like to give an oral presentation or poster presentation please indicate it in the remark field. You will be contacted by the organizers to confirm your choice.

Deadlines :

  • PhD students that should/would like to present their work either by oral presentation or poster are invited to submit the title and abstract using the registration form until 8 April 2013,
  • Attendance only: 22 April 2013

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 25).

***Payment of the registration fee CHF 25 has to be done on the following account:
CCP number : 20-4130-2
IBAN : CH11 0900 0000 2000 4130 2
Beneficiary : Université de Neuchâtel, Bureau des fonds de tiers, 2000 Neuchâtel
Don't forget to mention U.01004 (annual meeting) and the name of the participant