During the year the ADAS committee organizes several events for its members. Through these activities, we hope to promote exchanges among assistants and PhDs working in different domains of life sciences. Below you will find a list of our main activities.

Apero networking – Meet the Dean

A unique activity in which the dean of the university invites all PhD and PostDocs for an Apero and the possibility to discuss various topics of interest.


A one-day symposium for young scientists in life sciences.


A barbecue at the lakeside. Food and non-alcoholic drinks offered by the associations to all members of the ADAS and their plus one.

Dinner of the assistants

Dinner organized following the general assembly in autumn. A good opportunity to get to know your fellow PhD’s and assistants of the FBM.

Café scientifique

A broad public presentation and round-table discussion on current scientific topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

Welcome of new PhD students

Each semester we welcome the new PhD students that joined our faculty with a wine and cheese party.

Welcome of candidates for the FBM Fellowship

Each year 12 candidates are invited to participate in the selection for the FBM fellowship. The ADAS welcomes them with a standing dinner to allow exchanges about their future university.

PBS 1X (PhD (Post-doc) Beer Session once a month)

PBS 1X, as its name suggests, is a social event that brings together PhD students and postdocs of the FBM over a beer. PBS 1X held every second Thursday of the month at Epalinges in “La Ferme”, east seminar room F413. This event enables to get acquainted with doctoral students and postdocs from all backgrounds in a relaxed atmosphere.