Please read the individual course descriptions for registration modalities and access to course materials

Course titleECTSDates
Introduction to Biophotonics (Geneva & hybrid when necessary; register before February 10)2.5Feb 22 – April 19, 2023
Fundamentals in Molecular Biology (Livestream; register before Feb 1)1Feb 24 – April 28, 2023
Beyond the Receptive Field: Neuroscientific and computational approaches (Lausanne & online)2.5Feb 24 – June 6, 2023
How to identify the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your clinical practice or research? (Livestream; register before March 1)1Mar 22 – Apr 26, 2023
Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development (Lausanne; register before April 1)1Apr 26 – May 24, 2023
Sémiologie AMDP (Association de Méthodologie et de Documentation en Psychiatrie; cours en français à Lausanne; register before April 23)1May 11 – Jun 13, 2023
Processing Face and Voice Identity – from Fundamental Research to Applications in Law Enforcement (Lausanne; register before May 1)1Jun 1 & 2, 2023

EPFL-EDNE courses: LNDS PhD students can basically attend most courses of the EPFL PhD program in neuroscience (EDNE). To inquire about free spots in classes, please first write to the EDNE coordinator ( from your work mail address (with the LN coordinator in copy). You will then receive a link towards the online registration platform of EPFL (have a scan of your PhD student card ready to attach if needed). Participation to EPFL courses is free for LNDS candidates.
Once you successfully finished a course, please send the EPFL credit transcript to the LNDS coordinator for credit validation. 

Other EPFL PhD courses: Please contact the LNDS coordinator to ask for credit validation before choosing a given course, and to be re-directed to the EPFL program coordinator in charge. If your wish can be granted, please fill the “external auditor form” and send it to “” together with a scan of your PhD student card.

NEW: CIBM course on translational MR neuroimaging & spectroscopy (3 ECTS)
April 24 – May 5, 2023

Limited spots for LNDS students; please write to the LNDS coordinator to indicate your registration wish.

EPFL NeuroSymposium “What is memory?” on February 16-17, 2023

1 ECTS (with assessment)

The CUSO (Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale) offers a range of courses on research-related soft skills (e.g. scientific writing). Moreover, several doctoral programs provide courses on statistics, research and analysis methods, for example:

Each LNDS student can participate to these courses, but you need to create a CUSO login for registration. Please provide the LNDS coordinator with your course certificate and a course link for credit validation.