PhD COURSES

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

Course titleECTSDates
Examples of Data Science Applications in Neuroimaging (Geneva or online)2postponed
Good Research Practices and Research Ethics (Lausanne; see detailed course schedule and register via link here)3Feb 22 – May 31, 2022
Psychology of Finance (Geneva; register by mail to course organizers)2Feb 23 – May 25, 2022
FBM-LS courses: Modern magnetic resonance imaging applications in biology and medicine (Livestream; register before May 10)1May 17 – July 28, 2021
Neuroimaging in Practice (online & on-site group work)1.5starts March 14, 2022
The discovery of new disease genes (Livestream; register before April 10)1April 29 – June 10, 2022
Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development (Lausanne, register before April 1)1May 4 – June 1, 2022
PhD symposium: Imaging techniques in cardiovascular and metabolism research: Hot topics and challenges (Lausanne; register before May 1)1May 20, 2022
Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks (Lausanne)2.5postponed
FBM-LS course: Hands-on introduction to machine learning for biomedical data (Lausanne; indicate interest before May 1)1.5May 31 – June 28, 2022
Neurobiology of Mental Health – Conference and Assignment (Geneva; register before May 20)1June 8 – 9, 2022
OptoDBS 2022 – Conference and Assignment- (Geneva; registration via LNDS closed)2June 15 -17, 2022
Introduction to Psychotherapy Research (Lausanne, register before October 1) 2Oct 28 – Dec 16, 2022
SAVE THE DATE!!! Advanced PhD course in EEG recording and analysis (Geneva)3Sept 5-7 & Sept 12-16, 2022
Fundamentals in Molecular Biology (Livestream)1postponded to autumn 2021
SAVE THE DATE: Processing Face and Voice Identity – from Fundamental Research to Applications in Law Enforcement (Lausanne)Nov 3-4, 2022

EPFL-EDNE courses: LNDS PhD students can basically attend most courses of the EPFL PhD program in neuroscience (EDNE). Please write to the EDNE coordinator from your work mail address (with the LN coordinator in copy) to inquire about free slots in courses, . You will then have to fill the “external auditor form” and send it to “cours-edoc@epfl.ch” together with a scan of your PhD student card.

Please respect these registration rules, otherwise your demand cannot be processed! Please send the EPFL credit transcript you will receive 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 “cours-edoc@epfl.ch” together with a scan of your PhD student card.

Next NeuroSymposium with assessment option on July 6-8, 2022 (1 ECTS)

State of the Art Topics in Neuroscience XI: “50 years of Barrel Cortex”

Limited free spots for PhD students, send your request asap. Participation to the symposium without taking the assessment must be paid, sorry …


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.