PhD COURSES

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

Course titleECTSDates
Introduction to Applied Data Science (I2ADS; Geneva)2Sept 20 – Dec 19, 2022
Clinical neuroscience module “C”: The human brain in health and disease (Lausanne; register before October 3)2Oct 12 – Dec 14, 2022
Neuroimaging module I: Modern neuroimaging methods of investigation of the human brain in health and disease (Lausanne; register before October 3)2Oct 5 – Dec 21, 2022
Introduction to Psychotherapy Research (Lausanne, register before October 1) 2Oct 28 – Dec 16, 2022
SAVE THE DATE: Processing Face and Voice Identity – from Fundamental Research to Applications in Law Enforcement (Lausanne)tbdFeb 2 – 3, 2023
Structural and functional brain MRI: overview of image analysis methods (Lausanne; register before October 1)1.5Nov 17 – Dec 15, 2022
CVM course: Communication between peripheral tissues and the brain: key to keep a normal bodyweight and glycemia (Lausanne; register before December 1)0.25/1Dec 9, 2022
FBM course: Hands-on introduction to machine learning for biomedical data (Lausanne; register asap by mail to LNDS coordinator)1Jan 10 – Feb 7, 2023
Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells (online; register before January 13)1Jan 17 – Feb 17, 2023
Science Day «Brain-Hormones-Nutrients Interactions» (Lausanne; register before Dec 31)0.25/1Jan 25, 2023
Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks (Lausanne; register before December 20)2.5Jan 30 – Feb 6, 2023
CVM course: Biostatistics for non-statisticians – good practices, misuse and pitfalls (Lausanne; register asap)1Feb 20 – 27, 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)2.5postponed to early 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 (edne@epfl.ch) 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 “cours-edoc@epfl.ch” together with a scan of your PhD student card.

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.