PhD COURSES

Please read the individual course descriptions for registration modalities and access to course materials. Events with no dates have no schedule announced for the moment …

Course titleECTSDates
Good Research Practices and Research Ethics (GRP; Lausanne)3
Introduction to Python (Lausanne)2
Cours électro-mécanique du CMU (4 modules in Geneva, in French; FULL)0.5-2
Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM; credit only with presentation and assessment work > contact LNDS coordinator for details) tba
Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells1
UNIL Sleep Research Day (Lausanne; register asap)1
Dive into the daily lives of individuals in real time: Introduction to the Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA; Lausanne)1
Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks2.5
Introduction to Biophotonics (Geneva & online)3
Research methods in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Lausanne)1
Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development (Lausanne; register before March 1)1
How to identify the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your clinical practice or research? (online; register before April 12)1
OptoDBS -Meeting and Course work (Geneva; register before May 1)1.5
NeuroNA Human Cellular Neuroscience Symposium & Course option (Geneva; register before May 15)1June 21, 2024
NeuroLéman Summer School on Monitoring and manipulating the affective state: new perspectives on neurotechnologies and AI tools (Lausanne; places limited, register asap)1Aug 25- 29, 2024
Emerging roles of autophagy: From cells to organisms – Symposium & course work (Lausanne, register before July 1)1Sep 12-13, 2024
Neurological disorders: From pathophysiology to neuroscience – Autumn Module A (Lausanne, register before September 1)1.5Sep 17-Dec 3, 2024
How to develop the protocol of your systematic review and register it in International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (online; register before September 10)1Sep 25 – Nov 6, 2024
Introduction to Psychotherapy Research (Lausanne; register before October 1)2Nov 1 – Dec 13, 2024
Save the date ! CANOP – Meeting and course work (Fribourg)tbaJan 30, 2025
Neurological disorders: From pathophysiology to neuroscience – Spring Module S (Lausanne; register before February 1)2Feb 25-May 27, 2025

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 from IS-Academia (“Statement of results” > “Auditor plan” to the LNDS coordinator for credit validation . 

Stress and Resilience: Exploring New Horizons in Science and Applications (April 15-16)
1 ECTS as course option (registration via edne@epfl.ch)

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.


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.