Organized since 2009, the annual PhD retreat is a way to foster interactions between the PhD students of the Biozentrum and the Pharmazentrum, regardless of focal area or year in the program. It is an opportunity for students to share their work, talk about science and meet other people with different backgrounds and from the two institutes.
The retreat program includes keynote presentations with invited speakers, student talks, poster sessions and social activities. Not surprisingly, past retreats have been a huge success, with up to 80 PhD students attending.
The 12th PhD Retreat will take place online on June 17th and 18th, 2021.
|08:15 – 08:30||Opening|
|08:30 – 10:00||Keynote presentation 1 with Dr. Gerald Panday, Dr. Peter van Iperen and Dr. Marco Kuster (AstraZeneca)|
|10:00 – 10:15||Coffee break|
|10:15 – 11:45||Students’ talks followed by poster presentations|
|11:45 – 13:15||Lunch break|
|13:15 – 14:15||Keynote presentation 2 with Dr. Nathalie Brandenberg (SUN Bioscience)|
|14:15 – 14:30||Coffee break|
|14:30 – 16:15||Students’ talks followed by poster presentations|
Cocktail & mocktail workshop with Bar-Fly Basel
|08:15 – 08:30||–|
|08:30 – 09:30||Students’ talks|
|09:30 – 09:45||Coffee break|
|09:45 – 10:45||Keynote presentation 3 with Prof. Pavan Ramdya (EPFL, Neuroengineering)|
|10:45 – 11:30||Students’ poster presentations|
|11:30 – 13:00||Lunch break|
|13:00 – 14:30||Social activities|
Virtual escape room
|14:45 – 16:15||Students’ talks followed by poster presentations|
|16:15 –||Closing remarks and social activities|
If the epidemiological situation will allow it, a barbecue (BBQ) is planned on Friday evening after the retreat.
Registration and FAQs
Registration is open from April 1st to April 30th 2021. All PhD students eligible to participate will receive a registration e-mail in advance. Check your inbox!
Thanks to our generous sponsors, attendance is free of charge.
Other sponsors and partners
- Stefania Battaglioni
- Viviana D’Otolo
- Giulia Di Bartolomei
- Vanessa Fabienne Abegg
- Laura Maria de Smalen
- Elia Agustoni
If you are interested in helping to organize the next retreat, please contact the PhD representatives.