The courses listed below offer a pluri-disciplinary education in all fields of neuroscience at the doctoral level. Those students not holding a MS degree in Neuroscience or Bio-Medical Sciences are encouraged to follow master level courses in order to reach the required level for advanced doctoral courses.
Lectures are given in English, except for those courses which titles are indicated in French.
LN PhD courses: Theory
|Stem cells in Neuroscience||1||7-19 November 2012|
|Neurotoxicology: Organ toxicology and pathology||1||9 Nov-21 Dec 2012|
|Advanced PhD course in EEG recording and analysis||2.5||March-May 2013|
|Neuronal Development: from stem cell to human therapy||1||8 April-13 May 2013|
|Les gènes à l'épreuve de l'environnement : une approche épigénétique des maladies psychiatriques||1||16 April-15 May 2013|
|Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development||1||17 April-15 May 2013|
|Man as a mechanism: the neuroscience-philosophy interface||0.5||13-27 May 2013|
|Molecules for good sleep, molecules for bad sleep: from animal models to human sleep disorders||2||Spring 2014|
|Advanced topics in functional MRI in cognitive and clinical neuroscience||2||Spring 2014|
LN PhD courses: Theory and Demonstrations
|Theory and Demostrations||ECTS||Dates|
|Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells||1||8 Jan-5 Feb 2013|
|Measuring behaviour: from concepts to facts||2||22 Feb-19 April 2013|
LN PhD courses: Hands-on
|LN PhD courses: Practical courses||ECTS||Dates|
|Introduction to MATLAB||1.5||17 April - 28 June 2013|
|SPM Course (Statistical Parametric Mapping)||2||21-23 Nov 2012 & 9-12 April 2013|
|Structural Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis for Neuroscientists||1.5||6 Feb-13 March 2013|
|Techniques and Approaches in Morphology||3||Spring 2014|
EPFL PhD courses
REGISTRATION to EPFL-EDNE PhD courses
LN PhD students are most welcome to attend the courses listed in the section "Doctoral Program courses" at the EPFL-EDNE PhD courses website, except from the BIO609 course.
Since February 2012, the EPFL request external students to register as an auditor beforehand, by way of a special form that will be transmitted to you by email upon request. This form is to be filled in and sent back to the EDNE administrator with a scanned copy of the PhD student card, and with notice to your home program administration. Sending your PhD student card for the registration as an EPFL external auditor is only necessary once.
Please keep these points in mind:
- Some EPFL-EDNE courses have limited space. For those, the EDNE students have the priority, therefore sending your e-mail to the EDNE administrator is not a confirmation of attendance.
- Registration to courses taking place in the Spring Semester is possible anytime.
- Use your university email account (no gmail, hotmail, etc), copying the LN coordinator and your thesis director in your message to the EDNE administrator.
If you don't respect these rules, we will not be able to process your registration!
REGISTRATION to other EPFL PhD courses
You might also find interesting PhD courses in other EPFL programs. Please ask the LN coordinator if you wish to take any of the EPFL PhD courses outside the EPFL-EDNE program.
To register to any EPFL PhD course outside the EDNE program, please apply directly to the coordinator of the specific program.
EPFL MSc courses
The EPFL-EDNE coursebook website recommends some MSc courses to its Neuroscience PhD students. You might also find interesting MSc courses in other EPFL programs.
Unil MS courses
|Course name and organizer||ECTS||Start Date|
|Brain Development - JP Hornung||1.5||21 Feb. 2013|
|Sensory Functions - E.Welker||1.5||7 March 2013|
|Neuron-Glia Biology - A.Volterra||1.5||11 April 2013|
|Modulation of Synaptic Transmission - D.Fasshauer||1||2 May 2013|
|Natural and Pathological Neuronal Death - N.Toni||1||23 May 2013|
|Introduction to Psychiatric Neuroscience - K.Do||1.5||22 Feb. 2013|
Click here to find information about the Neuroscience branch of the Unil MSc degree in Medical Biology. The 2012-13 schedule of the 6 courses included in the Neuroscience branch is detailed this Excel file:
Unil_MSc_Neuroscience.xls (36 Kb)
Unige MSc couses
Please note that four compulsory courses are given in English:
- Principles of neurobiology I - Dominique Müller et Jean-Marc Matter
- Principles of neurobiology II - Jean-Marc Matter et Dominique Müller
- Techniques for investigating Brain Functions - Christoph Michel
- Introduction to cognitive and affective neuroscience - Patrik Vuilleumier
as well as other ones that might be interesting for your thesis project:
Moreover, two other courses are given in French:
For all the courses, the exam can be taken either in English or in French (by request to the person in charge of the course).
Please note that these MSC courses are validated with 3 credits for MSc students (as indicated in the PDF), but we will validate only 2 credits for our PhD students.
To register, please send an e-mail to the LN Coordinator.
To register to these courses, e-mail the LN Coordinator at least two weeks before the beginning of the course.
|Course name and organizer||ECTS||Dates|
|Academic writing skills for doctoral students||2||25 Feb-31 May 2013|
|Conference and Seminar Skills in English||1||Autumn 2012 & Spring 2013|
|Désir, plaisir et dépendance : une histoire moderne de l'addiction I - Considérations théoriques et expérimentales||1||Feb-April 2013|
|Désir, plaisir et dépendance : une histoire moderne de l'addiction II - Considérations cliniques et thérapeutiques||1||April-June 2013|
|Scientific writing, research integrity and technology transfer||2||21 Jan-12 Feb 2013|
|Méthodes statistiques: théorie et applications||2||TBC|
|Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science||2||see website|
|Neurosciences psychiatriques||2||Again in 2013-14|
You can register to the "Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science (module 1)" directly online in the RESAL website, but please remember to inform the LN coordinator about your registration, with copy to your thesis director as usual.
Click here to see a calendar with all LN PhD courses and other intersting PhD and MSc courses.
How to register
For LN PhD, Unil MSc courses and Unige MSc courses, e-mail the LN coordinator at least two weeks before the course starts (unless other deadline is specified in the course description).
Please copy your thesis director every time to register to a course, and use your university account (no gmail, hotmail, etc).
For EPFL courses please read the information available on this website, under EPFL courses.