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 whose titles are indicated in French.
LN PhD courses: Theory
|Stem cells in Neuroscience||1||Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2013|
|Experimental Neurotoxicology||1||Nov 1- Dec 13, 2013|
|Neuronal Development: from stem cell to human therapy||1|
|Les gènes à l'épreuve de l'environnement : une approche épigénétique des maladies psychiatriques||1||again in 2014|
|Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development||1||again in April/May 2014|
|Man as a mechanism: the neuroscience-philosophy interface||0.5|
|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|
|Auditory Neuroscience||0.5||Nov 22 + 29, 2013|
|Predictive Coding and Cortical Oscillations||1||February 6-7, 2014|
LN PhD courses: Theory and Demonstrations
|Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells||1||7 Jan-4 Feb 2014|
|Experimental design for rodent behavioral testing||1||Spring 2014|
LN PhD courses: Hands-on
|Introduction to MATLAB||2||Oct 10 - Dec 6, 2013|
|SPM (Statistical Parametric Mapping) Short Course||1.5||Nov 28-30, 2013|
|Structural Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis for Neuroscientists||1.5|
|Advanced PhD course in EEG recording and analysis||2.5|
|Techniques and Approaches in Morphology||3||June 2-6, 2014|
|EEG in neurology and neuroscience||2.5||September 1-5, 2014|
|Introduction to programming and algorithms||2||Nov 11 - Dec 18, 2013|
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.
Please register directly via their website and provide the LNDS coordinator with your certificate of attendance and a course description to validate your credits.
Unil MS courses
|Course name and organizer||ECTS||Start Date|
|Brain Development - JP Hornung||1.5||Spring 2014|
|Sensory Functions - E.Welker||1.5||Spring 2014|
|Neuron-Glia Biology - A.Volterra||1.5||Spring 2014|
|Modulation of Synaptic Transmission - D.Fasshauer||1||Spring 2014|
|Natural and Pathological Neuronal Death - N.Toni||1||Spring 2014|
|Introduction to Psychiatric Neuroscience - K.Do||1.5||Spring 2014|
Unige MSc couses
|Course name and organizer||ECTS||Start Date|
|Principles of neurobiology I - D. Müller, J-M. Matter||2||23 Sept 2013|
|Principles of neurobiology II - J-M. Matter, D. Müller||2||18 Sept 2013|
|Techniques for investigating Brain Functions - C. Michel||2||19 Sept 2013|
|Introduction to cognitive and affective neuroscience - P. Vuilleumier||2||Spring 2014|
|PET and MRI Imaging in Neuroscience - P. Millet||2||Spring 2014|
|Neurobiology of vigilance states - M. Muehlethaler||2||Spring 2014|
|Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology - A. Saj||2||Spring 2014|
|Psychiatric Neuroscience - A. Malafosse||2||Spring 2014|
|Neurobiologie de la représentation spatiale - R. Maurer||2||Spring 2014|
|Neuropsychologie de la musique - C. James||2||Spring 2014|
|Neuropsychologie des émotions et neurosciences affectives - D. Grandjean||Spring 2014|
|Neuropsychologie cognitive - A. Pegna||2||Spring 2014|
|Neuropsychologie du langage chez l'adulte I - M. Laganaro||2||September 2013|
Click here to see the program of the Geneva MSc program in Neuroscience.
Please note that some courses (among them the compulsory ones) are given in English.
For most of 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, but we will validate only 2 credits for our PhD students.
To register, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (mentioning the name of the course as subject and your supervisor in copy) at least two weeks before the course starts.
To register to these courses, send an e-mail to email@example.com (with the name of the course as subject and your supervisor in copy) at least two weeks before the beginning of the course.
|Academic writing skills for doctoral students||2||Feb 24 - May 28, 2014|
|Conference and Seminar Skills in English||1||Jan 14-21, 2014|
|Désir, plaisir et dépendance : une histoire moderne de l'addiction I - Considérations théoriques et expérimentales||1|
|Désir, plaisir et dépendance : une histoire moderne de l'addiction II - Considérations cliniques et thérapeutiques||1|
|Scientific writing and publishing (UNIL)||1.5||Jan 27 - Feb 17, 2014|
|Scientific writing and publishing (UNIL)||1.5||April 7-30, 2014|
|Méthodes statistiques: théorie et applications||2||TBC|
|Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science||2||Jan 20-29, 2014|
|Scientific english: presenting and writing (Unige)|
|Scientific communication and redaction (Unige)|
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.
Course dates in 2014
COURSES IN ENGLISH IN LAUSANNE (UNIL-Dorigny; Priority is given to the non-french speaking persons)
- from the 20th to the 24th of January 2014 (theory and practice)
- from the 27th to the 29th of January 2014 (practice)
- from the 16th to the 20th of June 2014 (theory and practice)
- from the 23rd to the 25th of June 2014 (pratice)
COURSES IN FRENCH IN LAUSANNE AND GENEVA
- from the 17th to the 21th of March 2014 (theory+practice)
- from the 24th to the 26th of March 2014 (practice)
- from the 25th to the 29th of August 2014 (theory+practice)
- from the 1st to the 03rd of September 2014 (pratice)
How to register
For LN PhD, Unil MSc courses and Unige MSc courses, write an e-mail 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.