The course is held in a one-week session, and requires full-time attendance
during this week. Lodgings and meals are organized for students unable
to commute from their places of residence.
The course is organized at the University of Bern. The locale is the
Zellbiologisches Zentrum of the University of Bern. The Zellbiologisches
Zentrum can be conveniently reached by public transportation (see below).
Sessions runs from 9:00 to 18:00 approximately, with a lunch break.
As a general rule, each half-day consist of a theoretical introduction
of 90-120min, while the rest is spent doing practical exercises under
the supervision of the course staff.
The course is supported by the Swiss
Committee for Molecular Biology. We have currently no funding to
give support to the participants, but we might offer partial reimbursement
expenses to students from the Swiss Universities or other Swiss
The registration fee for academics is 100 CHF.
Contact: Lorenza Bordoli
Location, housing and transportation
The course will be held in the seminar room C159 of the Institute
of Cell Biology and in the Bioscience
library (Fachbereichsbibliothek Bühlplatz-FBB) of
the Zellbiologisches Zentrum, University Bern. Travel information
how to reach the Institute of Cell Biology (the library is in the
same building) can be found here.
Housing will be arranged at the Hotel Arabelle
close to the Institute of Cell Biology.
The address of the Hotel is:
Phone +41 31 301 03 05
Fax +41 31 302 42 62
Information how to reach the Hotel can be found on the web
site of the Hotel.
The number of participants is limited by the number of assistants and
by the number of workstations available in the classroom. No proprietary
software is used, only a web browser is required. Every effort is made
to ensure that the skills acquired during the course can be used at
any academic site connected to the Internet.