Phylogeny and Evolution using Bioinformatics

Practical organisation

The course is held in a one-week session, and requires full-time attendance (For ECTS issues see here). Lodgings and meals are organized for students unable to commute from their places of residence. The locale will be the Dorigny campus, which is conveniently reached by local train ("TSOL") or by car (see below).
Sessions run from 8:45 to 18:00 approximately, with a lunch break. As a general rule, theory is presented in the morning while the afternoon is spent doing practical exercises under the supervision of the course staff.

Registration and refunding

A registration fee of CHF 100.- is asked to all participants before the beginning of the course and confirmed registrations are posted here.
Cancellation of the participation during the two weeks preceeding the course will lead to only partial refunding of the registration fee.
For those belonging to a University that participates in the 3ème Cycle Romand (Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Berne, Basel and EPFL), the CUSO is giving limited financial support (see the directives of the CUSO for more details):
  • transportation only from the home institution to the course location. The reimbursement is based on CFF half fare card, 2e class and only with original receipts.
  • lodging (max. CHF 100.- per day)
We will use EMBnet funds to give limited support to participants from other institutions.


Location, housing and transportation

The course will be held in Lausanne at the University of Lausanne.
Participant are requested to arrange their housing.
The following hotels are convenient as they are located close to the campus:

Hôtel-Restaurant Le Parc
chemin du Parc 2
CH-1024 Ecublens

Tel: +41 (0) 21 694 2525
Fax: +41 (0) 21 691 1896
Motel des Pierettes
Route Cantonale 19
CH-1025 St-Sulpice

Tel: +41 (0) 21 691 2525
Fax: +41 (0) 21 691 2530

To get to the Amphipole from the hotel, within a 3 min. walk you can reach the next TSOL stop (Crochy) and take the TSOL at Crochy to the TSOL stop "UNIL-Sorge" (about 4 min.).
The University campus can easily be reached from the center of Lausanne by the urban railway, the "TSOL". It is also near the motorway, but there is no free parking at the school !
(Please note that the organizers will not be able to reimburse parking fees)

Course staff


Technical aspects

The number of participants is limited by the number of assistants and by the number of workstations available in the classroom. Every effort is made to ensure that the skills acquired during the course can be used at any academic site.