Please note that the course below is mandatory for all EDBB PhD Students:
- BIO-664 Responsible Conduct in Biomedical Research (1 ECTS)
Education course on laboratory animal experimentation organized by the Lemanic Animal Facility Network (RESAL).
- Module 1: Theoretical and practical course on “laboratory rodants” (40h), practical course on “laboratory aquatic animals” (20h), practical course on “pigs” (20h)
- Module 2: Education for persons responsible for directing animal experiments
Please note that in EDBB any EPFL course (BA/MA/PhD) which may be useful to the PhD Students for the advancement of their thesis projects can count towards the 12-credit requirement, providing that the EDBB candidate’s thesis director approves of him/her taking the course.
Recommended Bachelor & Master courses
- BIO-467 Advanced Bioengineering Methods Laboratory (4 ECTS) – Prof. Georg Fantner, Prof. Carlotta Guiducci, Prof. Aleksandra Radenovic
- BIO-329 Ethical issues in scientific research (2 ECTS) – Dr. Gaia Barazzetti
- BIO-455 Introduction to Law and ethics in LST (3 ECTS) – Dr. Gaia Barazzetti, Dr. Dominique Sprumont
- BIOENG-437 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (3 ECTS)- Dr. Pick Horst
- ChE-411 ‘Principles and Applications of Systems Biology’ (3 ECTS) – Prof. Vassily Hatzimanikatis
- BIO-447 Stem Cell Biology and Technology (3 ECTS) – Prof. Freddy Radtke, Prof. David Suter, Prof. Matthias Lutolf
- BIO-692 Symmetry and Conservation in the Cell (3 ECTS) – Dr. Julian Shillcock
EDMI – Microsystems and Microelectronics
- MICRO-706 Microfluidics for lab-on-a-chip (1 ECTS)- Dr. Win de Malsche, Dr. Séverine Le Gac
EDMX – Materials Science and Engineering
- MSE-617 Nanoparticles for medical applications (2 ECTS) – various lecturers, Prof. Heinrich Hofmann
EDRS – Robotics, Control, and Intelligent Systems
- ENG-606(a) Design of experiments (4 ECTS) – Dr. J.-M. Fuerbringer
Students can earn credits from other external doctoral courses if the EDBB program director approves them beforehand and this approval is documented in writing: course description, number of hours, organizing institution and instructor. Provision of credits follows the EPFL rules, in terms of duration and evaluation.
External courses may include Summer/Winter schools, training camps, however not seminars, nor conferences.
1 credit = 28 hours of work (contact hours + hours of personal work), with a written or oral examination of the student.
Please use the following document for your external course credit request and follow the instructions on the top of the form: Request for outside course credit