In addition to conducting a research project in a group at either ISREC or GHI, graduate students complete their education by attending courses and seminars. Students are required to accumulate 12 credits during their doctoral studies.
(3-4 credits each)
Each course covers a topic in cell or molecular biology and typically consists of ~10 weekly two-hour sessions, with a lecture by invited speakers followed by a discussion of scientific papers. Usually one graduate course is offered each year. Some other graduate courses on other topics may be proposed once per two or three year.
EPFL offers a broad spectrum of doctoral courses and practicals open to EDMS students. The available courses and their credits are listed in the course book.
The Doctoral Program in Microbial Sciences (DPMS) was launched in the beginning of 2011 and its activities are open to all EDMS students.
To learn more about this program and its activities, click on this link.
Registration for these courses requires the approval of the thesis director.
Biology Master course at the ENS Lyon
Credits for these and other external courses requires the pre-approval by the EDMS doctoral program director:
Courses are credited on the basis of 1 credit for 14 hours of lectures/practicals and 14 hours of homework, provided the student’s performance is evaluated (ECTS accreditation system).
Attending/speaking/presenting a poster at a scientific meeting or attending seminars is encouraged but does not count as credits (except for the EPFL Life Science Seminars).
Course certificates must be transmitted to the EDMS office.
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