Molecular Life Sciences

Doctoral Program in Molecular Life Sciences (EDMS)

EDMS trains doctoral students to become leaders in biological research. The basis of this education is laboratory-based research and access to state of art technological platforms, combined with coursework, in-house seminars, national and international conferences.

At a glance…

Institutes with EDMS-affiliated labs
  • Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC)
  • Global Health Institute (GHI)
  • Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS)
  • Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)
  • Brain Mind Institute (BMI)
  • School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC)
  • School of Basic Sciences (SB)
Areas of expertise
  • Cell biology
  • Developmental biology
  • Biochemistry & biophysics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Cancer research
  • Microbiology
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Immunology
  • Systems biology
  • Computational biology
  • Human genetics
  • Stem cells
  • Metabolism

View thesis directors of EDMS-affiliated laboratories

Research groups with open positions for the next round of interviews and their projects are listed here. The page is updated as new positions become available.

Next interviews: 17th to 19th June 2020

Talented and ambitious students may contact group leaders in advance, but formal applications must be submitted directly to EDMS before the April or November deadlines, respectively. Explanations on how to get to SV building


REGISTRATION IS OPEN: 14th LIMNA Symposium 06.05.2020


With: Invited speakers: Georgia Konstantinidou, University of Bern   /    Markus Stoffel, ETH Zurich  /      8 short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts
Place and room: SV 1717
Category: Deadline


Campus Biotech Neuromodulation Workshop


With: Friedhelm Hummel (Center for Neuroprosthetics, EPFL),  Axel Thielscher (Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen), Gesa Hartwigsen (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig), Til Ole Bergmann (German Resilience Center, Mainz), Silvia Marchesotti (Dept of Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva), Nir Grossman (UK Dementia Research Institute, Imperial College London), Marc Bächinger (Dept of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich), Estelle Raffin (Center for Neuroprosthetics, EPFL), Roland Beisteiner (Dept of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna)
Place and room: Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Geneva
Category: Conferences – Seminars

RemoteCon 2020


With: Marcel Salathé, SV-IT, Pauline Borg
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Complete agenda of events



Prof. Daniel Constam
Phone: 41 21 693 07 41
Office: SV 2837


Tatiana Dubi
Phone: 41 21 693 07 82‬
Office: SV 2515

EPFL EDMS program
SV 2515
CH-1015 Lausanne

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