How to Apply

We hope to be opening our on-line application again in mid-November 2021 for SRP 2022!  Stay tuned and stay safe!

Students must

  • be enrolled in a university in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or a similar life sciences program
  • have a minimum of GPA equivalent to a 3.75/4.0 grade or higher
  • have completed at least two years of undergraduate work up to the first year of a master’s degree
  • show a strong interest in pursuing a career in life sciences

The selection is based upon

  • Your CV (1-2 pages)
  • Your motivation letter (maximum 750 words)
  • The explanation of lab choices (2-3 sentences per lab)
  • University transcript or school official list of classes and grades
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Basic life sciences background is essential; previous lab experience is a plus

Please submit your online application, including pdf uploads of all the above mentioned documents. Only applications with the full application material will be taken into consideration.

ATTENTION: Prepare all your documents (CV, Motivation Letter, Lab Explanations, Transcripts) and contact details for your 2 referees (name, institution, and email address) in advance. Once you begin your application, you must finish it in one sitting.


The online application usually opens each year in mid-November for the following summer.

The annual application deadline is 31st of January.

All applicants will receive an email about three weeks after the deadline with the result of their application.

Blanke Lab – Mechanisms of body perception, body awareness and self-consciousness in humans

Courtine Lab – Motor control and neuroprosthetics in rodents, monkeys and humans

Gerstner Lab – Computations in neuronal networks, plasticity and learning

Ghezzi Lab – Neuro-optoelectronic interfaces and visual prosthesis

Gräff Lab – Mechanisms of long-term memory in mice – epigenetics, PTSD and Alzheimer’s disease

Herzog Lab – Human visual perception and schizophrenia

Hummel Lab – Human sensorimotor systems, plasticity and rehabilitation after stroke and traumatic brain injury

La Manno Lab – Neurodevelopmental Systems Biology

McCabe Lab – Motor circuits and diseases in flies, mice and humans

Petersen Lab – Neuronal circuits for reward-based learning of goal-directed behaviour in mice

Ramdya Lab – Neural circuits driving behavior in flies and robots

Sandi Lab – Mechanisms of stress and anxiety in humans and rodents

Schneggenburger Lab – Synaptic mechanisms of fear learning in mice

Ablasser Lab – Innate Immunity

Blokesch Lab – Bacterial Pathoecology and Evolution

Fellay Lab – Genomics of Infection and Immunity

Lemaitre Lab – Drosophila Immunity and Symbiosis

McKinney Lab – Microbiology and Microtechnology

Persat Lab – Bacterial mechanobiology and mechanotransduction

Van der Goot Lab – Molecular Signaling and Rare Diseases

Altug Lab – Optical nanobiosensors, lab-on-a-chip devices, ultra-sensitive spectroscopy, nanoplasmonics, metamaterials

Correia Lab – Immunoengineering, computational biology, protein design and proteomics.

Barth Lab – Protein design, computational biology, protein biophysics and biochemistry, structural biology, cellular signal transmission, cell engineering, synthetic biology.

Dal Peraro – Computational biophysics and structural biology, multiscale molecular simulations, macromolecular assembly, protein and drug design, high performance computing.

Guiducci Lab – Micro-nano sensors, bioanalytics, lab-on-a-chip, 3D sensors, drug monitoring, aptamers, DNA quantification,

Ijspeert Lab – Articulated and biologically inspired robotics, modular robotics, humanoid robotics, control of locomotion and of coordinated movements in robots, computational neuroscience, neural networks, sensorimotor coordination in animals.

Manley Lab – Super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques, live cell imaging and single molecule tracking.

Maerkl Lab – Microfluidics, systems biology, synthetic biology, molecular diagnostics.

Oates Lab – Developmental biology, genetic oscillations, physics of biology, quantitative imaging, single-cell biology, computer modelling, zebrafish.

Radenovic Lab – Solid-state nanopores, single-molecule imaging, biophysics, nanotechnology, 2D materials.

Renaud Lab – BioMEMS, microfluidics, cell chips, bioelectronics, biosensors.

Sahand Lab – Biophysics, Systems biology, Computational biology, Genetics, Microscopy, yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.

Sakar Lab – Microelectromechanics, biomechanics, biomedicine

Stellacci Lab – Supramolecular materials, nanotechnology, surface science.

Suter Lab – Gene expression fluctuations, cell fate choices, embryonic stem cells, single cell analysis, single molecule imaging

Van De Ville Lab – Computational neuroimaging, network analysis, dynamical systems, wavelets, mathematical imaging, sparsity, machine learning, (f)MRI, EEG, PET, Calcium imaging.

Brisken Lab – Breast cancer, mouse genetic, mammary gland development, mouse models, patient derived xenografts, estrogen and progesterone, endocrine disruptors

De Palma Lab – Tumor-associated macrophages, tumor angiogenesis and antiangiogenic therapy Immunotherapy, microRNAs, exosomes and extracellular vesicles, mouse models of cancer, immune cell engineering, lentiviral vector technologies

Hanahan Lab – Cancer, translational oncology, genetically engineered mouse models of human cancer, tumor microenvironment, angiogenesis, invasion, metastasis, pre-clinical trials

Gönczy Lab -Mechanisms of centriole assembly

Simanis Lab – Yeast, cytokinesis, mitosis, cell division, protein kinase, meiosis, mitosis