Rigi-Workshop

where disciplines meet

The Rigi-Workshop was set up by the platform biology to promote interdisciplinary exchange between young scientists. The thema of this three-day workshop changes every year, but it has to be interdisciplinary and including biology. A maximum of 40 doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from all Switzerland can participate. The platform Biology organises the Rigi workshops in collaboration with active researchers, which have submitted an appropriate subject and applied.


Herbst mitten im Sommer. Vertrocknetes braunrotes Laub und die Abendsonne tauchen den Waldrand in herbstliche Farben. Ein Wald am oberen Zürichsee am 25. Juli 2018.
Immagine: Stephan Bader, MeteoSchweiz
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Herbst mitten im Sommer. Vertrocknetes braunrotes Laub und die Abendsonne tauchen den Waldrand in herbstliche Farben. Ein Wald am oberen Zürichsee am 25. Juli 2018.
Herbst mitten im Sommer. Vertrocknetes braunrotes Laub und die Abendsonne tauchen den Waldrand in herbstliche Farben. Ein Wald am oberen Zürichsee am 25. Juli 2018. (Immagine: Stephan Bader, MeteoSchweiz)

Ecosystems under pressure: Agriculture, forestry and conservation under global change

Do you want to increase your knowledge in the fields of agriculture, forestry and conservation biology under global change? Do you want to develop your scientific network and to discuss your research with other PhD students and scientists in a friendly atmosphere on top of a mountain?

January 26 to 28, 2019
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Previous Rigi-Workshops

Rigi-Workshop 2019 - "Editing the code of human life – biological, ethical and legal perspectives" CANCELLED
Co-Organisers: Prof. Dr. Isabel Roditi (University of Bern), ‚‚Prof. Dr. Claudia Seitz (University of Basel), ‚‚Dr. Anna Deplazes Zemp (University of Zurich)

Rigi-Workshop 2018 - "Networks and interactions - from species to communities"
Co-Organisers: Prof. Dr. Christoph Scheidegger (Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL)

Rigi-Workshop 2017 - "Storyboarding Science: Interdisciplinary Workshop for Scientists and Filmmakers"
(taking place in November 2016)
​Co-Organisers: Dr. Samer Angelone-Alasaad (Global Ecofilm Festival), Prof. Jill Scott (Zurich University of the Arts) and Prof. Marille Hahne (Zurich University of the Arts)

Rigi-Workshop 2016 - "Big Answers from Small Packages - Systems and Synthetic Biology of Microbes"
Co-Organisers: Prof. Dr. Patrick Viollier (Deptartment of Microbiology & Molecular Medicine, University of Geneva) and Prof. Dr. Beat Christen (Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich)

Rigi-Workshop 2015 - "Mathematical and Computational Modeling in Life Sciences"
Co-Organisers: Prof. Dr. Christian Mazza (Department of Mathematics, University of Fribourg) and Prof. em. Dr. Jean-David Rochaix (Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva)

Rigi-Workshop 2013 - "Thinking Big in a Small World: Creativity in the Molecular Sciences"
Co-Organisers: Dr. Marc Creus and Prof. Stefan Willitsch (Department of Chemistry, University of Basel)

Rigi-Workshop 2012 - "How to improve animal experimentation: From A to Z"
Co-Organiser: PD Dr. Beat Riederer (Department of Cell Biology and Morphology, University of Lausanne)

Rigi-Workshop 2011 - "From biological machines to molecular devices of the future"
Co-Organiser: Prof. Roderick Lim (Biozentrum and Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel)


Herbst mitten im Sommer. Vertrocknetes braunrotes Laub und die Abendsonne tauchen den Waldrand in herbstliche Farben. Ein Wald am oberen Zürichsee am 25. Juli 2018.
  • 26.01.2020

Ecosystems under pressure: Agriculture, forestry and conservation under global change

Do you want to increase your knowledge in the fields of agriculture, forestry and conservation biology under global change? Do you want to develop your scientific network and to discuss your research with other PhD students and scientists in a friendly atmosphere on top of a mountain?

Call for organisers

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Vous voulez organiser un atelier interdisciplinaire, touchant à la biologie, pour des étudiantes et des étudiants de doctorat ?