- 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.

Rigi Poster 2015 (A. Willener)
Rigi Poster 2015 (A. Willener)
Rigi Poster 2015 (A. Willener)
Rigi Poster 2015 (A. Willener)

rigi view 4 (A. Willener)
rigi view 4 (A. Willener)
rigi view 4 (A. Willener)

Rigi-Workshop, call for future projects!

Would you like to organise an interdisciplinary workshop related to biology for PhD students ?

Additional information

Rigi-Workshop Storyboarding Science, Film set
Immagine: Christoph Lüthi, Platform Biology
Rigi-Workshop Storyboarding Science, Film set
Rigi-Workshop Storyboarding Science, Film set (Immagine: Christoph Lüthi, Platform Biology)

Latest Rigi-Workshop:

Storyboarding Science: Interdisciplinary Workshop for Scientists and Filmmakers

13-16 November 2016

Good scientists are specialists who know a lot about a specific subject. Brilliant scientist can transform this knowledge into a story that is comprehensible to the public. This workshop brings together life scientists interested in using film to communicate their research and filmmakers looking for fascinating stories.

Experienced and acknowledged teachers offer life scientists the basic skills of conceptual and technical filmmaking (script-writing, storyboarding, filming and editing) and present filmmakers with exciting content to generate new forms of cinematic communication.

More information here.

Previous Rigi-Workshops

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)