The 2022 edition of the Annual Meeting of the NeuroLéman Network and Doctoral Schools will take place on September 1-3 in Les Diablerets.

This annual retreat is a gathering of our ‘Neuro’ community of PIs, postdocs and PhD candidates from UNIGE, UNIL EPFL. UNIFR.

While September 1 will be a day for NeuroLeman PI’s to meet and discuss, September 2 & 3 will be dedicated to lectures, encounters, presentations and social activities for PhD candidates and PI’s in common.


The meeting is free of charge for PhD candidates of the local doctoral programs in neuroscience. LNDS candidates beyond the first year of PhD are obliged to submit an abstract. 1/2 ECTS is granted for a poster or oral presentation. EPFL doctoral programs usually grant an ECTS for oral or poster presentation.

For MEETING REGISTRATION, please click here.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: Once you created your user account, you can directly submit your abstract here. (In case you forgot your credentials, please send an e-mail to

– Registration with poster or talk before August 1, 2022 (maximal abstract length 250 words).
– Registration without abstract before August 15, 2022.


  • Plenary lecture and discussion with Tom Stafford (Associate Director of the RoRi Consortium, Lecturer @ Sheffield University, UK)
  • Talk by Valentina Borghesani (new SNF professor @ FPSE-UNIGE)
  • Talk by Corinne Benakis (LNDS alumna; now @ LMU Munich, Germany)
  • Talk by Gabrielle Pouchelon (LNDS alumna; now @ Cold Spring Harbor Lab, US)
  • Talk by Shanaz Diessler (LNDS alumna; now project leader and entrepreneur-a)
  • Data blitz presentations of NeuroLéman PhD candidates from selected abstracts

Plus: Science career roundtable with NeuroLeman junior PI’s
Plus: Lunch and apero poster sessions for extended discussions with peers
Plus: The famous Diablerets dinner and bar crawl