A winter school on gut microbiome and nutrition

12-17 March 2017, Switzerland

In our winter school we bring together leading specialists in the field of nutrition and life sciences from industry and academia to discuss the current challenges in research related to the human gut microbiome and nutrition.

This school is addressed to PhD students that are interested in or already working on projects related to microbiology or nutrition, willing to expand their knowledge on the latest trends in this area. We will host up to 20 PhD students mainly coming from EPFL and ETHZ. Up to six places will be available to students coming from external institutions.

The winter school is an interactive 5-day event featuring talks and discussions around the following topics:
The gut microbiome: origin, definition and evolution
Microbiome and nutrition: from fast- to superfood, nutrition in health and disease
● Pathogens and antibiotics: how bad bugs harm our commensal microbiome
Applied research: state of the art techniques for the study, analysis and quantification

Additionally, a soft skills section will teach students effective ways of communication and project management. Participants will have the chance to present their research during a 180-second flash talk and a poster session.
Of course, several social activities in the mountain village Fiesch and its ski resort are planned to facilitate communication and networking between the participants!