Cutting-edge research ranging from engineering to quantitative biology at the shores of Lake Geneva.
The SRP Online application is now OPEN for SRP 2024.
Program dates: July 3rd to August 28th 2024
Before applying, please read the SRP site including the FAQs.
Annual deadline: January 31st, 23:59 CET.
We offer international bachelor/1st year master’s Life Science students eight weeks of lab-immersion during the summer. Join one of our research groups and experience what it means to be part of the thriving science community in Switzerland. Open to students in biology, biophysics, chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, quantitative biology and related fields.
- 20-25 participants each summer
- 8 weeks of lab experience
- Mentoring by faculty and scientific staff
- Access to scientific seminars
- Science related & personal development Friday afternoon workshops
- Closing symposium with poster session or presentations from all participants
- Rich program of social activities, including a day hike to Swiss alps with raclette, BBQs and a few possible excursions to points of interest such as CERN
- 2 months – July 3rd to August 25th 2023
- Students must be present during the entire program
- Application deadline – January 31st 2023 CET
- Please note that you must have your documents and referee details ready to upload when you start to fill out the application. There is no option to save and come back to it. Also, the referees will only receive their link to upload your letter when you submit your application. Please keep this in mind when organizing your application.
- Join on-going research in a lab of the EPFL School of Life Sciences
- Learn new techniques while studying a research topic related to current health issues
- Improve critical thinking and experimental design
- Prepare for future independent research as a graduate student
- Experience the excitement and challenges of scientific research gaining insight into what a research career entails
- Each student receives CHF 3,400 for the two-month period which covers housing and living costs.
- Housing is reserved and paid for out of the stipends beforehand.
- Students are housed together either in Lausanne or possibly in Geneva depending on lab assignment.
- Students have either single rooms or double rooms and share a kitchen and bathroom facilities with their fellow SRP participants. We cannot make special housing arrangements.
- The majority of travel costs to and from Switzerland is covered. The program reimburses up to CHF 1,000 for overseas flights and CHF 500 for shorter distances
The SRP on-line application is now open for SRP 2024!
- be currently enrolled in a university in biology, bio-physics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or other life sciences related programs
- 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 before the start of the program
- show a strong interest in pursuing a career in life sciences
- must apply using the on-line application. No other formats are acceptable.
The selection is based upon
- Your CV (1-2 pages)
- Your motivation letter (maximum 750 words)
- The explanation of 3 lab choices (2-3 sentences per lab)
- University transcript or school official list of classes and grades
- Two letters of recommendation
- Basic life sciences understanding is essential; previous lab experience is a plus
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.
YOU CANNOT SAVE IT and COME BACK.
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 six 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
Herzog Lab – Psychophysics
Jaksic Lab – Experimental Evolutionary Neurobiology
La Manno – Neurodevelopment Systems Biology
Mathis A. Lab – Computational Neuroscience & AI
Mathis M. Lab – Merging Machine Learning & Neuroscience
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
Priestley Lab – Neurobiology of Memory
Rahi Lab– Physics of Biological Systems
Ramdya Lab – Neural circuits driving behavior in flies and robots
Schrimpf Lab – Building models of vision & language, integrating multimodal representations, clinical translation.
Zenk Lab – Epigenomics of Neurodevelopment
Altug Lab – Bionanophotonic Systems
Correia Lab – Protein design and Immunoengineering
Barth Lab – Protein and Cell Engineering
Dal Peraro – Biomolecular Modeling
Ijspeert Lab – Biorobotics
Manley Lab – Experimental Biophysics
Maerkl Lab – Biological Network Characterization
Oates Lab – Segmentation Timing & Dynamics Laboratory
Radenovic Lab – Nanoscale Biology
Rahi Lab– Physics of Biological Systems
Sakar Lab – Microbiorobotic systems
Tang Lab – Biomaterials for immunoengineering
Van De Ville Lab – Medical Imaging Processing
Brisken Lab – Hormones: Keys to breast cancer prevention and therapy
De Palma Lab – Angiogenesis & Tumor Microenvironment
Karthaus Lab – Endocrine Therapy Resistance and Molecular Genetics
Thomä Lab – Structural Biology & Cryo-electron Microscopy
Waszak Lab – Computational Neuro-oncology
For more information please open this link