March 2020: Felix defended his PhD thesis, congratulations Dr. Rost!


July/November 2019: Michelle defended her PhD thesis and received a distinction for her PhD. Congratulations Dr. Schorer, well done!

Defense Michelle Schorer


March 2019: Niko defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Rakebrandt!

Defense Niko Rakebrandt


November 2018: Nicole is elected into the EMBO Young Investigator Program



November 2018: Kathi defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations Dr. Lambert!

Defense Kathi Lambert


September 2018: Niko wins Best Poster Award at the ECI in Amsterdam. Congratulations Niko!

Niko wins Best Poster Award ECI


August 2018: Thanks to Felix’s analytical skills we contribute to the exhibition ‘100 Ways of Thinking’ with a room sized tSNE plot. Explore the exhibition until November 4th 2018



July 2018: Nicole is featured in a summer series from ‘Echo der Zeit’ on Swiss national radio that highlights the diversity of research in Switzerland. Listen to the interview



January 2018: The WEF Young Scientists Community launches its code of ethics


Read the Editorial in Nature


March 2017: We welcome a group of 4 year olds to the lab to explore the world of bacteria and microbes. Download the coloring page here Coloring_bugs.pdf (PDF, 1 MB)



June 2016:    Nicole speaks at the World Economic Forum Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China



May 2016:     Nicole gets elected into the World Economic Forum Young Scientists Community



May 2016:     Nicole gives her inaugural lecture