Protein structure: prediction and analysis

Practical organisation

The course is held in a one-week session, and requires full-time attendance. Lodgings and meals are organized for students unable to commute from their places of residence. The locale will be the EPFL campus, which is conveniently reached by local train ("TSOL") or by car (see below).
Sessions runs from 8:45 to 18:00 approximately, with a lunch break. As a general rule, each half-day consists of a theoretical introduction of 90-120min, while the rest is spent doing practical exercises under the supervision of the course staff.

Registration and refunding

A registration fee of CHF 100.- is asked to all participants before the beginning of the course and confirmed registrations will be posted here.
Cancellation of the participation during the two weeks preceeding the course will lead to only partial refunding of the registration fee.
For those belonging to a University that participates in the 3ème Cycle Romand (Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Berne, Basel and EPFL), the CUSO is giving limited financial support (see the directives of the CUSO for more details):
  • transportation only from the home institution to the course location. The reimbursement is based on CFF half fare card, 2e class and only with original receipts.
  • lodging (max. CHF 100.- per day)

Course staff


Technical aspects

The number of participants is limited by the number of assistants and by the number of workstations available in the classroom. Every effort is made to ensure that the skills acquired during the course can be used at any academic site.

Location, housing and transportation

The course will be held in Lausanne at the EPFL.
Participant are requested to arrange their housing.
The following hotels are convenient as they are located close to the campus:

Hôtel-Restaurant Le Parc
chemin du Parc 2
CH-1024 Ecublens

Tel: +41 (0) 21 694 2525
Fax: +41 (0) 21 691 1896
Motel des Pierettes
Route Cantonale 19
CH-1025 St-Sulpice

Tel: +41 (0) 21 691 2525
Fax: +41 (0) 21 691 2530
Lausanne Youth Hostel
ch. du Bois-de-Vaux 36
1007 Lausanne (VD)

Tel: +41 (0)21 626 02 22
Fax: +41 (0)21 626 02 26
Lausanne GuestHouse & Backpacker
Chemin des Epinettes 4
CH-1007 Lausanne

Tel: +41 (0)21 601 80 00
Fax: +41 (0)21 601 80 01

To get to the EPFL from the hotel, within a 3 min. walk you can reach the next TSOL stop (Crochy) and take the TSOL at Crochy to the EPFL (about 2 min.).
The EPFL can easily be reached from the center of Lausanne by the urban railway, the "TSOL". It is also near the motorway, but there is no free parking at the school:
Parking fees for a day are around 8.50 CHF. Another option is to park your car in the green marked parking areas and to get a parking ticket at the information desk of the EPFL (15.- CHF / month).

(Please note that the organizers will not be able to reimburse parking fees)

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