Doctoral School in Life Sciences



What is the DSLS?

The Doctoral School in Life Sciences (DSLS) constitutes the doctoral program of the Institute of Biology at UniNE.



What is the DSLS mission?

The DSLS has for mission to promote and foster scientific quality and integrity, to help you complement and further your education and skills, and to ensure a satisfactory and timely progress of your thesis.


  • Foster education

the DSLS offers a variety of workshops, courses and activities to help you complement and further your education and skills.


  • Monitor progress 

To ensure a satisfactory and timely progress of the PhD thesis, the DSLS requires that you and your supervisor report each year on the progress your PhD thesis. This is achieved through the annual Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings and supervision evaluation questionnaires.


  • Support and advise. 

The DSLS academic coordinator can provide advice and support on how to best promote your academic, scientific, and transversal skills. In case of conflict or personal issues related to the PhD thesis, the coordinator can put you in contact with the service best suited to answer your questions or help you.


Does the DSLS deliver a degree?

The DSLS does not award the PhD degree. After a successful PhD defense, the DSLS delivers a certificate of completion to the candidates who have complied with all its requirements


What are the DSLS requirements?

DSLS member are required to fulfill a number of requirements during the time of your PhD:

  • Appoint a Thesis Advisory Committee (TAC) and organize its yearly meetings (more information here)
  • Validate credits by following workshops and courses (more information here)
  • Present a poster at the Annual PhD meeting the first year of their PhD.


DSLS PhD timeline


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Upcoming activities

Service Learning: Microbes go to School

​February-May 2024


Data visualization with R

15-16 April 2024 (Lausanne)


Visions for a Sustainable Agriculture

15-17 May 2024 (Neuchâtel)