Fungi-Bacteria interactions - a joint symposium with CUSO

18 June 2012

A joint symposium with CUSO Doctoral Program in Microbial sciences .


Organizers: Pilar Junier (University of Neuchâtel)  and Daniel Job (University of Neuchâtel)


To present the most recent scientific advances in the field of Fungi-Bacteria interaction.

To discuss novel methodological approaches in the field.


Recent studies of the interactions between bacteria and fungi have clearly shown that they are essential for shaping the biological communities above and below Earth’s surface. However, we still know little about the nature of these interactions and their effects on nutrient/niche/habitat exploitation for each partner.

The 1-day symposium plans to bring together two leading teams in the topic to discuss advances in the area as well as to allow Swiss young scientist to discover this novel field.


Dr Saskia Bindschedler , Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

Prof. Jan Dirk van Elsas , University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr Lukas Y. Wick , Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany

General information

Dates :  Monday 18 June 2012

Schedule : 8.55 - 17.00

Location: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, building C (Animalerie), room C001

Credit point : 0.5 credit point (Scientific activity, DP)

Evaluation : Full attendance and active participation

Information : Please contact the scientific organizer Pilar Junier or Christiane Bobillier

Travel expenses : participants in the CUSO doctoral program in Microbial sciences and Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology are eligible for reimbursement of incurred travel expenses by train (half-fare card, and 2nd class).

  • For  CUSO doctoral program in Microbial sciences participants: see information on the web site.
  • For Interuniversity doctoral program in organismal biology participants who are not member of a CUSO University. Please send the original tickets (no copies) with the reimbursement form  to Christiane Bobillier. No reimbursement for bus, taxi or car travel expenses will be paid.



This workshop is free and opened to all PhD students.  Post-docs and master students are welcome as long as places are available.

  • Maximum number of participants: 15. COURSE FULL

Registration through  closed (CUSO doctoral program in Microbial sciences web site )

Deadline: 31 May 2012

Please note the cancellation policy (CHF 30) .