Rigi Workshop

The Rigi Workshop is held every year to promote interdisciplinary exchange among young researchers. The topic of the 3-day workshop is proposed by researchers from the scientific societies. It can be chosen freely, but must be related to biology and take different disciplines (from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering) into account. 40 doctoral students and post-docs from all over Switzerland can participate. The Platform Biology organises the Rigi Workshops together with the researchers.

Aussicht Hotel Rigi Kulm

Location: Rigi-Kulm Hotel

Date: Generally end of January / beginning of February

Registration: The workshop is open for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from all Swiss Institutions of Higher Education. You have to regisiter online and submit an abstract of your current research project (title and a maximum of 300 words) and a letter of motivation before the registration deadline. The letter of motivation should also briefly explain why the specific interdisciplinary topic is of interest to you. A selection will be made based on submitted absracts and motivation letters. This will ensure that active, motivated students from different disciplines and institutions attend.

Registration fee: After you have been accepted to participate, a registration fee of CHF 150 is due. The fee includes:

  • All lectures and workshops with documentations.
  • All meals, coffee breaks and mineral water between arrival and departure (all other beverages at your own expense).
  • Accommodation for two nights during the workshop in a double room. Please add a comment in your registration, if you wish to share the room with a specific person.

For your further information:

  • For a poster session participants will be asked to bring a poster of their research and to give a speed talk to present it.
  • At the end of the workshop participants will receive a certificate of attendance, which allows to request one ECTS-credit of the respective university


  • Formazione delle giovani leve


Dr. Claudia Rutte
Piattaforma di Biologia
Casa delle Accademie
Casella postale
3001 Berna

+41 31 306 93 35