Educational Programme


The Center for the Study of Behaviour fosters education in behavioral neuroscience by means of three different approaches :

  1. By hosting and coaching pre-master, master and pre-doctoral students willing to get familiarized with the analysis of rodent behaviour. Albeit some support can be provided to foreign students in form of lodging, stages at the CEC are normally not remunerated.
    See below for a list of students who spent a training period at CEC.

  2. By helding an annual course on methods in behavioral research, called Measuring Behaviour.This course is mainly focused on issues of experimental design, technical troubleshooting and confounds, rather than on neurobiological aspects.

  3. By inviting behavioral scientists to give scientific seminars with an accent on methodology and novel approaches. (See below)

Former students



Lucas DegrugillierPre-Master BiologyUniv Lausanne

Univ. Lausanne

2013Jean de MontignyStage M 1 Animal & Human BehaviourUniv of Rennes 1 (F)

PhD student @ LTSI Univ of Caen (F)

2011Giusi CagnaStage Post-Master PsychologyUniv of Trieste (I)

PhD student Univ of Genova (I)

2011Benjamin Boury JamotStage M2 NeuroscienceUniv of Paris 2 (F)

Phd student, Univ of Lausanne

2010-2011Zorina von SiebenthalStage Master PsychologyUniv of Lausanne

PhD student, Neuropsychology, Univ of Montreal


Seminars given by invited speakers in the framework of the Course «Measuring Behaviour»


Helene Richter
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit, Mannheim

Same same but different: standardization and reproducibility in animal experiments


Simone Macrì
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome   

Adaptive plasticity, replicability of experimental findings, and the beauty of normality


Elisabetta Vannoni: 
section of functional neuroanatomy, University of  Zürich

Behavioral phenotyping of mice in a social homecage setting ( IntelliCage)


Gerlinde A. Metz 
CCBN, Lethbridge, CA

Stress Imprinting: How Experience Shapes Brain Plasticity and Disease


Thierry Steimer 
Psychiatry, Belle-Idee, Geneva

From the concept of anxiety to “coping strategy” with real or potential threats


Elvira de Leonibus 
IGB, CNR, Naples, Italy

Do mice have a working memory span?


Christopher Pryce
(PLaTRAD) Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich

Mouse models for improved understanding and treatment of depression


Pascale Gisquet-Verrier
CNPS, Paris

From memory retrieval to behavioural flexibility: dissecting discrimination learning behaviour by means of a modified Y-maze


Oliver Hardt 
Dept Psychology, McGill, Montreal

The object recognition paradigm as a tool to study memory processes in the rat.


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