Practical information



Wifi Symposium

Wi-fi during the symposium
• name: Free-STCC
• userid: 2091999872
• password: 6101

Registration Deadlines

3 days participants
Early Bird: September 1st, 2017 (Abstract Submission deadline: 1st October 2017)
Standard: October 10th, 2017 (Abstract Submission deadline: 1st October 2017)

1st day open to the public registration mandatory by 10th October 2017 – English/French translation provided

Cocktails, coffee breaks & meals will be provided to all registered participants.

SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

On the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Feel free to take a Virtual Tour of the EPFL campusDownload an Orientation Map (PDF)

How to get there
It is strongly recommended to use public transportation

We highly suggest that public transportation is used as parking is limited (and costly). 

For those staying in the hotels, a FREE transportation card will be given throughout the stay valid for the bus and / or the metro in Lausanne.

Arriving by Train

You can reach the EPFL by arriving either at the Lausanne train station or at the Renens train station.

See the Swiss Railway website for details and timetables.

From the Lausanne train station to the SwissTech Convention Center EPFL: (~30min)
Cross the road from the Station, then take the Metro M2 (direction Epalinges, Croisette) and stop at Lausanne-Flon, then take the Metro M1 that will take you to the EPFL stop that is next to the Swiss Tech Convention Center.

From the Renens train station to the EPFL: (approx. 17min)
You can directly take the Metro M1 which starts in the train station, located next to Track 1, and will take you to the EPFL Stop. As Renens is the terminus of the metro, you needn’t worry about which direction to take it in.

Arriving by Car

• From Airport Geneva-Cointrin, take highway A1 to Lausanne. Take exit 2 toward Saint-Sulpice / Ecublens / EPFL
• From Airport Zurich-Kloten, take highway A1 to Bern. Then follow A12 – A9 to Lausanne. Then follow instructions above
• From Airport Basel-Mulhouse, follow highway A3 to Basel. Then take A2 – A1 to Bern and after A12 – A9 to Lausanne.

You can use Google Maps to orient yourself towards the EPFL campus by entering the address of the conference (bottom of this page).

Map of the EPFL Campus (parking & general infos)


List of hotels (negotiated rates)

  • Please contact the hotel directly
  • Specify LSS2017 in your booking to benefit from the negotiated EPFL rates
  • Number of rooms are limited

Poster Sessions
Guidelines for submitting an abstract

  • Register & buy your ticket and tick “I want to present an abstract”
  • After completing registration, you will receive an email with personal login information which will allow you to submit your abstract of 150 words max. until October 1 (22.00 UTC)
  • If you haven’t heard from us within 7 days after submission, your abstract has been accepted
  • 3 Flash talk presentations: The 3 selected posters will be invited for a flash-talk presentation (10 mins.)
  • 3 selected abstracts/posters for 3 EPFL-EMBO Press Poster Awards
  • Boards will be assigned for presenting your posters in the main hall of the Swiss Tech Convention Center, please bring your poster with you the 1st day.
  • Poster format is: A0 (841×1189 mm) vertical
  • Abstract length: 150 words max.
  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 October 2017


Address of the Conference

SwissTech Convention Center
Route Louis-Favre 2
CH-1024 Ecublens

Address of the Organiser

EPFL School of Life Sciences
Station 19
CH-1015 Lausanne