About SymBioSE

Nowadays science demands a high degree of motivation, international orientation, learning skills, independent working, reconciliation of own interests with future occupation and economical thinking. The goal of SymBioSE is to support student matters in every aspect mentioned. SymBioSE is the annual Symposium of Biology Students in Europe. It creates an opportunity for Biology students from all over Europe to get together to inspire each other, discuss their future and the future of Biology, and to think about concerns arising from biological research.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SymBioSE 2011 FAQ

Hi, Symbionts! We've got another message from Switzerland. This time organizers sent us a collection of the frequently asked questions. Moreover, these questions came to us with answers, amazing, isn't it? :)

Read it carefully, today we are presenting SymBioSE 2011 FAQ! Click here to download it in PDF.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

SymBioSE 2011 poster released

Hi, Symbionts!

Long time no hear! This time we are posting something here to present the official SymBioSE 2011 Switzerland poster. Click on the image to see it in a full size.

Thanks go to organizers,
Good job!

p.s. How could these Swiss guys be that responsible? :) Well, this is not just a stereotype...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

First impression ;)

Hi, we have just received a new photo of and from our Swiss organizers. We wish them good luck again ;) Keep checking this blog and the SymBioSE website for updates!

p.s. Looks like a picture from '90s, doesn't it?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Discover the Plus

Hi, Symbionts!

Here is, probably, the key link for a tourist coming to Switzerland: switzerland.com. Please also pay your attention to swissworld.org and swissinfo.ch . They are presented in English and seem to be very informative. As for me, I liked them very much - and that is not an advertisement ;)

Your administrator.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

SymBioSE 2011 website

Dear Symbionts,

We have already updated our main page and currently are working on the SymBioSE 2011 site. Having all general data and now we are just trying to organize it in the most accurate way. We are also constructing so called "national SymBioSE web page" for Switzerland. In the past, there were much more national pages that contained information about biological research in precise countries. It will be nice if we revive this tradition. If you want to help us, send an e-mail to symbiose.adm@gmail.com and we'll generate a your national web page together. This pages may be very useful for foreign biology students that are about to continue their career in your country.

General requirements are listed here: http://www.symbiose.eu.org/national.html

In 2 days we are planning to upload some photos from SymBioSE 2010 in Turkey to our Picasa albums, be sure to check them out!


The Swiss crew

SymBioSE 2011 organizers:

Joelle Sprunger
Raphael Thurnheer
Florian Heer
Micha Eichmann
Stefanie J. Krauth
Armando Lenz

Good luck!

Joelle's announcement

My dear Symbionts,

How are you doing? I guess most of you are back home and are trying to adjust to normal life.. I think “lovesick” would describe best how I feel right now, because I miss SymBioSE and all you guys so much!!

But I found 2 cures to deal with this heartsickness:
  1. Relive all those happy moments with the photos on Facebook :) and listen to Murat Dalkilic “La Fontaine”;
  2. Be a Symbiont all year through.
For me and the Swiss team this means: use all the energy gained in Turkey for the organization of the next SymBioSE in Switzerland.

For you this means: stay engaged and help us!

As you know, we had several National Assemblies in this SymBioSE. During the 2nd and 3rd session, I was taking notes which I would like to share with you. I tried to catch as many personal statements as possible, because there is not one truth about SymBioSE and how it should look like, but each of us is a crucial part and together we shape SymBioSE. If you care about SymBioSE, please have a look at the minutes.

..and the second way of engagement:

For the continuation of SymBioSE it is very important to have new Symbionts every year. That means that we have to promote SymBioSE in all European biology faculties. Some years ago our SymBioSE friends invested a lot of effort and created an MS Excel file with all the addresses. So don’t worry – most of the work has already been done! It is just time to update and revise this document.

  • Each country should define one representative who takes care of this task. This person will then check the sheet about his country only;
  • Check if the contact information is still correct. Especially verify e-mail addresses! Try to fill gaps in the table and use the corresponding columns for street, code and city (sometimes they are in one column now);
  • Add the contact information of your student associations;
  • Use the first column to track if the information has been updated;
  • Please send the file back to me (or to symbiose.adm@gmail.com) by the end of September 2010.

Thank you all for your commitment to SymBioSE! Hope to stay in touch with all of you!
Huge symbiontic hug!


SymBioSE 2010 National Assembly 2 (PDF, 397 kb)
SymBioSE 2010 National Assembly 3 (PDF, 378 kb)

List of Biology Faculties in Europe (05.10.2010; XLS, 556 kb)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


SymBioSE contacts

If you want to send greetings, use the newly configured guestbook. In our opinion it is great to send us something. So we're really looking forward to read your messages in the guestbook!
We also offer some other ways of contacting us:

Sending e-mail on symbiose.adm@gmail.com
Finding us in Skype via username symbiose_org
Subscribing to our newsletters here

... or simply search for Symbionts in social networks, such as Facebook:

Official SymBioSE Facebook group