Conferences - Seminars

29MAY
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Over the past few years, Wikidata – Wikipedia sister’s project and the free knowledge base that anyone can edit – has been adopted by a growing number of communities of practice and scientific groups as their infrastructure of choice. In this talk, I will show how expert communities, volunteers and algorithms are collaborating to build ... Read more about "Connecting the sum of all human knowledge, one edit at a time"
By Dario Taraborelli, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation
29MAY
  16:15-17:30 BC 420

Par : Jean-Pascal Pfister and Arko Ghosh - ETH, University of Zurich Abstract : Discovering the fundamental principles that govern human behavior is a major and exciting challenge. The rise of smartphones has created unprecedented opportunities for cognitive neuroscience to study unconstrained human behavior reversing the traditional focus on highly artificial laboratory experiments. For theoretical ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : To tap or not to tap: Theoretical and cognitive neurosciences to explain smartphone behaviour"
31MAY
  14:00-16:00 INR 212

EDIC Candidacy Exam Exam president: Prof. Alcherio Martinoli Thesis advisor: Prof. Boi Faltings Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract Ad-hoc multi-agent coordination is a relatively new research area, recently introduced in the seminal work of Stone et al. [Stone 2010]. Recent advances in domains such as Autonomous Agents, Intelligent Robotics, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems ... Read more about "Ad-hoc Coordination in Anonymous Games"
By Panayiotis Danassis
01JUN
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We are delighted to invite you to the roundtable event “From Bench to Market: How to launch a biotech startup”, which will introduce you, young researchers and scientists-entrepreneursto the first steps in entrepreneurship and allow discussing more openly the important topics concerning company creation. The event will comprise of the roundtable presentations and open discussions ... Read more about "From bench to market: how to launch a biotech startup"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
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02JUN
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In the last twenty years or so a number of fractional integral transforms have been introduced, some are purely mathematical and some have practical applications, especially in signal processing and optics. In this talk we introduce some of these fractional integral transforms, in particular, fractional Fourier transforms and their properties and then discuss their relationship ... Read more about "Fractional Integral transforms and Time-Frequency Representations"
By Prof. Ahmed I. Zayed, Department of Mathematical Sciences, DePaul University ...
02JUN
  14:00-16:00 CO 121

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Personalized recommendation has become a crucial aspect of many information systems, as it increases content visibility, creates users engagement and facilitates navigation. With their growing presence and the broadening of their applications, recommender systems are exposed to ... Read more about "Weak Signals from the Web: New Perspectives in Collaborative Filtering"
By Jérémie Rappaz
06JUN
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IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Federico Faggin will describe his life experience and the major lessons learned in his long career as researcher, inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley where he has been living since 1968. Faggin will also illustrate his current efforts to understand the nature of consciousness, to which he is bringing a ... Read more about "From Computers to Consciousness"
08JUN
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  09:30-17:00 SwissTech Convenition Center

Frontiers of Visual Computing Visual computing is an emerging field that aims to develop theoretical foundations and computational models to capture, transform, and synthesize visual information including images, videos, geometric shapes, and other types of unstructured data. The field has seen tremendous theoretical and algorithmic breakthroughs over the last decade that will fundamentally change the ... Read more about "IC Research Day"
By Maneesh Agrawala, Stanford University - for further information, click here  Sylvain ...
10JUN
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  10:00-17:00 smart living lab

The solar-powered house that will compete in the USA opens its doors on Saturday, 10th June. The NeighborHub, a solar-powered house that was entirely designed and built by students, will soon be ready for transport to the United States for the international Solar Decathlon 2017, which will be held in October. Before it begins its ... Read more about "Solar Decathlon"
12JUN
13JUN
  Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne

More details to come very soon. Read more about "EcoCloud Annual Event 2017"
12JUN
  14:00-16:00 INJ 322

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Volkan Cevher Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Jaggi Co-examiner: Prof. Boi Faltings Abstract The recent tremendous success of unsupervised word embeddings in a multitude of applications raises the obvious question if similar methods could be derived to improve embeddings (i.e. semantic representations) of word sequences as well. We plan to ... Read more about "Unsupervised and semi-supervised embeddings for word sequences"
By Prakhar Gupta
14JUN
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Paolo Ienne Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Giovanni de Micheli Abstract In today's scale-out datacentres, understanding the interactions of the high level system with the underlying microarchitecture enables designers to extract more performance out of the hardware. This candidacy proposal focuses on one of the outstanding issues ... Read more about "Specialized Processor Architecture for Datacentres"
By Mark Sutherland
14JUN
  14:30-16:30 INF 328

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Paolo Ienne Thesis advisor: Prof. Giovanni De Micheli Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers S. B. Akers. : Synthesis of combinational logic using three-input majority gates. SWCT, pages 149-157, 1962. L.Amaru, P.-E. Gaillardon, and G. De Micheli: Majority-inverter graph: a new paradigm for logic optimization. TCAD, 35(5):806-819,2016. R. ... Read more about "Data Structures and Algorithms for Logic Synthesis in Advanced Technologies"
By Eleonora Testa
14JUN
  16:00-18:00 INF 113

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Giovanni De Micheli Thesis advisor: Prof. Paolo Ienne Co-examiner: Prof. David Atienza Alonso Abstract Background papers A high-performance overlay architecture for pipelined execution of data flow graphs. Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL),2013 23rd International Conference on. IEEE, 201, by Capalija, Davor, and Tarek S. Abdelrahman. Fast, Flexible High-Level ... Read more about "Fast Module-Based FPGA Compile Flow from High-Level Circuit Specifications"
By Mikhail Asiatici
15JUN
16JUN
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SAVE THE DATE: Swiss Space Industry Day 2017 on 15-16 June 2017 in Lausanne The aim of these Swiss Space Industry Days is to provide up-to-date information to current and potential stakeholders on the various European institutional programmes as well as a platform to exchange experiences on the fast changing space landscape having an impact ... Read more about "Swiss Space Industry Day 2017"
16JUN
  15:30-17:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Christoph Koch Thesis advisor: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Odersky Abstract Despite numerous advances in type systems, program analysis and model checking, the verification of software artifacts is still the exception rather than the rule. Dependent refinement types have emerged as a verification technique that allows for expressive ... Read more about "Bringing Verification to Scala through Dependent Refinement Types"
By Georg Schmid
20JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Gastpar Co-examiner: Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke Abstract A converse bound is derived for the Gaussian multiple-access channel (MAC) with feedback. The bound is based on dependence-balance constraint. An essential ingredient to prove the bound is the method known in the literature as "doubling trick'' ... Read more about "Converse bound for Gaussian Multiple Access Channel with Feedback"
By Erixhen Sula
22JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Background papers Practical Near Data Processing ,Mingyu Gao, Grant Ayers, Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford edu. HRL: Efficient and Flexible Reconfigurable Logic for Near-Data Processing, Mingyu Gao and Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford edu The Mondrian Data Engine, Read more about "Near-Memory Data Services"
By Hussein Kassir
26JUN
  09:30-11:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract Background papers Pedestrian Detection via Classification on Riemannian Manifolds, IEEE paper. Matrix Backpropagation for Deep Networks with Structured Layers Shorter version, Ionescu C., et al. Densely Connected Convolutional Networks, Huang G., et ... Read more about "Second order statistics in deep learning"
By Kaicheng Yu
26JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. George Candea Abstract Background papers Efficiently compiling efficient query plans for modern hardware, by Neumann, T. Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment 4, 9 (2011), 539-550. Encapsulation of parallelism in the volcano query processing system, by Graefe, G. In Proceedings of ... Read more about "Efficient Analytical Query Processing on Multi-GPGPU Systems"
By Periklis Chrysogelos
26JUN
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Exploration des possibilités inattendues offertes par Wolfram|Alpha «Wolfram|Alpha is a computational knowledge engine, not a search engine» Read more about "PolyMac: Wolfram|Alpha"
By Daniel Amiguet
27JUN
  10:30-12:30 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Mark Pauly Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis co-advisor: Dr. Mathieu Salzmann Co-examiner: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Abstract Background papers DeeperCut: A Deeper, Stronger, and Faster Multi-Person Pose Estimation Model. In ECCV'16, by Insafutdinov, E., Pishchulin, L., Andres, B., Andriluka, M., Schiele, B. Understanding Collective Activities of People from Videos. ... Read more about "Multi-Person Monocular 3D Pose Estimation Using Deep Neural Networks"
By Isinsu Katircioglu
27JUN
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There's much research about how learning can be enhanced by the right kinds of learning experiences. Rather than random walks with technology ("Video is great, right?"), we'll talk about what it means to become "learning engineers": applying learning science at scale. We'll discuss models that recent learning science suggest we can apply to our learning ... Read more about "Learning Engineering: The Art of Applying Learning Science At Scale"
By Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a ...
28JUN
  09:00-11:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel Thesis advisor: Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki Co-examiner: Prof. James Larus Abstract Background papers The end of an architectural era:(it's time for a complete rewrite), Stonebraker, M., Madden, S., Abadi, et al. Staring into the abyss: An evaluation of concurrency control with one thousand cores, Yu, X., Bezerra, G., ... Read more about "On the Scalability of Main Memory OLTP Systems Under High Contention"
By Mustafa Iman
28JUN
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EPFL and IBM are about to conclude a framework agreement, which will facilitate the development of joint research projects. To identify new common research opportunities, the Research Affairs (DAR) will organize an EPFL-IBM Research Day on Wednesday, June 28th. This event will reunite approx. 50 researchers from both institutions. Preliminary Programme 09.45 - 10.15 Welcome ... Read more about "EPFL-IBM Research Day Workshop"
By M. Vetterli, S. Lacour, N. Marzari, A. Mortensen et al.
28JUN
  13:00-15:00 BC04

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Martin Jaggi Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Robert West Abstract In the new domain of data journalism, there are many approaches that address the automatic verification of news and the assessment of their credibility. In this candidacy exam we will examine three of them, namely: - An ... Read more about "Automatic News Verification"
By Panayiotis Smeros
29JUN
  13:30-15:30 INN 211

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Edouard Bugnion Co-examiner: Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel Abstract Modern applications incorporate code from various, sometimes unverified, sources. Public APIs, external libraries, and software frameworks are nowadays at the heart of most applications. As a result, both trusted and un- trusted code cohabit within an application, ... Read more about "Flexible memory management"
By Adrien Ghosn
07JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jakob Abstract Background papers Multiscale guided deblurring chromatic abberation correction in color and near-infrared imaging, by Sadeghipoor Z., Lu Y., Süsstrunk, S. 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO). Which Side of the Focal Plane Are You on?, by Sellent ... Read more about "Chromatic aberration in hyper-spectral imaging systems"
By Majed El Helou
07JUL
  10:00-12:00 BC04

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. François Fleuret Thesis advisor: Prof. Pascal Frossard Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers Manifold learning for latent variable inference in dynamical systems, IEEE TSP 2015. Sequential Neural Models with Stochastic Layers, NIPS 2016. Visual Dynamics: Probabilistic Future Frame Synthesis via Cross Convolutional Networks, NIPS 2016. Read more about "Inference of Latent Intrinsic Variables of Sequential Data"
By Beril Besbinar
10JUL
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Olivier Lévêque Thesis advisor: Prof. Nicolas Macris Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Background papers The Landscape of Empirical Risk for Non-convex Losses; Song Mei, Yu Bai, Andrea Montanari. Available on arXiv Matrix Completion has No Spurious Local Minima; Rong Ge, Jason D.Lee, Tengyu Ma. Shorter version, including only the ... Read more about "Landscapes of Learning Problems"
By Clément Luneau
11JUL
14JUL
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Exploring Edges & Beyond Colloquium 11-14 July 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland - EPFL Digital Humanities, Artistic and Architecture Research, Critical Technical Practice New forms of research, methods, knowledge Research in applied and interdisciplinary areas often push beyond methodological and epistemological notions as articulated in established scientific disciplines - it’s therefore difficult to place these research approaches ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Summer School - Call for Contributions"
11JUL
  15:00-17:00 BC329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke Thesis advisor: Prof. Martin Vetterli Co-examiner: Prof. Alcherio Martinoli Abstract Background papers Euclidean Distance Matrices: Essential theory, algorithms, and applications, by I. Dokmanic, R. Parhizkar, J. Ranieri, and M. Vetterli, IEEE Signal Process. Mag., vol. 32, no. 6, pp. 12–30, 2015. Distributed weighted-multidimensional scaling for node localization ... Read more about "Multimodal Simultaneous Localization and Mapping"
By Frederike Dümbgen
24AUG
  10:30-12:30 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis advisor: Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux Thesis co-advisor: Prof. Bryan Ford Co-examiner: Prof. Jacques Fellay Abstract Background papers SMCQL: secure querying for federated databases. Bater, Johes, et al. Towards Statistical Queries over Distributed Private User Data. Chen, R. et al. Expanding Access to Large-Scale Genomic Data While Promoting ... Read more about "Decentralized, secure and privacy-conscious (medical) data sharing with distributed trust"
By David Froelicher
02OCT
04OCT
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  Coimbra, Portugal

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017 The AAL Forum is an annual showcase and the largest event in the Active and Assisted Living field, which aims to bring together all the stakeholders in Active and Assisted Living domain. The Forum brings together policy makers, ICT developers, manufacturers, healthcare professionals, commissioners, companies, venture companies, technologists, ... Read more about "Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2017"
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 - Free entrance, ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
By A wide range of experts in the domain.

Speakers: See ...

Exhibitions

05MAY
31DEC
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Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine

Thesis defenses

01JUN
  17:00 BC420

Thesis directors : Prof. E. Bugnion ,Prof. B. Falsafi Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7612 Read more about "Rack-Scale Memory Pooling for Datacenters"
By Stanko NOVAKOVIC
06JUN
  17:00 BC 04

Thesis directors : Prof. V. Kuncak , Dr S. Bliudze Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7753 Read more about "Algorithmic Verification of Component-based Systems"
By Qiang WANG
09JUN
  17:00 Salle INM 202

Thesis director : Prof. E. Telatar Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7751 Read more about "Coding for Communications and Secrecy"
By Mani BASTANIPARIZI
22JUN
  17:00 BC 010

Thesis director : Prof. J. Huang Architecture and Sciences of the City doctoral program. Thesis 7656 Read more about "Transient Materialization"
By Shih-Yuan WANG

Movies

15JUN
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  17:30-19:00 HES-SO Master à Lausanne

Les étudiantes et étudiants Bachelor et Master du domaine Ingénierie et Architecture ont répondu à l'appel d'ingénieuse.ch. Les six vidéos qu'ils ont réalisées abordent le rôle des femmes dans ce domaine. Avec humour, ces films illustrent ou détournent les clichés sur les femmes dans l'ingénierie. Un jury composé de cinq membres récompensera les meilleures vidéos. ... Read more about "Invitation à la remise des prix "Hautes résolutions pour l'ingénierie""

Miscellaneous

01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"
29MAY
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  10:00-17:00 Hall du CO

Come by and relax at the No Stress Day on 29 May 2017 in the hall of CO. Free resources, information and workshops are offered all day long! Shiatsu : sessions of 15min/person, from 10h to 17h Guided Meditation : 2 sessions of 30min, at 11h30 and at 13h Laughing Yoga : 2 sessions of ... Read more about "Stress? No Stress !"
By Point Santé, Shiatsu, Guided Meditation, Laughing Yoga, Massages, Dynamic Relaxation ...
08JUN
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On June 8th over 80 classes will be on the EPFL site ! Every year, 7th and 8th grade schools are invited to EPFL for a day to discover sciences and technology. Registration is compulsory. Thank you for visiting our website to get more information. And a warm THANK YOU to all professors, researchers, scientific ... Read more about "Classes' Day"
11JUL
14JUL
  IC

The Exploring Edges summer school will take place from the 11th to the 14th July, 2017, in EPFL. Research in applied, interdisciplinary and emerging areas often push beyond the methodological and epistemological conventions of scientific disciplines. This is especially the case for younger fields such as the digital humanities, critical technical practice, artistic research and ... Read more about "Exploring Edges Summer School: Artistic Research, Architecture, Computer/Natural Science and the Digital Humanities"
By Paulo de Assis; Orpheus Institute, Ghent
Alan Blackwell; Computer Science ...
17AUG
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Apprendre, pratiquer et nouer des contacts Tu as entre 16-20 ans ? L’informatique te passionne ? Cherches-tu une plate-forme pour développer tes connaissances en informatique avec des personnes partageant tes intérêts, te permettant ainsi de nouer des contacts ? La Science appelle les jeunes offre une chance unique à des jeunes motivés de mener leur ... Read more about "Semaine d'étude Fascination informatique pour les 16-20 ans - Date limite d'inscription"
04SEP
06SEP
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An interdisciplinary and international conference to challenge your way of thinking about Economics, Innovation, Research and Market. The conference will be held from Sept. 04 to Sept.06, 2017 in Geneva at the Brocher Foundation, interdisciplinary center. The conference aims to determine the state of the art in the field of economic theory of innovation and ... Read more about ""The Economics of Innovation 2017: from Basic research to the Market""
By Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Prof. Maria Leptin, Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Prof ...

Internal trainings

24MAY
25JUN
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The AIT program aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India/Brazil, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research. If you: ... Read more about "Academia-Industry Training Camps"
30MAY
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  10:00-17:30 Bern

Horizon 2020 - Applicants Training for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships This event is a one-day training for researchers planning to apply to the 2017 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call. You will work with an example proposal, get insight into the evaluation process and have the possibility to learn from a successful applicant. At the time of ... Read more about "[MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE I WORKSHOP]"
01JUN
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The Research Office is organising a 1-hour meeting on June 1st during which you will have the chance to meet Mrs. Katja Wirth and Judith Zbinden, from the Euresearch Head Office. If you are planning to apply for the ERC Advanced Grant 2017, this is the perfect opportunity to discuss your application with the Swiss ... Read more about "[ERC I WORKSHOP ADVANCED GRANT 2017]"
02JUN
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  09:00-11:30 salle BI A2 448

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism. Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
By Ingrid Le Duc & Raphaël Grolimund
13JUN
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The Research Office (ReO) is organising a lunch meeting to present you postdoctoral fellowship & mobility funding opportunities. When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (12:10 - 13:30) Venue: CE 1 1 Programme: 12.10 - 12.30: Postdoctoral fellowships: tips and overview of opportunities Research Office 12.30 - 13.00: Focus on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship Opportunities Pascale ... Read more about "[POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP & MOBILITY I WORKSHOP]"
13JUN
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  16:45-18:30 Gare de Lausanne (rendez-vous dans le hall principal, près de l’indicateur général)

L’ASFI (Association Suisse des Femmes Ingénieures) et les CFF vous invitent le mardi 13 juin 2017 à une visite du Projet Léman 2030 à Lausanne (programme en annexe). Les CFF tablent sur une hausse de la fréquentation de la ligne Lausanne–Genève, qui devrait atteindre 100 000 voyageurs par jour. Cela représente un doublement du trafic ... Read more about "Léman 2030: visite des places de travail aux CFF"
23JUN
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"
25AUG
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"
06SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Cet atelier est ouvert aux femmes et hommes. Description et objectifs Motiver une équipe à travailler dans un sens commun est un défi pour toute personne qui en a la charge. Dans le domaine de la recherche, la difficulté peut être particulière: si les membres d’une équipe ont tendance à être intéressés et motivés par ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gérer son équipe, de la collaboration à la motivation (atelier mixte)"
By Dr Samuel Bendahan, maître d’enseignement et de recherche, Faculté ...
26SEP
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  13:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Secteur formation et évaluation, UniGE
05OCT
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description and objectives Do you think that “collaboration” is way more than a buzzword or a to-do list item? How do you promote and support innovation and joint effort in your team? As academia supposes collaboration among various players who see the world in different ways, this workshop specially designed for post-docs, MER, and professors ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Team management-from supporting collaboration to conflict resolution"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer mph-development ...
06OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

This workshop is open to female and male PhD students and postdocs. Description and objectives Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning (mixed-gender group)"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
03NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs L’atelier s’organisera autour des questions suivantes : De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche (Construction et compréhension)"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
17NOV
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"

Call for proposal

01MAY
01AUG
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Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. This call will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects that involve EPFL research groups or ... Read more about "The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"
31MAY
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Computational Tools for PD Therapeutic Development The Computational Science Program seeks to enable development of technologies in biomedical computing, informatics, and data science for Parkinson’s disease (PD) therapeutic development. The Michael J. Fox Foundation aims to support development of computational tools to facilitate production of novel biomedical measures relevant to defining PD. Pre-Proposals deadline: 31st ... Read more about "[M. J. FOX FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01JUN
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La Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science a pour but de soutenir des projets scientifiques originaux, essentiellement en recherche fondamentale, appliquée ou clinique dans le domaine biomédical, ainsi que de s'intéresser aux divers moyens de remédier au déséquilibre provoqué par l'industrialisation sur l'écologie et la santé. Submission deadline: 1st June 2017 Funding: N/A Duration: 2 ... Read more about "[FONDATION PIERRE MERCIER I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
09JUN
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The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program in Switzerland offers two different programmes: Fulbright Foreign Student Program: to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. degree; non-degree coursework; ... Read more about "[FULBRIGHT I EXCHANGE]"
12JUN
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The Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme) is a joint funding initiative by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The r4d programme supports research aimed at solving global problems with a focus on least developed, low and middle income countries. The ... Read more about "[R4D PROGRAMME I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
14JUN
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
16JUN
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The Huawei Innovation Research Program OPEN The Huawei Innovation Research Program (HIRP) provides funding opportunities to leading universities and research institutes conducting innovative research in communication technology, computer science, engineering, and related fields. HIRP seeks to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty members pursuing innovation of mutual interest. Outstanding HIRP winners may be invited to ... Read more about "[HIRP I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
19JUN
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Innovation projects between Switzerland and South Korea The call for joint innovation projects is aimed at companies and research institutions in Switzerland and South Korea (consortia) looking to carry out a joint science-based and market-oriented innovation project. For Swiss researchers CTI rules apply. Deadlines: 19th of June 2017 Funding : unknown Duration : maximum 3 ... Read more about "[CTI I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
21JUN
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6th Call for Proposals - Clean Sky 2 Clean Sky is the largest European research programme developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft. Funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, Clean Sky contributes to strengthening European aero-industry collaboration, global leadership and competitiveness. Submission Deadline: 21 June ... Read more about "[CLEAN SKY 2 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
26JUN
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Welfare and Coercion - Past, Present and Future NRP 76 aims to generate scientific insights into past and future developments as well as the social repercussions of welfare and coercion in Switzerland. NRP 76 comprises five modules: Fundamental rights and state action, Federal structure and eco-nomic factors, Discourses and their effects, Impact on the persons ... Read more about "[FNS I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
30JUN
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The Piaget Scientific Award is a prestigious fellowship organized by EPFL and sponsored by Piaget that aims at supporting outstanding and groundbreaking research in the broad field of miniaturization and microengineering. Submission deadlines: 30.06.2017 12:00 (UTC +1) Price: The laureate will receive a one-year scholarship for post-doctoral research on the topic presented, to be conducted ... Read more about "[PIAGET I FELLOWSHIP]"
04JUL
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ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 The goal of the call is to set up a long term collaboration in the field of research and innovation between EU Member States/Associated Countries and Russia. The joint call covers science and technology projects. Deadlines: 4th July 2017, 15:00 (CEST) Funding : Maximum contribution per project for the Swiss ... Read more about "[ERA.NET RUS PLUS I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
28JUL
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Call Microbials 2017 With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use microbial resources in health and technology. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas. Submission deadlines: 28.07.2017 Funding: CHF 300'000 ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01AUG
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Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. In addition to the fellowship, applicants can request a grant for a research period upon returning to Switzerland. Deadlines: 1st of February and 1st of August 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living ... Read more about "[ADVANCED POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
10AUG
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HFSP postdoctoral fellowships encourage early career scientists to broaden their research skills by moving into new areas of study while working in a new country. Submission deadlines: Initiation deadline: 10.08.2017 / Submission deadline: 24.08.2017 Funding: Depends on the hosting country, please check the application guidelines Duration: up to 36 months For more information and application ... Read more about "[HFSP I FELLOWSHIP]"
11AUG
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EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are intended to promote international exchange. As a consequence all applications must involve a change of country. Submission deadlines: 11.08.2017 2 pm CEST Funding: From 12 months to up to 24 months Duration: The stipend is a subsistence allowance and is intended to cover the cost of living in the host country. ... Read more about "[EMBO I FELLOWSHIP]"
30AUG
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Science with & for Society calls with a deadline on the 30th of August 2017: SwafS-03-2016-2017 Support to research organisations to implement gender equality plans SwafS-05-2017 New constellations of Changing Institutions and Actors SwafS-06-2017 Engaging industry – Champions for RRI in Industrial Sectors ... Read more about "[H2020 SCIENCE WITH & FOR SOCIETY I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31AUG
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ERC Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. Applicant Principal Investigators must demonstrate the ground-breaking nature, ambition and feasibility of their scientific proposal. Submission deadline: 31.08.2017 Funding: up to EUR 2'500'000 Duration: up ... Read more about "[ERC ADVANCED GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01SEP
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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards fellowships to doctoral students who wish to gain further scientific education abroad during their doctoral studies. Doc.Mobility fellowships enable doctoral students to make a research stay abroad in order to acquire more in-depth scientific knowledge and make progress with their dissertation within the scope of the awarded mobility. ... Read more about "[DOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
01SEP
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Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. Deadlines: 1st of March and 1st of September 2017 (17.00h Swiss local time) Funding : Living costs, higher amount ... Read more about "[EARLY POSTDOC MOBILITY I FELLOWSHIP]"
05SEP
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Frontier research often generates unexpected or new opportunities for commercial or societal application. The ERC Proof of Concept Grants aim to maximise the value of the excellent research that the ERC funds, by funding further work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original ERC frontier research grant) to verify the ... Read more about "[ERC PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
07SEP
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Societal Challenges - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of the Societal Challenges Energy calls with a deadline on the 7th of September 2017: LCE-10-2017 Reducing the cost of PV electricity LCE-11-2017 Near-to-market solutions for reducing the water consumption of CSP Plants LCE-12-2017 Near-to-market solutions for the use of solar heat in industrial processes ... Read more about "[H2020 SC ENERGY I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
11SEP
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Doc.CH fellowships are aimed at promising researchers, who graduated from a Swiss university or who hold Swiss nationality. It allows grantees to write a doctoral thesis in Switzerland, on a topic of their own choice, by covering their salary and an eventual contribution towards costs directly related to project implementation. Submission deadlines: 11.09.2017 Funding: The ... Read more about "[SNSF DOC.CH I FELLOWSHIP]"
14SEP
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The Eurostars initiative concentrates on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which devote over 10% of their turnover to R&D activities. Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services. Projects, which must be led by a SME, generally involve several international partners, including Research institutions. The maximum duration is 36 months. Swiss ... Read more about "[EUROSTARS / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
14SEP
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IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
14SEP
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The goal of the MSCA Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility. Deadline: 14th of September 2017 Funding : May vary Duration : up to 2 years abroad Some of the ... Read more about "[MARIE SKOLODOSWKA CURIE I FELLOWSHIP]"
20SEP
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COMPETITION FOR THE 2017-18 BANTING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships program provides funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers who have recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or ... Read more about "[BANTING I FELLOWSHIP]"
22SEP
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EUROGIA2020 goal is to support and promote international partnerships developing innovative projects in low-carbon energy technologies. Submission deadlines: 22.09.2017 (in 2 phases) Funding: May vary Duration: May vary For more information and application : Please have a look at the EUROGIA's website. Read more about "[EUROGIA2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
26SEP
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Excellent Science - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies calls with a deadline on the 26th of September 2017: FETHPC-02-2017 High Performance Computing: Transition to Exascale Computing FETHPC-03-2017 High Performance Computing: Exascale HPC ecosystem development For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at ... Read more about "[H2020 FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
02OCT
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The SNSF Project Funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a project of their own. The research topic can be chosen freely. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: Unlimited amount Duration: Up to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. ... Read more about "[SNSF PROJECT FUNDING I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
02OCT
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The Cancer Research Institute Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 (5 p.m. Eastern Time) Funding: Newly awarded fellowships provide a stipend of $55,000 for the first year, $57,000 for the second year, and ... Read more about "[CRI I FELLOWSHIP]"
12OCT
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The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is open to all disciplines and topics. The main focus is on junior researchers (up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. The ‘Freigeist’ initiative offers freedom for creative thinking, whilst at the same time providing security for at least 5 years and in ... Read more about "[Volkswagen Foundation I Fellowships]"
12OCT
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For postdoctoral researchers of any nationalities wishing to embark on visionary, risk-taking research projects at the intersections between established fields of research in Germany. The flexible funding scheme help develop an entirely independent research profile. Deadlines: 12 October 2017 Funding: up to Eur 1'000'000 The Fellow’s position Positions for scientific personnel (doctoral students, PostDocs) Non-personnel ... Read more about "[VOLKSWAGER STIFTUNG I FELLOWSHIPS]"
01NOV
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PRIMA (Promoting Women in Academia) grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. Submission deadline: 1st of November 2017 (launch on the 1st of August 2017) Funding: up to CHF 750'000 Duration: ... Read more about "[SNSF I PRIMA]"
01NOV
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Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote researchers from Switzerland as well from abroad. In addition, researchers working as non-professorial teaching staff at higher education institutions are entitled to apply for project ... Read more about "[AMBIZIONE I FELLOWSHIP]"
06NOV
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"
14NOV
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Synergy Grants’ ambition is to bring together top researchers with complementary skills and knowledge to enable them to jointly address a commonly chosen challenging research problem in unconventional ways, potentially leading to major breakthroughs that scientists would not be able to achieve working alone. Submission deadline: 14.11.2017 (the deadline might change depending on the actual ... Read more about "[SYNERGY GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15NOV
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 - Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation Please find below a list of H2020 Horizontal Activities calls with a deadline on the 15th of November 2017: WIDESPREAD-03-2017 ERA Chairs WIDESPREAD-05-2017 Twinning For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at the Euresearch's website. Read more about "[H2020 WIDESPREAD I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

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07APR
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
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