Conferences - Seminars

27APR
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In this tutorial, we first present two renown statistical inference methods: The Maximum Likelihood Estimator and the Maximum Entropy Principle. We show how these estimators can be modeled as Kullback-Leibler divergence minimization problems, and therefore interpreted geometrically as information projections. We then present the basic construction of dually flat Shannon spaces and describe some useful ... Read more about "What is an information projection? An invitation to information geometry"
By Frank Nielsen, Professeur at Ecole Polytechnique, France.
https://www.lix ...
27APR
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Wondering why should we care about Blockchain ? Join us for this evening event and listen to recognized speakers that will cover a diverse use of the Blockchain technology, demonstrating the reach and potential to innovate and challenge traditional business models. Guest Speakers: Daniel Gasteiger, Founder of Procivis and Nexussquared How Blockchain can help Governments ... Read more about "Blockchain: Venturing into the social realm"
29APR
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You've had enough of those slow virtual machines provided by the EPFL? Your operating system irritates you whenever you want to switch on your computer, turn it off, or simply use it? Or you simply want to come and talk a little with people who are as passionate about free software as you are? What ... Read more about "GNU/Linux Install Fest"
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"
01MAY
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Abstract : With machine learning technology we are now able to automate many tasks that humans learn to perform through experience rather than through step-by-step instruction. Without such a learning capability we are limited to automating tasks for which a step-by-step sequence of instructions is known. In this talk we shall ask whether it is ... Read more about "IC Distinguished Lecture - What Can be Automated: A Viewpoint from Learning and Evolution"
By Professor Leslie Valiant - Harvard University    

Leslie Valiant was educated at ...
04MAY
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  08:30-17:00 Bern

Swiss Quantum Day Research and technology based on quantum mechanics has gained momentum and attracted funding from both the public and private sector in the recent years. This impacted also the Swiss large and vibrant research and innovation community in this field. The future European FET Flagship initiative on Quantum technology aims at harnessing and ... Read more about "[SWISS QUANTUM DAY I WORKSHOP]"
04MAY
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  13:00-17:00 MXF 014

Free workshop Discover multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on 4th May 2017 Room MXF 014, at 13H00Come and join us for a couple of hours to learn about simulation! Get an overview of the latest ANSYS Multiphysics simulation tools available today with real situation examples. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction ... Read more about "Free workshop"
10MAY
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Extended Abstract Machine learning relies on two general approaches to learning from data: discriminative and generative modeling. Discriminative techniques focus on solving a clear well-defined supervised learning task. These models use labeled datasets to predict an output given any potential input. On the contrary, generative approaches build a probability density model for the data, and ... Read more about "Interpretable Machine Learning"
By Professor Fernando Perez-Cruz
Associate Professor in Computer Science
Stevens Institute ...
16MAY
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Oncogenic signaling networks display a remarkable degree of plasticity. Despite only a limited number of alterations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in most tumours, the majority of targeted anti-cancer therapeutics does not strongly improve the survival of cancer patients and suffers from the rapid development of resistance. Work in my lab focuses on providing ... Read more about "Mapping and Targeting of Oncoprotein Signaling Networks"
By Dr Oliver Hantschel
18MAY
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  13:00-17:00 PAC 88

Coaching groups for female post-docs and PhD students organized by the program "Fix the Leaky Pipeline!" 5 sessions (1/2 day each) organized at EPFL to support scientific women in their career and professional choices. The first date is fixed, and the next ones are chosen with the coach. Aims of coaching groups: - To support ... Read more about "Coaching group for women scientists organized by the program "Fix the Leaky Pipeline!""
24MAY
  10:00-12:00 BC 329

EDIC Candidacy Exam Exam president: Prof. Katerina Argyraki Thesis advisor: Prof. Willy Zwaenepoel Co-examiner: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Abstract Background papers Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg by Verma, A., et al. Quasar: Resource-Efficient and QoS-Aware Cluster Management, by Delimitrou, C., and Kozyrakis, C. History-Based Harvesting of Spare Cycles and Storage in Large-Scale Datacenters Zhang, ... Read more about "On Resource-Efficient Cluster Management"
By Maria Borge Chavez
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
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
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"
06JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 229

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. James Larus Thesis advisor: Prof. Babak Falsafi Co-examiner: Prof. Paolo Ienne Abstract Background papers Read more about "Near-Memory Data Services"
By Hussein Kassir
08JUN
12JUN
13JUN
  Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne

More details to come very soon. Read more about "EcoCloud Annual Event 2017"
29JUN
  14:00-16:00 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

Cultural events

01MAY
19MAY
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From May 1 to 19, take action for a sustainable campus and participate in Act for Change - Staff challenge! Sign-up today! Create a team of 3 to 6 people and register on act4change.epfl.ch until April 30 The challenge is open to all employees, including PhDs From May 1 to 19, select your actions on ... Read more about "ACT FOR CHANGE - Staff Challenge 2017"
04MAY
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  18:30-21:00 Rolex Learning Center

La Bibliothèque de l’EPFL, JDR-Poly ainsi que le Pôle d’expression théâtrale vous invitent à une grande Murder Party le jeudi 4 mai 2017, dès 18h30, au Rolex Learning Center, lequel se transformera en scène de crime. INSCRIPTIONS Assistez à un meurtre, témoignez et partez à la recherche d’indices disséminés dans la Bibliothèque afin de résoudre ... Read more about "Murder Party, le jeudi 4 mai, à 18h30"

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

02MAY
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Grossglauser - Dr M. Seeger Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7637 Read more about "Applications of Approximate Learning and Inference for Probabilistic Models"
By Monsieur Young Jun KO

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28APR
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  17:15 Forum Rolex

Les antennes, des dispositifs capables d’émettre et recevoir des ondes électromagnetiques, ont connu un développement spectaculaire dans les dernières décennies, grâce à l’introduction des nouvelles bandes de fréquences (microondes, ondes millimétriques, Terahertz) et à l’essor des nouvelles technologies (antennes planaires imprimées, intégration sur chip, impression 3D…), combinées avec l’introduction des matériaux toujours plus flexibles et ... Read more about "40 ans d’antennes à l’EPFL et dans le monde"
By Prof. Juan R. Mosig, EPFL

Miscellaneous

25APR
  15:00-17:30 BC420

The Doctoral School, the Study Programs Promotion Department and the Student Affairs Service are delighted to invite all newly enrolled PhD students for this gathering in order to meet and talk about all services available for them on the campus. At 3pm, we will meet in room BC 420. Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President for Education, ... Read more about "PhD Welcome Event"
By Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-president for Education, and representatives of other services ...
25APR
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  19:15-22:00 MED 32215

Octanis provides a place for curious and creative minds to embark on exploratory, technical missions around the world. Our objective is to distill our findings into pragmatic solutions and inventions, accessible to everyone. Come to join us every Tuesday, on the third floor of the MED building. To see what we have done (rover, owl ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
28APR
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Dear Bachelor and Master Student, The Equal Opportunities Office of EPFL and Accenture would like to invite you to an exclusive Women’s Lunch Event at EPFL. Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations in more than 120 countries. Take ... Read more about "Women's Lunch event with Accenture"
By Accenture representatives; The event will consist of a presentation in ...
04MAY
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  09:00-12:30 CEDE

What technologies are available at EPFL to teachers to support learning? How can they be used to provide additional learning resources for students? How can they be used to provide feedback on student learning to teachers and to students? Read more about "Effective ICT"
09MAY
12MAY
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La conférence européenne de navigation se tiendra à Lausanne du 9 au 12 mai 2017. Ce sera une occasion unique de s’informer sur les derniers développements en navigation par satellites avec un accent particulier sur le programme européen Galileo. Les principaux acteurs de la Commission Européenne, de l’Agence spatiale Européenne (ESA), de l’Agence Européenne du ... Read more about "European Navigation Conference - ENC2017"
By Le programme technique est disponible: ICI

Internal trainings

12MAY
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives This workshop is for advanced PhD students and Postdocs who plan to apply for a fellowship or grant.The objectives of this workshop are: Receive information about funding organizations and suitable funding possibilities especially for women researchers (Switzerland and EU) and in respect of the academic level and career plans Know the most ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Finding and applying for funding in academia"
By Susanne Matuschek, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING, St. Gallen
02JUN
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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
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 ...

Call for proposal

13MAR
30APR
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Please take note that PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women as “Förderprogramm für Wiedereinsteigerinnen”. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now ... Read more about "PSI Career Return Program - open call"
04APR
30APR
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The call for posters for the event womENcourage, which is the main event of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) to celebrate, support and honor the contribution of women in science. You are encouraged to send Posters and to attend the event. The posters can have more than one authors (and of course authors can be ... Read more about "Call for posters womENcourage - Women in Computing"
01MAY
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Projects 2017 Gebert Rüf Stiftung wishes to help facilitate breakthroughs for applied science projects with the potential to have a major impact. Its aim is not support for the sciences as such. Its support strategy is based on areas of activity with a limited duration and on clear selection criteria. Submission deadlines: 01.05.2017 Funding: Up ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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DesignPlus: Bridging the gap to innovation Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports innovative projects at Swiss institutions of higher education which succeed in combining design with application-oriented technology, research and educational practice in an exemplary manner. Submission deadline : 01.05.2017 Funding : up to CHF 50,000 for small projects (short duration) to up to CHF 300,000 for ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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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]"
03MAY
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants ... Read more about "[B&M GATES FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
12MAY
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COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) entrusted the SNSF with the operational management of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as of 1 January 2017. The first call for research projects related to COST Actions will be launched on 27 March 2017. ... Read more about "[SNSF I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15MAY
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Germaine de Staël program is a joint French and Swiss initiative to encourage joint research projects. Swiss researchers can get a funding of maximum CHF 4'500.- per year to cover their travel expenses for two years. Projects including young researchers and/or PhD students are especially encouraged. Deadlines: 15th of May 2017 Funding : CHF 4'500 ... Read more about "[SATW I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
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]"
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]"
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]"
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]"
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]"
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]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 : Free entrance, registration mandatory Cocktails, coffee breaks & meals will be provided to all registered participants. This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 Frontiers in Metabolism: REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By See the Symposium website: lss2017.epfl.ch