Conferences - Seminars

27MAR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: From viruses to tissue matrices, biology is filled with remarkable polymeric structures that motivate mimicry with goals of both clarifying and exploiting biological principles. Filamentous viruses inspired our development and computations of worm-like, flexible polymer micelles – ‘filomicelles’ – that reveal non-spherical nano-therapeutics can persist in the ... Read more about "From Nano to 'Self' and Making Macrophages Eat Cancer: Engorge, Accumulate, and Differentiate"
By Prof. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
27MAR
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Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. Although the physics of single drops has been studied extensively, the flow of crowded drops or concentrated emulsions—where droplet volume fraction exceeds ~80%—is relatively unexplored in microfluidics. Ability to leverage concentrated emulsions is critical for further increasing the ... Read more about "Order and CHAOS*: collective behavior of crowded drops in microfluidic systems"
By Prof. Sindy Tang, Standford University, USA
28MAR
29MAR
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Tuesday 28 March 2017 – Room MED 0 1418 09:00 Corrado Gisonni Full Professor, Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base - Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy Hydraulics & Hydraulic Engineering: from fluid phenomena to solid solutions 09:45 Koen Blanckaert Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Eco-Hydro-Morphological Processes in ... Read more about "Hydraulics"
By A range of experts in the domain
28MAR
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Abstract: MEMS mirror have been developed since the early 90’s, originally for telecom-switching application, but also in parallel for scanning-based laser projection systems with the great benefit of providing a projected image with very large color gamut, always-in-focus, ultra-small and low power. Lemoptix, a spin-off from the EPFL Micro-Systems laboratory was one of the pioneer ... Read more about "Laser-MEMS scanning mirror for ultra-miniature video projection"
By Dr. Nicolas Abelé
28MAR
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  12:15-13:00 Auditoire CM 5

A Break & Brain talk What are the promises and pitfalls of nanotechnologies when it comes to health? Prof Francesco Stellacci, head of the Supramolecular Nanomaterials and Interfaces Laboratory - Constellium Chair, at EPFL, will give us his views. Read more about "Nanotechnology and Health"
By Francesco Stellacci
28MAR
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  14:00-15:00 DIA 004

Abstract: Dr. Guttmann’s Center for Neurological Imaging (CNI) in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed one of the first large scale MS repositories integrating MRI images with clinical and biological data, as well as an image analysis workflow manager tightly linked to this repository. These technologies have successfully been used over ... Read more about "A Virtual Laboratory for Image-based Neuroscience Discovery: Collaborative Research and Science Education in the Era of “big data”"
By Dr. Charles Guttman, Harvard Medical School and the Center for ...
28MAR
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By Dominique Gauzin-Müller, architecte, écrivaine, Stuttgart
29MAR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Our laboratory studies how micro- and nanoscale systems can be deployed to understand, diagnose, and treat human disease. In this talk, I will describe our progress in two application areas: liver disease and cancer. In the area of hepatic tissue engineering, we are developing microtechnology tools to understand how ... Read more about "The Power of Miniaturization in Medicine: Engineered Hepatic Tissues and Cancer Nanotechnology"
By Prof. Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
30MAR
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  14:00-15:00 ME B1 B10

The draft tube of a hydraulic turbine is the turbine element located downstream of the runner. It has a divergent shape in order to convert the residual kinetic energy leaving the runner into pressure and thus increase the specific energy transfer to the runner. The performances of low head bulb turbines are highly influenced by ... Read more about "Analysis of head losses in a bulb turbine draft tube by means of unsteady numerical simulations"
By Sylvia Wilhelm, Grenoble Institute of Technology/ Ense3, Laboratoire LEGI
30MAR
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  14:00-17:00 La Forge, bâtiment C, EPFL Innovation Park

La Forge et ses entrepreneurs se réjouissent de vous accueillir à leur 7ème Demo Day! Une occasion unique de rencontrer les start-ups de La Forge, de découvrir leurs produits/services passionnants et d'échanger avec les Fondateurs! Inscrivez-vous via ce formulaire Agenda 14.00: Doors opening 14.15 – 17.00: Open presentations and Q&A (Conference room); in parallel, connect ... Read more about "Demo Day - La Forge"
30MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research center for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. One of its main missions is to conceive, realize and run so-called large-scale facilities. With muon, neutron and photon beams, including at the new free-electron laser SwissFEL, PSI offers yearly, ... Read more about "Energy Research at Paul Scherrer Institute: recent highlights obtained at PSI’s large-scale facilities"
By Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot
Director of Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI ...
03APR
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Functional oxide catalysts are highly sensitive to boundary/surface/interface conditions, which are expected to dominate the overall response when sizes are reduced into the nanoscale. In this talk, a thorough analysis of the active sites of promising perovskite catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) will be detailed. The approach to diagnose on the very atomic ... Read more about "Electron microscopy diagnostics of oxide catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction"
By Prof. Vaso Tileli, Laboratory for in situ nanomaterials characterisation with ...
03APR
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  13:30-20:00 Rolex Forum EPFL

Want to embark on a journey into the future where Virtual and Augmented Realities will shape our societies in healthcare, education, engineering and entertainement ? The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR)! Come and join our ... Read more about "Virtual & Augmented Realities - How they are shaping our future"
03APR
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By Martin Rauch, entrepreneur spécialiste du pisé, Schlins, Autriche
05APR
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Abstract When hearing fails, speech comprehension can be restored by auditory prostheses. However, sound coding with current prostheses, based on electrical stimulation of auditory neurons, has limited frequency resolution due to broad current spread. We aim to improve frequency and intensity resolution of cochlear implant coding by establishing spatially confined optical ... Read more about "Hearing the light: Optogenetic Stimulation of the Auditory Nerve"
By Prof. Tobias Moser, University of Göttingen Medical Center, Germany.
06APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series 1. Introduction Storage of huge quantities of energy, for example for seasonal storage of solar energy, is most reasonably done in form of hydrogen. A number of different possibilities exist (Fig. 1). The most reasonable way is the storage of hydrogen on a liquid substance, in a ... Read more about "Storage of renewable energy by Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier"
By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt
Institute of Separation Science and Technology ...
07APR
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  10:15-11:15 ME C2 405

Abstract: Recent developments in computer and communication technologies are leading to an increasingly networked and wireless world. In the context of networked control systems and cyber-physical systems this raises new challenging questions, especially when the computation, communication and energy resources of the system are limited. To efficiently use the available resources it is desirable to ... Read more about "Recent Advances in Event-triggered Control"
10APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The discovery of photocatalytic water splitting and photocatalysis dates back to the 1970s. Since then, several semiconductor nanoparticles have been found to have remarkable photocatalytic activity to eliminate health-threatening bacteria, viruses, worms and persistent, bioaccumulative organic water pollutants as pharmaceuticals, pesticides and endocrine disruptors. Surprisingly, despite significant research efforts, studies have mainly remained in the ... Read more about "Cleaning with photons: Challenges and opportunities in photocatalytic water -and air purification"
By Dr. Endre Horvath, Laboratory of Nanostructures and Novel Electronic Materials ...
11APR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA005

Abstract: Apix-Analytics (http://www.apixanalytics.com/), the leader in Nano-Sensor (NEMS) based gas chromatography (GC) system is a start-up company from CEA-LETI and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) founded in December 2011. The presentation will present why NEMS resonators offer a unique breakthrough technology in the GC field and will discuss how the key challenges such as ... Read more about "APIX: NEMS-based gas chromatograph"
By Dr. Eric Colinet
13APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The last 30 years have seen the steady and exhilarating development of powerful quantum simulation techniques, often based on density-functional theory, to understand, predict, or even design the properties of complex molecules or materials. Since these simulations are performed without any experimental input or parameter they can ... Read more about "The Times They Are a-Changin': A New Age for Computational Materials Science"
By Prof. Nicola Marzari
Laboratory of theory and simulation of materials ...
20APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Polymer:fullerene blends have attracted attention as efficient organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials promising over 10% power conversion efficiency. In this talk, I present results obtained with a variety of ultrafast spectroscopic techniques (transient absorption, terahertz and electro-modulated differential absorption spectroscopy) that have allowed to correlate the mechanism of ... Read more about "Charge generation in organic solar cell blends"
By Prof. Natalie Banerji
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science,
University of ...
24APR
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  10:30-11:30 SV1717

SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Obesity is characterized by excessive fatty acid (FA) conversion to triacylglycerol (TAG) and fat accumulation in adipose tissues, afflicting a large population worldwide. However, how signaling networks sense FAs and connect to the stimulation of lipid synthesis is poorly understood. Here, we show that ... Read more about "TIP60-mediated lipin 1 acetylation links fatty acid sensing to adiposity"
By Yang Li, Xiamen University
, Fujian Province, China
24APR
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Depending on which kind of information needs to be retained in working memory, and dependent on what exact mental transformation this information has to undergo, different working memory sub-processes will be necessary. These sub-processes are supposed to be implemented within different cortical networks. But how are these networks coordinated? How is ... Read more about "Slow Frontal-Midline Oscillations as a Gear-Box in the Brain"
By Prof. Paul Sauseng, Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Germany
24APR
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Nonlinear optical processes are known to be weak in bulk materials and extremely small at the nanoscale since they mainly scale with the volume. Here I will show several strategies to maximize nonlinear optical signals in nano-oxides with Perovskite crystalline structure and in III-V nanowires. First, I will demonstrate how we enhance second-harmonic generation (SHG) ... Read more about "Beyond plasmonics: oxide and semiconductor nanomaterials for enhancing nonlinear optical signals"
By Prof. Rachel Grange, EPFZ
26APR
30APR
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  09:00-18:00 CERM Martigny

For the second year, the Swiss Mobility Days are organised in CERM (Martigny, Valais) from the 26th to the 30th of April 2017. Beside exhibitions during the 5 days, one scientific symposium is proposed on Wednesday 26th and a conference day for professionnals and Communes will take place on the 28th of April. The objective ... Read more about "Swiss Mobility Days"
By Presence of the SFOE, La Poste, Tesla, Leclanché, Groupe E ...
27APR
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  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a monoamine that has various functions in both neuronal and non-neuronal systems. Recent studies revealed that peripheral 5-HT plays an important role in metabolic regulation in peripheral tissues. Inhibition of 5-HT synthesis reduced the weight gain and improved the ... Read more about "Serotonin as a new therapeutic target for diabetes mellitus and obesity"
By Chang Myung OH, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical ...
01MAY
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Biological cells are pervaded by a dense biopolymer network of fibrous proteins, collectively termed the cytoskeleton. The exact structures comprising this composite network are majorly important for the mechanical properties of the cells, which in turn support their physiological function. The cytoskeleton consists of three filamentous systems, actin filaments, microtubules and intermediate filaments (IFs) along ... Read more about "Cytoskeletal intermediate filaments - from Self-Assembly to Cell Mechanics"
By Prof. Sarah Köster, University of Göttingen, Germany
02MAY
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IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The mid-infrared and terahertz spectral range is key to many applications for sensing and imaging, as many molecules have their fundamental vibration modes in that frequency region. Using traditional multipass cells and single frequency quantum cascade lasers, detection of light molecules with sup-ppb sensitivity and isotopic selectivity has been achieved. There ... Read more about "Quantum cascade lasers and frequency combs: towards chip-based optical chemical sensors"
04MAY
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  16:00-17:00 Emosson

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Hydrogen is a vital element in the energy transition. While sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind plants will power the planet, this energy needs to be converted in chemical bonds to provide storage, fuel and resources to our future energy system. Hydrogen is the most ... Read more about "Hydrogen based materials research"
By Prof. Bernard Dam
Materials for Conversion and Storage,
Faculty of ...
08MAY
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Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden, University of Freiburg, Schänzlestr. 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany, Competence Network Biomimetics, Freiburg Centre for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) and Freiburg Materials Research Centre (FMF) During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture ... Read more about "Tapping the wondrous world of plant structures and functions for bio-inspired materials research"
By Prof. Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg, Germany
08MAY
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Metasurfaces based on sub-wavelength patterning have major potential for realizing arbitrary control of the wavefront of the diffracted light by achieving local control of the phase, amplitude and polarization. High performance metalenses in the visible and applications to ultracompact spectrometers and chiral imaging will be discussed along with vortex plates, spin to orbital angular momentum ... Read more about "Metaoptics: Structured light with metasurfaces"
By Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University
11MAY
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  11:15-12:00 DIA005

Abstract: The integration of microsystems and, in particular, of MEMS devices continues to be a key element of many high technology application areas. If the devices themselves are crucial elements for innovation, their integration in a complete microsystem are essential for their successful commercialization. Hence development of 3D integration and packaging technologies are of the ... Read more about "Packaging and hybridization, the valorization of MEMS technologies"
By Dr. Michel Despont
11MAY
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Crystal engineering is a broad area of research that focuses on methods of designing and/or optimizing materials for diverse applications in fields spanning from energy to medicine. The ability to selectively control crystallization to achieve desired material properties requires detailed understandings of the thermodynamic and kinetic factors ... Read more about "Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Energy and Biomedical Applications"
By Prof. Jeffrey Rimer
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
University ...
15MAY
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  08:30-16:00 SV 1717

The purpose of this meeting is to hear from a range of cryo electron microscopy experts about the capabilities and recent achievements in this exciting and rapidly growing field. Read more about "Cryo-EM Symposium 2017"
By A wide range of experts from around the globe
Speakers ...
15MAY
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One crucial parameter that determines surface reactivity or device functionality in a large variety of applications, such as heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemical energy conversion schemes, biotechnology or molecular electronics, is the adsorption geometry of the (re)active molecules. Accessing adsorbate orientation in relation to specific surface sites in situ or in operando is a first crucial step ... Read more about "Monitoring potential-dependent adsorbate behaviour at solid/liquid interfaces with EC-TERS"
By Dr Katrin Domke, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
18MAY
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Organic and recently particularly hybrid (perovskite) thin-film solar cells are progressing very fast, showing extraordinary performance. However, there is still a lack of fundamental understanding of charge carrier transport and recombination losses in these types of solar cells. The charge carrier lifetime and the mobility are two ... Read more about "Advanced spectroscopy of organic and hybrid photovoltaic materials and thin-film solar cells"
By Prof. Vladimir Dyakonov
Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy ...
22MAY
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials have natural resonance frequencies in the sub-THz to THz frequency range. Thus, it is tempting to use antiferromagnets as active layers in THz-frequency spin-torque nano-oscillators (STNOs). However, a familiar mechanism of spin-transfer torque (STT) damping compensation used in ferromagnetic (FM) STNOs [1] does not work for the AFM materials. In the AFM ... Read more about "THz-frequency auto-oscillator based on a bi-axial antiferromagnet driven by pure spin current"
By Prof. Andrei Slavin, Oakland University, USA
22MAY
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Cosmological observations and the dynamics of the Milky Way provide strong evidence for an invisible and dominant mass component, that so far reveals its presence only by its gravitational interaction. If the dark matter is made of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), it can be directly detected via elastic scattering from nuclei in ultra-low background, ... Read more about "Illuminating the dark: direct searches for cold dark matter in the Milky Way"
By Prof. Laura Baudis, University of Zürich
Bio: Laura Baudis arrived ...
01JUN
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Nanoclusters are today of widespread use in various applications, ranging from medicine, to memory storage, optics, plasmonics, and catalysis. Such a wide range of applications is possible because of a large variety of their peculiar chemophysical properties can be tuned by playing with size and chemical composition ... Read more about "Being a "nano-Valentino" : towards a rational design of metallic nanoparticles"
By Prof. Francesca Baletto
King's College London, UK
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
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Bio: Dr. Sabatini obtained both his MD and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked with Solomon Snyder on the discovery of mTOR and mTOR kinetics. Following his graduation, he was appointed a Whitehead Fellow in 1997. In 2002 he became ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. David M. Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
08JUN
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Environmental concerns and the urgent need for decarbonization are driving the transformation of the global energy system. Research in the Division 'Energy and Environment' of the Paul Scherrer Institute focuses on Energy System Integration as a key concept for achieving the goals. Energy harvesting from renewables, centralized ... Read more about "Options for Energy Transition"
By Prof. Alexander Wokaun
Vice Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute ...
19JUN
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING(sandwiches served)Abstract: To be communicatedBio: J. Christopher Love is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. He is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and an Associate Member at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Love earned a ... Read more about "Title to be announced "
By Prof. J. Christoper Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & 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. Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 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 ...

Cultural events

23MAR
26MAR
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  Théâtre La Grange de Dorigny - UNIL

je-sa 19h / ve 20h30 / di 17h Durée: 1h45 Dimanche 26 mars 17h: représentation Relax Texte et mise en scène de Dominique Ziegler Par la cie Les Associés de l’Ombre Molière en a fini avec la vie difficile du théâtre itinérant. Il a été nommé à la direction des plaisirs théâtraux par le roi. ... Read more about "Ombres sur Molière"

Exhibitions

05NOV
23APR
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

En associant des dispositifs EPFL et des toiles originales, l’exposition Noir, c’est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages comporte un caractère atypique et expérimental. Une exposition à la croisée de l'art et de la science. Figure majeure de l’art abstrait, Soulages explore les propriétés de la couleur noire. Depuis 1979, il ne vise pas la ... Read more about "Exposition Noir c'est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages"
20FEB
22AUG
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  08:00-20:00 Rolex Learning Center

On the occasion of "L'Astronomie" 100th issue, the EPFL Library invites you to journey through time at the heart of this magazine. An exhibition to be seen until August 2016 in the Rolex Learning Center ancient books display area. In the preface of the first issue (1882), Camille Flammarion mentions "Thus our journal will be ... Read more about "3 brèves histoires de L'Astronomie"
20MAR
24JUN
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En dépit de sa disponibilité et de sa durabilité la terre comme matériau de construction reste encore méconnue et n’est pas vraiment ancrée dans notre culture, alors qu’elle possède une tradition sous nos latitudes. Cette exposition veut rappeler l’histoire européenne du matériau terre, notamment la construction en pisé en France et son influence sur la ... Read more about "PISÉ - Tradition et potentiel"
28MAR
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  17:00-18:00 Rolex Learning Center

A l’occasion du centième numéro de "L’Astronomie", la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL vous invite à un voyage dans le temps au cœur d'une exposition à voir jusqu'au 22 août 2017 dans les vitrines de livres anciens du Rolex Learning Center. Une visite guidée est proposée le mardi 28 mars 2017 de 17h à 18h sur inscription. ... Read more about "Visite guidée de l'exposition "L'Astronomie""
01APR
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

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

05APR
  16:30 Campus Biotech / Chemin des Mines 9 / Room in H4-02 230.080 / CH-1202 Geneva

Thesis directors : Prof. S. Micera , Prof. J. D. R. Millán Ruiz Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7593 Read more about "Wearable Systems for Grasp Rehabilitation after stroke"
By Andrea CREMA
05MAY
By Marija NIKOLIC

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
19MAY
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Le développement de produits est au cœur des entreprises. Le produit pourrait être un objet ou un équipement : une automobile, un smartphone ou une cafetière, mais également un service comme une nouvelle solution informatique ou un nouveau concept d’utilisation des taxis. Toutes les actions de développement de produits réussies comprennent les éléments suivants : ... Read more about "Pourquoi le développement de produits est l’activité clé de l’ingénieur microtechnicien : sans ingénieurs, pas de prospérité"
By Prof. Peter Ryser, EPFL

Miscellaneous

20JAN
01MAY
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Le International Create Challenge est maintenant ouvert pour la phase d'enregistrement Read more about "ICC'2017"
28MAR
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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"
29MAR
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  18:30-21:00 Espace Dickens

Interested in science communication? The BioScience Network Lausanne (http://bsnl.ch/) together with The Catalyst and ‘FameLab Switzerland’ organized the local heat of FameLab 2017 in Lausanne. FameLab is a free competition of scientific communication organized each year at the international level. Participate in FameLab 2017 and improve your communication skills while meeting other young scientists from ... Read more about "FameLab: Science communication competition"
06APR
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
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 ...
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"

Internal trainings

02MAY
01MAY
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  10:30-12:00 BI A2 458

Découvrir et apprendre à utiliser le nouveau registre des signatures. Le premier lundi et le troisième lundi de chaque mois de 10h30 à 12h dans la salle BI A2 458. Read more about "Forum registre des signatures"
By Gestionnaire du registre des signatures
22FEB
10APR
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  17:15-21:00

Startup Essentials by venturelab is a series of workshops covering the know-how and tools required to accelerate the development of your project. Our workshops are based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Located at top academic institutions (EPFL, ETHZ), Startup Essentials are open to master ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
30MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Fribourg

Prise de parole - boîte à outils S’affirmer, savoir défendre sa thèse et développer sa capacité à improviser et gérer l’imprévu Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole - boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
30MAR
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  09:45-15:30 SERI-State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation - Einsteinstr. 2, 3005 Berne

The Fix the Leaky Pipeline programme 2017 organizes an information session in Berne on March 30 2017 with coaches & trainers. A panel composed of female professors or in high-ranked academic positions will come and talk about their professional path et debate on perspectives for women in science. PROGRAMME 9h45 Registration & coffee 10h15 Welcome ... Read more about ""Academic careers for women" Panel discussion proposed by the Fix the Leaky Pipeline Program"
31MAR
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  09:00-15:00 Rolex Learning Center

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) campaign aims to help the Associated Countries to Horizon 2020, especially those that recently signed the association agreement, to improve their participation in submitted and successfully evaluated proposals. Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 Coffee / Registrations 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Prof. Andreas Mortensen, Vice President for Research, EPFL 09:40 – 10:00 ... Read more about "[MSCA I WORKSHOP]"
04APR
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  09:00-12:00 CM1 121

Guided Inquiry Learning is a teaching approach used to develop engineering thinking skills, cited by a Nature editorial as the “prime example” of an effective pedagogical innovation. This evidence-supported approach offers an alternative to step-by-step exercises and lab protocols by introducing more opportunities for students to encounter uncertainty and complexity. Read more about "Guided Inquiry Learning: a bridge to discovery learning"
By Clif Kussmaul is Co-PI for multiple Process Oriented Guided Inquiry ...
04APR
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  13:30-16:30 SG 0213

Participants will experience a simulated inquiry/discovery-based laboratory experiment, examine its essential characteristics and use them to critically analyze activity structure. Models for constructing effective inquiry activities and labs will be applied. [Participation in the morning session is required]. Read more about "Designing Guided Inquiry Activities & Labs"
By Clif Kussmaul is Co-PI for multiple Process Oriented Guided Inquiry ...
05APR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Geneva

Facilitation techniques for working groups Managing interactivity, collaboration and decision making Description and objectives This workshop is for postdocs managing a team. It will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ’right’ impression in a ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
06APR
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  14:45-18:45 BC01

Aimed for SMEs and start-ups with R&D projects for innovative products and services, this session, offered by Euresearch, will provide detailed info on the functioning of the SME Instrument, its eligibility criteria and useful tips for proposal writing. Offering up to 2.5 Mio euros per project, SME Instrument is highly oriented on supporting the growth ... Read more about "SME Instrument: A New R&D Project Financing Opportunity of Choice for Swiss SMEs and Start-ups"
10APR
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
24APR
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  18:15-19:45 MA.A0.364

Etude de l'algorithme des logarithmes utilisé dans les calculatrices HP. Basé sur les travaux de Henry Briggs, cet algorithme ne s'appuye pas sur les séries de Taylor beaucoup trop longues à calculer en raison du nombre de multiplications requises, mais sur une décomposition en pseudo-quotients bien plus rapide. Nous analyserons son implémentation dans le matériel, ... Read more about "PolyMac: Algorithme des Logarithmes"
By Francois Roulet
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
16MAY
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  08:45-17:00 Starling Hotel Lausanne

Org: Emitec Messtechnik AG, Ametek CTS (Teseq & EM TEST) Location: Starling Hotel Lausanne, Route cantonale 31, CH-1025 Saint-Sulpice. Next to the EPFL Lausanne Price: Free Lunch: Offered Language: English Workshop summary: The workshop is aimed at all professionals involved in the development of electronic devices. Target audience: • R&D engineers developing electronic devices and ... Read more about "EMC workshop seminar in Lausanne"
18MAY
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  09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne

Description and objectives For PhDs and postdocs, academic writing is a necessary skill to master. Often, proof of this mastery is measured in the form of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. However, the publication process can be daunting for authors, new or experienced. Knowing more about the process can help writers better tailor their work to ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Writing and publishing in academia - increasing your chances of success"
By Dr. Sarah Stauffer, postdoc researcher and lecturer, Institute of Psychology ...
13SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs Vous avez déjà participé à l’atelier « Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière ». Vous êtes reparties avec des pistes à suivre, avec des engagements de passer à l’action selon vos choix. Quel regard portez-vous aujourd’hui sur votre degré de satisfaction dans l’évolution de votre carrière ? ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Perception de soi et évolution de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine

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"
28MAR
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  16:59-17:00

IMI 2 - Call 10 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]"
31MAR
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The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers provides opportunities for young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Submission deadline: 31 Mars 2017 Funding : A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) A ... Read more about "[JSPS I FELLOWSHIP]"
01APR
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The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. Rationale: The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Projects in the areas of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Theoretical Physics are funded. How to Apply: ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL | RESEARCH FUNDING] Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences"
01APR
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The CTI accepts application-oriented projects in any research-based innovative field. Applications can be submitted at any time but at least 14 days before each evaluation meeting. The exact application deadlines can be found in the following document: CTI evaluation meeting 2017. The Swiss Federal Offices (Federal office for the Energy, for the Environment, for the ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
By Divers bailleurs de fonds nationaux
01APR
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The foundation funds education, exchange, cooperation and environmental studies, scientific and practical projects, initiatives for capacity building of Organizations and knowledge transfer. - Research domains funded: http://www.stiftung-mercator.ch/de/foerderung/faq/ - Project duration: 1-3 years - No maximum amount awarded - Rolling call, applications (2 pages) can be submitted in english, ideally at least 9 months prior to ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL I RESEARCH FUNDING] Stiftung Mercator"
By STIFTUNG MERCATOR
03APR
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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: 03.04.2017 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]"
07APR
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Celtic-Plus is the industry-driven European research programme for implementing the vision of a Smart Connected World. It covers a broad range of areas in ICT, including communication infrastructures, services, applications and multimedia. Celtic-Plus gives proposers almost limitless freedom in regard to what research topic they can explore in their ICT research project. The philosophy of ... Read more about "[CELTIC-PLUS I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
14APR
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Data Science is one of the Strategic Focus Areas defined in the Strategic Planning 2017–2020 for the ETH Domain. The ETH Domain has launched the Initiative for Data Science in Switzerland to accelerate data science through education and research and the provision of infrastructure. The Initiative created the Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC), whose mission ... Read more about "[SDSC I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"
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]"
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]"
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]"