Conferences - Seminars

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 ...
29MAR
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  10:30 SV1717

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 ...
29MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

The tactile sensations mediated by the whisker-to-barrel cortex system allow rodents to efficiently detect and discriminate objects and surfaces. The temporal structure of individual whisker deflections and the temporal correlation between deflections occurring on several whiskers simultaneously vary for different tactile substrates. We studied how this distributed input is coded along the afferent pathway from ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Coding global tactile scenes in the barrel cortex of rodents: electrophysiological, imaging and modeling approaches"
By Daniel Shulz, Neural Processing, Neuromodulation and sensory plasticity, Unit of ...
30MAR
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By Professor Gerard EVAN, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
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"
03APR
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: Metabolism plays a pivotal role in all cellular processes by providing building blocks and energy for biosynthesis and participating in decision-making. In many biomedical areas such as oncology, toxicology, immunology, stem cell research, etc., metabolism is currently regarded as a key driver and a differentiating ... Read more about "The journey from metabolites to mechanisms"
By Nicola ZAMBONI Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
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"
04APR
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  08:30-17:30 CHUV, Auditoire César Roux, BH 08 Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne

LIMNA (Lausanne Integrative Metabolism & Nutrition Alliance) is organizing a symposium dedicated to students and post-docs. FREE Registration and info: http://www.limna.ch/events/523 *Abstract submission is not required but encouraged LIMNA, is a joint research initiative created by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (FBM-UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of ... Read more about "7th LIMNA Symposium for Students and PostDoc"
By Prof. Etienne Meylan,  Swiss National Science Foundation Professor 
& Tenure-track ...
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.
05APR
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  12:30-13:30 SV1717

The basal nucleus of the amygdala (BA), a cortical structure is one of the main output stations of the amygdala region. This area plays an essential role in several higher order cognitive functions, including fear memory processes, decision making or social interactions. In spite of a fundamental role of the BA in both normal and ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Microcircuits in the basal nucleus of the amygdala"
By Norbert Hájos, Laboratory of Network Neurophysiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine ...
06APR
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

The 26S proteasome operates at the executive end of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway for the controlled degradation of intracellular proteins. The 2.5 MDa complex is built of 34 different subunits and comprises two subcomplexes: the 20S core where proteolysis takes place and one or two regulating particles which prepare substrates for degradation. Whereas the structure of ... Read more about "The molecular machinery of protein degradation - structural studies ex situ and in situ"
By Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Germany
 
10APR
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Read more about "Metabolic control of aging"
By Michael RISTOW ETH Zürich, Switzerland
10APR
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  17:00-18:00 BCH 4310

Prof. Kontermann's research interests focus on the development of recombinant antibodies (small bispecific and bifunctional antibody molecules, humanized antibodies) with improved biological and pharmacokinetic properties and targeted nanoparticulate carrier systems for cancer therapy. Read more about "Bispecific and bifunctional fusion proteins for cancer therapy"
By Prof. Roland Kontermann, University of Stuttgart
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.

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Thesis defenses

Miscellaneous

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"

Internal trainings

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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  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

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]"