Conferences - Seminars

29MAY
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  13:30 SV1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: One of the fundamental tenants of biology tells us that DNA is transcribed into RNA, which is translated into protein, which affect the levels of the metabolites which carry out cellular actions. Microarrays and nucleotide sequencing technologies have made the measurement of DNA and RNA ... Read more about "Making Use of 'Omics: From Systems Genetics to Cell Biology"
By Evan WILLIAMS ETH Zürich, Switzerland
30MAY
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  11:15 BCH 3118

The conference is part of the NCCR lecture series hosted by NCCR junior scientists. The conference is followed by a workshop on “Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges” given by Prof. Thomas Ward and Dr. Tillmann Heinisch, senior researcher in the Ward group, to provide insights into theoretical and practical aspects of ... Read more about "Endowing Organometallic Chemistry with a Genetic Memory"
By Thomas R. Ward, Professor at UniBas and Director of NCCR ...
30MAY
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  16:15-18:00 BCH 1103

The workshop is associated with the NCCR lecture series hosted by NCCR junior scientists to provide insights into theoretical and practical aspects of artificial enzyme catalysis. Extended time for discussion will allow sharing on these issues. Please register here (deadline May 19). Limited number of seats! The workshop follows the talk given by Thomas R. ... Read more about "Workshop: "Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges""
By Thomas R. Ward, Professor at the University of Basel and ...
31MAY
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Understanding synaptic structure, function, connectivity and plasticity is fundamental to understanding how the brain works. Synaptic plasticity is fundamental for learning and memory formation where neurons are able to shape their length, structure and distribution of synapses thus accommodating local synaptic activity. Under pathological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, uncontrolled large-scale loss of synapses triggers ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Molecular architecture of synapses in situ by cryo-electron tomography"
By Ashraf Al-Amoudi, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany  
01JUN
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  12:00-13:00 Nanolive SA, Batiment L ground floor

Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D Nanolive SA invites you to its first lunch seminar given by one of the first users of the 3D Cell Explorer: the group of Professor Tsutomu Masujima from RIKEN, Japan. The talk will be about: “Absolute quantitation of a single cancer cell by live single cell mass ... Read more about "Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D"
By Group of Professor Tsutomu Masujima from RIKEN (Japan)
01JUN
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  17:30-19:30 SV 1717

We are delighted to invite you to the roundtable event “From Bench to Market: How to launch a biotech startup”, which will introduce you, young researchers and scientists-entrepreneursto the first steps in entrepreneurship and allow discussing more openly the important topics concerning company creation. The event will comprise of the roundtable presentations and open discussions ... Read more about "From bench to market: how to launch a biotech startup"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers:
Dr ...
02JUN
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

Papers for Phd Students : Parathyroid Hormone Directs Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Cell Fate Region-specific variation in the properties of skeletal adipocytes reveals regulated and constitutive marrow adipose tissues Bone marrow adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that contributes to increased circulating adiponectin during caloric restriction Read more about "New concepts about an old phenotype"
02JUN
  12:30-13:30 SV.1717

During the past 10 years mammalian adipose tissue biology has received considerable attention. Major progress was made in elucidating the developmental origin of adipocytes, the hetero­geneity and functional plasticity of adipose tissues, and the metabolic activity of human adipose tissues. In addition to heat dissipation in brown fat, the formation of thermogenic brown-like adipocytes can ... Read more about "Heating and eating: A role of brown fat in the control of food intake"
By Prof. Dr. Martin Klingenspor
Chair of Molecular Nutritional Medicine, Technical ...
06JUN
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  12:15 SV1717

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 ...
07JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

To make sense of the world around us, the brain must discriminate stimuli that are structured in space and time. In the tactile system, information about the identity of a stimulus is collected as a series of events (contacts, vibrations…) concatenated over time. The ability to encode individual events faithfully and precisely is central to ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Analysing neuronal response dynamics and heterogeneity in the rodent whisker syste"
By Miguel Maravall, Sussex Neuroscience, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
09JUN
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

Papers for PhD Students : http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867412005089 http://www.biochemsoctrans.org/content/42/4/717.long http://emboj.embopress.org/content/35/8/831.long Read more about "Linking genome instability to innate immune activation"
14JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare devastating neurodegenerative disorder commonly showing clinical overlaps with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and therefore often misdiagnosed in the daily praxis. MSA is characterized by ectopic filamentous alpha-synuclein accumulation in oligodendrocytes (glial cytoplasmic inclusions, GCIs) in contrast to the classical Lewy body pathology in neurons of PD and Dementia with ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Multiple system atrophy: the oligodendroglial alpha-synucleinopathy"
By Nadia Stefanova, Department of Neurology, Division of Neurobiology, Innsbruck Medical ...
16JUN
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  09:30-15:00 EPFL BC 410

For the 15th consecutive year, the LBO (EPFL), the LMAM (EPFL), the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine (CHUV), and the Regenerative Therapy Unit (CHUV) are organizing a day of translational research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. This day aims to encourage synergies between the Service of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at CHUV and the basic sciences at EPFL. ... Read more about "Research Day on Translational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics"
By Raphael Dumas (University of Lyon) and Jorg Spoerri (Balgrist)
19JUN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

Recent years have seen significant progress in our understanding of the neural substrates of motor skill learning. Advances in neuroimaging provide new insight into functional reorganization associated with the acquisition, consolidation, and retention of motor skills. Advances in our understanding of stages of motor skill learning and the ability to modify previously consolidated memories allow ... Read more about "Mechanisms of motor learning and how to modulate it in health and disease"
By Prof. Leonardo G. Cohen, NINDS, National Institutes of Health, USA.
19JUN
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  12:15 SV1717

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 ...
21JUN
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  09:00-10:00 SV1717

1. "Inclusion-Independent Neurodegeneration in a Mouse Synuclein-Spreading Model of PD: an Active Role for Microglia?" A key process in many types of chronic neurodegeneration is the transneuronal spreading of aggregation-prone proteins, such as a-synuclein. Alpha-synuclein is a presynaptic protein that is implicated in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other synucleopathies, where it forms, ... Read more about "Special LMNN SEMINAR // 2 talks, 20 min. each"
By Manuel Buttini, Neuropathology Core, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine, University ...
21JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

The arousal construct underlies a spectrum of behaviors that include sleep, exploration, feeding, sexual activity and adaptive stress. Pathological arousal conditions include stress, anxiety disorders, and addiction. In the past few years we have used optogenetics to interrogate neuronal circuits underlying transitions between arousal states. In particular, I will talk about how the hypocretin system, ... Read more about "NEW AD - BMI Seminar // Optogenetics of arousal and hyperarousal"
By Luis de Lecea, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford ...
22JUN
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  12:00-13:00 EPFL SV 1717

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about ""Telomeres and Disease""
By Dr. Maria BLASCO, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain

Thesis defenses

09JUN
  16:30 Salle H4+2 Campus Biotech Ch. des Mines 9 1202 Genève

Thesis directors : Prof. O. Blanke , Prof. R. Gassert Neuroscience doctoral program. Thesis 7543 Read more about "Multiscale body maps in the human brain"
By Michel AKSELROD

Miscellaneous

01JUN
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  08:30-17:30 Swiss Tech Convention Center

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT MANDATORY. Number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: May 4, 2017 (http://www.limna.ch/events/481) PROGRAM (See also enclosed flyer): 08h30 Welcome and distribution of badges 09h00 Opening: Welcome 09h10 Markus Stoffel: “Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism” 09h45 Roberto Coppari: “Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?” 10h15 Coffee Break 10h35 Michael N. Hall: “mTOR signaling ... Read more about "LIMNA SYMPOSIUM: METABOLISM RESEARCH IN SWITZERLAND"
By Dr. Carles Cantó, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland.
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08JUN
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  09:00-16:00 EPFL

On June 8th over 80 classes will be on the EPFL site ! Every year, 7th and 8th grade schools are invited to EPFL for a day to discover sciences and technology. Registration is compulsory. Thank you for visiting our website to get more information. And a warm THANK YOU to all professors, researchers, scientific ... Read more about "Classes' Day"

Internal trainings

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

Horizon 2020 - Applicants Training for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships This event is a one-day training for researchers planning to apply to the 2017 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call. You will work with an example proposal, get insight into the evaluation process and have the possibility to learn from a successful applicant. At the time of ... Read more about "[MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE I WORKSHOP]"
01JUN
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The Research Office is organising a 1-hour meeting on June 1st during which you will have the chance to meet Mrs. Katja Wirth and Judith Zbinden, from the Euresearch Head Office. If you are planning to apply for the ERC Advanced Grant 2017, this is the perfect opportunity to discuss your application with the Swiss ... Read more about "[ERC I WORKSHOP ADVANCED GRANT 2017]"
13JUN
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  12:10-13:30 CE 1 1

The Research Office (ReO) is organising a lunch meeting to present you postdoctoral fellowship & mobility funding opportunities. When: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (12:10 - 13:30) Venue: CE 1 1 Programme: 12.10 - 12.30: Postdoctoral fellowships: tips and overview of opportunities Research Office 12.30 - 13.00: Focus on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Fellowship Opportunities Pascale ... Read more about "[POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP & MOBILITY I WORKSHOP]"
15JUN
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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
23JUN
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"

Call for proposal

01MAY
01AUG
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Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. This call will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects that involve EPFL research groups or ... Read more about "The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"
31MAY
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Inflammation Biomarkers for Parkinson's Disease The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research seeks to support research that will develop new or improve upon existing biomarker tools for neuroinflammation/peripheral inflammation in Parkinson's disease (PD). Pre-Proposals deadline: 31st May 2017 ( 5pm US ET ) Funding: up to $300,000 Duration: 1-2 year grants To apply or ... 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]"
07JUN
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BREAST CANCER - KOMEN ANNOUNCES CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS FOCUSED ON DRUG RESISTANCE & METASTASIS FROM EARLY CAREER INVESTIGATORS Applications are open to early career investigators working at academic institutions who have held faculty positions for no more than 5 years. Applicants/PIs must propose a mentor committee whose purpose is to provide the research, scientific, ... Read more about "[SUSAN G. KOMEN 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]"
14JUN
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
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]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By EPFL and EMBO Press
26APR
31MAY
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  08:30-17:30 Swiss Tech Convention Center

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT MANDATORY. Number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: May 4, 2017 (http://www.limna.ch/events/481) PROGRAM (See also enclosed flyer): 08h30 Welcome and distribution of badges 09h00 Opening: Welcome 09h10 Markus Stoffel: “Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism” 09h45 Roberto Coppari: “Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?” 10h15 Coffee Break 10h35 Michael N. Hall: “mTOR signaling ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS OPEN: LIMNA SYMPOSIUM: METABOLISM RESEARCH IN SWITZERLAND"
By Dr. Carles Cantó, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland.
Prof ...