Conferences - Seminars

25APR
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: Mining, smelting, and use of tungsten (W) have increased rapidly in the past few decades, but recently the US EPA declared this element an “emerging contaminant of concern,” because it is likely a carcinogen. Despite the health concerns, remarkably little research has yet addressed the environmental transport and fate of tungsten. As dissolved tungsten ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Tungsten isotopes as a probe of reactions governing environmental transport of a toxic heavy metal""
By Dr Laura Wasylenki, associate professor (visiting professor @EML-EPFL), Sesame Lab ...
26APR
  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

Within mitochondria, the biogenesis of the respiratory chain complexes (I to IV), is a highly coordinated process. Cox2 is a mitochondrial-encoded central subunit of the complex IV. Using yeast as a model system, we find that the ribosome receptor Mba1 forms a ribosomes-nascent chain complex with ribosome translating Cox2 and the Cox2 chaperone Cox20. We ... Read more about "“New Insights into mitochondrial Cox2 biogenesis”"
By Isotta Lorenzi Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
26APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

In addition to producing energy, mitochondria perform a number of biochemical and signaling functions. Recent evidence suggests that, like neurons in neural networks, mitochondria sense, integrate, and signal. Mitochondria thereby transmit information about external stressors and translate it into molecular and physiological responses. To understand how this influences gene expression and multisystemic neuroendocrine responses to ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // The power to sense and signal: Mitochondrial regulation of stress responses"
By Martin Picard, Dept of Psychiatry and Neurology, Division of Behavioral ...
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 ...
27APR
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By Frank McCormick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF ...
27APR
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  19:00-20:30 CO2

La matière au niveau subatomique ne se comporte pas d’une manière prévisible selon les lois de la physique classique. L’observateur pourrait avoir un impact direct sur les expériences de mesures quantiques. Le débat reste vif et les interprétations nombreuses quant à l’influence de l’observateur sur le comportement de la matière. Conscience et matière entretiennent-elles un ... Read more about "Conférence: Matière et conscience. Quel impact nos connaissances en physique quantique peuvent-elles avoir sur notre compréhension de la conscience?"
By  – au panel:   Dr. Giuliana Galli Carminati, médecin psychiatre (PhD) et ...
01MAY
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) occurs as heterotrimeric complexes containing catalytic a subunits and regulatory b and g subunits. Genes encoding these subunits are found in the genomes of almost all eukaryotes, suggesting that this is an ancient signalling pathway that arose during early eukaryotic evolution. ... Read more about "Sensing of nutrients and energy by the AMP-activated protein kinase"
By Grahame HARDIE University of Dundee, UK
01MAY
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  16:15-17:15 BC420

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 ...
02MAY
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

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"
03MAY
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

A fundamental goal of neuroscience is to understand how information is encoded and stored in the brain. The physical or functional representation of a memory (the memory trace or “engram”) is thought to be sparsely encoded over a distributed memory network. However, identifying the precise neurons which make up a memory trace has challenged for ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Making, Breaking and Linking Memories"
By Sheena Josselyn, Department of Physiology, The Hospital for Sick Children ...
08MAY
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: During my talk, I will discuss the structure and function of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier and its role in cell metabolism, in particular in relation to neuronal function. Read more about "Role of the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier in cell metabolism"
By Jean-Claude MARTINOU University of Geneva, Switzerland
10MAY
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

During mitophagy, impaired in genetic Parkinson’s disease (PD), the kinase PINK1 recruits the E3 ubiquitin ligase Parkin to damaged mitochondria. Increased Parkin levels correct PINK1 deficient Drosophila PD models, suggesting that targeting the Parkin-opposing deubiquitination enzymes (DUBs) can yield the same result. A targeted RNA interference screening for DUBs antagonizing Parkin ubiquitination of its key ... Read more about "BMI Seminar "To eat to not to eat: mitophagy in neurodegeneration""
By Elena Zivian, Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padova & ...
11MAY
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By Professor Gabriele BERGERS Department of Oncology, University of Leuven, Belgium
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 ...
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
17MAY
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  12:15-13:15

Classically the brain is considered to have a simple relationship with glucocorticoids either maintaining normal function in the basal state or responding in short, medium and long time domains to increased levels of hormone during acute or chronic stress.It is now becoming apparent that thee is a much more dynamic interaction taking place even during ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Glucocorticoids and the Brain - what does the brain actually see?"
By  Stafford L. Lightman, Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and ...
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
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Stress-related experience trigger circuit reorganisation, and if persistent contributes to the emergence of depressive symptoms. Therefore understanding the cellular basis of stress can ultimately lead to the identification of substrates potentially relevant for therapeutic interventions for depression. The lateral habenula, an epithalamic structure, encode negative stimuli and its dysfunction contributes to aspects of depressive-like phenotypes. ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Habenular circuits for aversion encoding"
By Manuel Mameli, Department of Fundamental Neurosciences, Faculty of Biology and ...

Thesis defenses

12MAY
By Saifeldin Nasser Mohamed Ibrahim SHEHATA

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 ...
28APR
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  12:15 CE 1 103

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 ...
17MAY
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  09:30-17:30 Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV)

The Life Science Career Day is back for its 6th edition with great deal to offer and a key goal: get your Life Science career started! Once again, BSNL, UNIL-CHUV and LNAM joined their efforts to organize the biggest Life Science career fair in Romandie. Join LSCD 2017! WHERE: CHUV in the heart of Lausanne ... Read more about "Life Science Career Day 2017"
By Marco Rüedi, MD, eMBA, eMMM; Anna Lisa Mascitti, Director, BirdLife ...

Internal trainings

11MAY
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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
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
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 ...

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"
30APR
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Swiss Bridge is a private foundation associated with the Swiss Cancer League, the Swiss Cancer Research foundation and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and supports high-quality cancer research in Europe. This year, young investigators (under the age of 45 holding a PhD or MD and having obtained an independent position at a hospital, ... Read more about "[SWISS BRIDGE AWARD 2017 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]"
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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The purpose of the Novartis Foundation is to foster medical-biological science by means of financial support for research projects conducted at Swiss universities in the field of medicine and medically oriented biology/biochemistry. The Foundation also funds a limited number of research fellowships abroad (e.g. postdocs) for advancement of the scientific education of young researchers (PhD/MD). ... Read more about "[NOVARTIS 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]"
19MAY
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Against Breast Cancer are offering 2 Seed Grants in 2017 for innovative research that has the potential to impact the way metastatic breast cancer is diagnosed, treated or even prevented. Submission deadline: May 19th 2017 Funding: up to £50,000 Duration: a maximum term of 1 year Can be used for: preliminary data to be gathered ... Read more about "[AGAINST BREAST CANCER I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
22MAY
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The AO Foundation is delighted to announce the launch of its latest innovation initiative, the AO Development Incubator (AODI). This incubator fosters valuable ideas that fit AO's vision and mission. AODI supports inventors to build and execute project plans towards a proof of concept (PoC), with projects originating from anyone within AO or from outside ... Read more about "[AO FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

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