Conferences - Seminars

16JAN
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Fifteen years ago, Prof.Craik discovered a family of peptides with a structure like no other that is now called cyclotides. As the name suggests, their structure is cyclic and includes an intricate knot. Today, Prof. Craik's group is re-engineering and adapting peptides to create new drugs. The group had also success in using the methodology ... Read more about "Cyclic peptide scaffolds as templates in drug design"
By Prof. Dr. David Craik, University of Queensland
16JAN
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Huntington's disease (HD), the most common dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder is characterized by a progressive striatal and cortical neurodegeneration associated with cognitive and behavioral disturbance. So far, many are the aberrant molecular mechanisms described to be associated with the disease, however much remains to be defined. In the last decade, perturbed metabolism of gangliosides, glycosphingolipids ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Vittorio Maglione - Sphingolipid metabolism: new perspectives for treating Huntington's disease"
By Vittorio Maglione, Centre for Neurogenetics and Rare Diseases, IRCCS Neuromed ...
17JAN
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The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim at intensifying interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups (i.e. PhD & Postdocs either directly funded by the NCCR, or as a matching contribution). The EPFL community interested in MARVEL research topics is very welcome to attend. Each seminar consists of two 25-minute presentations, followed by ... Read more about "MARVEL January Junior Seminars"
By Max Veit (EPFL, COSMO) & Predrag Andric (EPFL, LAMMM) 
17JAN
  14:30-15:30 PPB 019

Magnetic reconnection has long been hypothesized to be a key ingredient of magnetized plasma turbulence, but a theory of how it might occur had been lacking. Recent analytical works [Loureiro17a, Mallet17a, Boldyrev17] have revisited the current understanding of Alfvénic turbulence, concluding that reconnection must inevitably become important in the inertial range, at the scale where ... Read more about "The role of reconnection in magnetized turbulence"
By Prof. Nuno F.G. Loureiro
Dept. of Nuclear Science and ...
18JAN
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

Empirically, a large fraction of the market equity premium is realized immediately upon macroeconomic announcements, such as the FOMC announcements and the unemployment report. In contrast, macroeconomic quantities respond slowly to these announcements. We show that the joint behavior of the reactions of capital markets and macroeconomic quantities with respect to macro announcements imposes strong ... Read more about "The macroeconomics of announcement premium"
By Hengjie AI, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
18JAN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium D

To understand the cellular basis of behavior, it is necessary to know the cell types that exist in the nervous system and their contributions to function. Spinal networks are essential for sensory processing and motor behavior and provide a powerful system for identifying the cellular correlates of behavior. We sought to leverage the recent revolution ... Read more about "Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Single Nucleus Sequencing in the Spinal Cord"
By Dr Ariel Levine, NIH Neurological Institute NINDS, USA.
18JAN
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Où, quand et comment naissent les bonnes idées ? Comment s’inventent les techniques, se créent les oeuvres artistiques et se forgent les théories scientifiques ? Nous vous proposons une plongée dans la mystérieuse marmite de la création au travers d’univers et de personnalités différentes afin d’explorer les différentes facettes de ce vaste sujet. Read more about "Comment naissent les bonnes idées?"
By cf programme (fichier joint)
18JAN
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Abstract The voting and election processes are the backbone of Swiss democracy and threats to those processes are not to be taken lightly. For this reason, the Federal Chancellery introduced new rules and requirements on Internet Voting systems back in 2014, defining thresholds on the availability of Internet Voting, subjected to three increasing compliance levels. ... Read more about "The Road towards Verifiable Internet Voting in Geneva"
By Thomas Hofer, Expert Technique, Direction Générale des Systèmes d'Information ...
21JAN
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  11:00-12:00 smart living lab

The Structural Xploration Lab (SXL) invites Carl Haas, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, to present his work on digital twins and on workers’ health. The conference is part of a new series of « Invited Talks » at the smart living lab and takes place on 21 January 2019 ... Read more about "Invited Talk #1 Carl Haas"
21JAN
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Multicellular ecosystems such as biofilms, tissues, and whole organisms operate as highly integrated systems that link physical structure and biological function. In mammalian tissues, structure determines the effectiveness by which muscles generate force, lungs oxygenate blood, or glandular organs produce bile, milk, or saliva. Even at the level ... Read more about "Engineering 3D Culture Models of Physiology and Disease: How Simple is Complex Enough?"
By Prof. Christopher Chen, Boston University and Harvard Wyss Institute, Boston ...
21JAN
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By: Andrew Fitzgibbon - Microsoft (Cambridge) Abstract: In 1957, many (most?) computer programs were the expression of mathematical formulae in machine instructions. It was tedious, so Backus and colleagues wrote the “FORmula TRANslator”, perhaps the first modern compiler. FORTRAN revolutionised the writing of numerical code and the richness of tasks the computer could perform. Today, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Programming Languages for Machine Learning and Perception"
21JAN
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After an introduction to the 3R concept, the foundation Animalfree Research as well as some of its work is explained. The presentation continues to touch on some of the most pressing topics in science and animal welfare, such as the reproducibility crisis, the importance of open access and the influence of environment on in vivo ... Read more about "The 3Rs and Animalfree Research - projects, activities and challenges"
By Mrs. Stefanie Schindler, Co-CEO of the Animalfree Research Foundation
21JAN
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By: Simon Peyton Jones - Microsoft Research (Cambridge) Abstract: Automatic differentiation (AD) is clearly cool. And it has become useful (as well as cool) recently, because it essentially implements the back-propagation step that is key to learning in neural networks; and it is used extensively in many other machine learning contexts. But as well as ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Automatic differentiation for dummies"
22JAN
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The EIT Food innovation market place/match-making event for the call for projects of 2020 will take place on 22-23 January 2019 at the University of Turin (Italy). The event will consist of 2 full days of activities, including discussions on potential new projects. EPFL, as Core Partner of KIC FOOD, is kindly invited to attend ... Read more about "[ EIT Food Annual Matchmaking event 2019 | Networking event ]"
22JAN
25JAN
  08:00-18:00 STCC 0 7326

From 22 to 25 January, EPFL will be hosting the third workshop/meeting of FG-AI4H at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne. With this email, I would like to inform you of our activities as well as extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to become involved in this important project. In particular, we ... Read more about "Artificial Intelligence for Health"
22JAN
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Abstract Modern-day software is increasingly complex and software engineering is commonly accepted as a challenging, error-prone task. Consequently, software bugs are prevalent, incurring detrimental financial costs and often risking human lives. Program analyses provide rigorous and effective means to automated bug detection, and are becoming an integral part of the software development process. In this ... Read more about "Algorithmic Advances in Automated Program Analysis"
By Andreas Pavlogiannis
22JAN
By David Stewart, Newcastle
23JAN
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Endocannabinoids have been well established as regulators of the neurobehavioral response to stress. This talk will focus on highlighting the neural circuits and mechanisms by which endocannabinoids have been found to modulate both neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to stress, with an emphasis on translational implications of these findings to human populations afflicted with stress-related neuropsychiatric ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Matthew Hill - Endocannabinoid Regulation of Stress: Circuits and Translation"
By Matthew Hill, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, he Mathison Center, for Mental ...
23JAN
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  16:00-17:00 H4-2-A

Abstract: Organic semiconductors in different shapes and composition can be interfaced with living cells. This provides a new, exciting route towards optical control of physiological functions or the restoring of natural functions. In this talk I will present a number of experiments that show the effective abiotic-biotic coupling with cells and small animals, suggesting the ... Read more about "Non genetic cell opto stimulation"
By Prof Guglielmo Lanzani, Center for Nano Science Technology @ POLIMI Istituto ...
24JAN
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
By EPFL Library teaching team
25JAN
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  09:00-13:00 CO 120

From this seminar you will learn about the developments which have enabled the main UK higher education institutions to develop inclusive digital education curricula. This is also an opportunity to learn practices and share ideas on how to successfully manage participation equally and inclusively. Read more about "Brave inclusion of diversity and giving opportunities to all students is the classroom"
By Mira Vogel works as an educational developer in King's ...
25JAN
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We establish that the labor market helps discipline asset managers via the impact of fund liquidations on their careers. Using hand-collected data on 1,948 professionals, we find that top managers working for funds liquidated after persistently poor relative performance suffer demotion coupled with a significant loss in imputed compensation. Scarring effects are absent when liquidations ... Read more about "Career Risk and Market Discipline in Asset Management"
By Marco PAGANO, University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and EIEF
26JAN
29JAN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The Applied Machine Learning Days will take place from January 26th to 29th, 2019, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center on EPFL campus. It is now the largest and best-known Machine Learning event in Switzerland, and increasingly recognized as a major event in Europe. The event has a focus specifically on the applications of machine ... Read more about "Applied Machine Learning Days 2019"
By See our workshop sessions, the 16 featured tracks and the ...
30JAN
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An ambitious goal of single-cell analyses is to describe dynamical biological processes and shed light on gene regulation. However, the destructive nature of transcriptomics measurements constitutes an immediate challenge to this purpose. To overcome this fundamental limit, we present a novel method capable of estimating “RNA velocity”: the time derivative of gene expression. We apply ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Gioele La Manno - RNA velocity of single cells to unveil the developmental dynamics of the nervous system"
By Gioele La Manno, Neurodevelopmental systems biology lab, Brain Mind Institute ...
31JAN
  14:30-16:30 BC 233

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui Thesis advisor: Prof. Carmela Troncoso Co-examiner: Prof. Martin Jaggi Abstract Machine learning (ML) is now widely used in the technological industry and beyond due to the rise in the efficiency of ML methods, data collection, and processing infrastructure. This rise brings benefits to the society, but also ... Read more about "Security and Privacy against ML-Equipped Adversaries"
By Bogdan Kulynych 
01FEB
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"Techies, Trade, and Skill-Biased Productivity" Abstract We study the impact of firm level choices of ICT, R&D, exporting and importing on the evolution of productivity and its bias towards skilled occupations. We use a novel measure of the propensity of a firm to engage in technology investment and adoption: its employment of workers with STEM ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Ariell Reshef, Paris School of Economics"
04FEB
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SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Disturbances in the morphology and function of mitochondria cause neurological diseases, which can affect the central and peripheral nervous system. The i-AAA protease YME1L ensures mitochondrial proteostasis and regulates mitochondrial dynamics by processing of the dynamin-like GTPase OPA1. Mutations in YME1L cause a multi-systemic ... Read more about "Novel Mouse Models to Study Mitochondrial Proteostasis in the Nervous System"
By Hans-Georg Sprenger, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Dept ...
04FEB
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"Innovation policies in the digital age" Abstract This presentation will look at how digitalisation is transforming innovation, and the consequent need for innovation policies to adapt. It will show that the digital transformation affects the economics of information and knowledge, in particular pricing and allocation. The reduced costs of producing and handling information and knowledge ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Dominique Guellec, OECD"
04FEB
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"Robust clustering in social networks" Abstract During the last decades the importance of considering data uncertainty in optimization problems has become increasingly apparent, since small fluctuations of input data may lead to comparably bad decisions in many practical problems when uncertainty is ignored. If the probability distribution of the uncertain data is not known (or ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Immanuel Bomze, University of Vienna"
05FEB
03DEC
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  11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg, Halle bleue

The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. These events are designed for the smart living lab's community. Since 2018, a « pitch your project » session has been launched right after the smart living lunch. Read more about "smart living lunches"
06FEB
  11:00-13:00 INF 018

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Patrick Thiran Thesis advisor: Prof. Jean-Yves Le Boudec Co-examiner: Prof. Viktor Kuncak Abstract Background papers A Theory of Traffic Regulators for Deterministic Networks with Application to Interleaved Regulators, by Prof J-Y., Le Boudec Improving Performance Bounds in Feed-Forward Networks by Paying Multiplexing Only Once, by J.B., Schmitt et al. ... Read more about "Proven performance guarantees in Time Sensitive Networking and Deterministic Networking"
By Ehsan Mohammadpour
07FEB
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  10:00-17:00 STCC 0 8328

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends ... Read more about "FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs."
11FEB
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Swiss Blockchain Winter School - Feb 11-14, 2019 https://blockchainschool.epfl.ch/ Registration page Hotel discount reservation (still some rooms left on the offered hotel platform, as well as via standard booking) Travel stipend application (deadline: January 11, 2019) Please join us for the Swiss Blockchain Winter School 2019 on February 11-14, 2019 at the Congress Center Interlaken, ... Read more about "Swiss Blockchain Winter School - EPFL - ETHZ - IC3"
11FEB
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract & Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Reza Ghodssi - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
12FEB
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  12:00-13:00 EPFL Library

Research data is a precious good. Where is the balance between protecting it and opening it? How can you manage the way it is reused by others? In this Noon Talk, the topic of data licensing will be presented from various points of view. Read more about "Research Data licensing noon talk"
By Giovanni Pizzi, senior scientist at the Laboratory of theory and ...
13FEB
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For many brain diseases, particularly in psychiatry, we lack clinical tests for differential diagnosis and cannot predict optimal treatment for individual patients. This presentation outlines a translational neuromodeling framework for inferring subject-specific mechanisms of brain disease from non-invasive measures of behaviour and neuronal activity. Guided by clinical theories of maladaptive cognition and aberrant brain-body interactions, ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Stephan Klaas - Translational Neuromodeling, Computational Psychiatry and Computational Psychosomatics"
By Stephan Klaas, Translational Neuromodeling Unit (TNU), Institute for Biomedical Engineering ...
14FEB
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"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
14FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for gas storage, e.g. storage of energy carriers such as H2, and gas separation processes, e.g. removal of CO2 from CH4. The rational design of new adsorbents with enhanced separation performance at optimized separation conditions requires reliable predictions of adsorption isotherms ... Read more about "Ab initio free energy calculations for gas adsorption and separation in nanoporous systems"
By Prof. Joachim Sauer
Institute of Chemistry,
Humboldt University,
Berlin, Germany
15FEB
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We develop and test a model in which upfront fees are used to compensate lenders for the penalty-free prepayment option in bank loans. In the model, borrowers learn of their type after investing the loan, causing high-quality borrowers to prepay (or renegotiate). Raising the credit spread does not counteract this ex post erosion of loan-pool ... Read more about "Upfront Fees and Prepayment Risk in Bank Loans"
By Karin THOBURN, Norwegian School of Economics - NHH
15FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8-01-D

Extracellular electrical recordings by means of microelectrode arrays complement well-established patch clamp techniques and optical or optogenetic techniques. The use of CMOS technology helps to overcome the connectivity problem of how to interface thousands of tightly-spaced electrodes, while, at the same time, it improves signal-to-noise characteristics, as signal conditioning is done on chip next to ... Read more about "Subcellular-resolution electrophysiology with CMOS-based high-density microelectrode arrays"
By Prof. Andreas Hierlemann, Department Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich
15FEB
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Abstract : Given the world-wide increase in obesity, studying the onset of this debilitating syndrome and specifically the dynamic nature of fat tissue is of great interest. In this presentation, I intend to summarize my lab’s efforts in addressing multiple, outstanding questions related to adipose biology. First, I will show how we are using integrative ... Read more about "An omics journey through the intriguing world of adipose biology"
By Dr Bart Deplancke, FSV / IBI / UPDEPLA
15FEB
By Adam Thomas, Birmingham        
18FEB
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Adrian Keller, Paderborn University (D)
18FEB
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By Prof. Sarah Haigh, Materials Characterisation, University of Manchester UK
20FEB
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By  Marlene Bartos, Cellular and Systemic Neuroscience, Institute for Physiology I ...
20FEB
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  17:00-18:30 BC 420

Assessing the habitability of Mars has been an objective of the scientific community for a long time, but it has recently become a sustained focus in light of data being returned from the planet and growing knowledge about life in extreme environments. The Curiosity rover on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), one of NASAs flagship ... Read more about "Is Mars Habitable ?"
By Prof. Javier Martín-Torres
21FEB
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jacob Abstract Background papers Perceptual evaluation of different image fusion schemes, by Alexande Toet, Eric M. Franken Spectral Edge Image Fusion: Theory and Applications, by David Connah, Mark Samuel Drew, Graham David Finlayson Fully Convolutional Region Proposal Networks for ... Read more about "Visible and infrared image fusion"
By Fayez Lahoud
22FEB
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By Maureen O'Hara, Cornell University
25FEB
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Jussi Taipale, Cambridge University (UK)
25FEB
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By Dr Rupert Myers, Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh
26FEB
27FEB
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  09:00-05:00 Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan, 559-0034

Conference Series llc Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 going to be held on February 26-27, 2019 Osaka, Japan. Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 directs towards the main issues as well as future strategies of Pregnancy and women health. This is going to be the largest and most promising ... Read more about "Global Annual Midwifery Congress"
26FEB
By Dr Julia Steinberger, Associate professor in Ecological Economics, University of ...
27FEB
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
04MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
04MAR
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By Prof. Bella Lake, Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials Institute, Helmholtz ...
05MAR
By Dr Cary D. Troy, Associate professor, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering ...
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Hippocampal mossy fiber synapses are an important element in the hippocampus and exhibit various forms of synaptic plasticity. To investigate the mechanism of transmitter release and its modulation, we used presynaptic capacitance measurements and EPSC recording to measure the kinetics of transmitter release. In addition, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy was used to visualize ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Takeshi Sakaba - Biophysics of transmitter release at the mossy fiber synapse"
By Takeshi Sakaba, Laboratory of Molecular Synaptic Function, Graduate School of ...
07MAR
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
11MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
11MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In this talk, I will highlight some of our recent advances in the field of direct electrochemical reduction of CO2 into value‐added fuels and chemicals on metallic Cu‐based catalysts and nonmetallic carbon‐based MNC electrocatalysts with molecularly‐defined coordinative MNx metal‐nitrogen centers as active sites. Special focus will be placed on efficient production of CO at lab‐scale ... Read more about "Free electrons to molecular bonds and back – The dark side of solar fuels and solar chemicals"
By Prof. Peter Strasser, Chemical Engineering Division, Technical University Berlin
13MAR
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By Julia Lemos, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ...
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business
16MAR
  09:00-16:00

Aperçu des contenus du module : Rappels : - Variables aléatoires discrètes - Loi binomiale - Variables aléatoires continues - Fonction de densité - Loi normale Méthodes de statistique inférentielle : - Théorème central limite - Construction d’un intervalle de confiance pour une moyenne - Construction d’un intervalle de confiance pour un pourcentage - Test ... Read more about "Formation continue en Statistiques"
By Madame Carmen Mermoud, Gymnase de Burier   
M. Prof. Stephan Morgenthaler ...
18MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
18MAR
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By Prof. Pupa Gilbert, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
20MAR
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  08:30-18:30 STCC

L’innovation est une des missions de base de l’EPFL et d’importance primordiale pour la Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de l’Ingénieur (STI). Après deux éditions avec plus de 150 entreprises participantes, nous organisons la 3ème édition de la journée industrie le mercredi 20 mars 2019. Elle offre différentes opportunités aux entreprises, laboratoires de recherche de ... Read more about "Journée Industrie"
By Session1: Engineering for life science and health Bart Deplancke – Laboratory ...
20MAR
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Identical objects and figures may look different in different contexts. This is a general phenomenon, manifested in many different domains of vision research, and it can provide important insights into various perceptual mechanisms. The talk will start with examples of salient contextual effects involving perception of transparency, gaze direction, 3D shape, and amodal completion. Most ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Dejan Todorovic - Effects of context in perception and visual illusions"
By  Dejan Todorovic, Lab of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University ...
25MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
25MAR
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By Prof. Costantin Creton, Soft Matter Science and Engineering Laboratory, ESPCI ...
26MAR
03APR
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  08:00-18:00 GA 3 21

An incentive to use coarse-grained models is to use them for inference and control instead of the original (often intractable) model. Since coarse-grained models are always “wrong”, questions such as inference under model misspecification or goal-oriented uncertainty quantification (e.g. for control) come into play. This workshop will address such topics, with a special focus on ... Read more about "Big data and uncertainty quantification: statistical inference and information-theoretic techniques applied to computational chemistry"
By Carsten Hartmann, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Fabio Nobile, EPFL Frank Pinski, University ...
26MAR
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The Ferrell lab studies signal transduction and cell cycle regulation, mainly focusing the spatial and temporal regulation of mitotic entry and exit. They explore how the individual proteins that regulate these processes work together in circuits, generating reliable systems-level behaviors, by using quantitative experimental approaches, modeling, and theory. Much of their work make use of ... Read more about "TBA"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Stanford University School of Medecine. 
27MAR
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By Carlos Ribeiro, Behavior and Metabolism Lab, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre ...
28MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Business-School Education and Its Effects on Manufacturing Industry Performance" Abstract This research studies the effects of business-school education on the long-run performance of manufacturing industry. Specifically, the project examines the creation and development of business schools in the US, and its influence on manufacturing firms’ long-run outcomes, such as employment, productivity, and profitability. The results ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michela Giorcelli, UCLA"
28MAR
By Prof. Timothy Donohoe, University of Oxford, UK
28MAR
By Professor Clément Mazet, University of Geneva
29MAR
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By Toni WHITED, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
01APR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Robots today rely on rigid components and electric motors based on metal and magnets, making them heavy, unsafe near humans, expensive and ill-suited for unpredictable environments. Nature, in contrast, makes extensive use of soft materials and has produced organisms that drastically outperform robots in terms of agility, dexterity, ... Read more about "HASEL Artificial Muscles - Versatile High-Performance Actuators for a New Generation of Life-like Robots"
01APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: With approximately 1.8 million deaths each year, lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer mortality in women and men worldwide. In the last fifteen years, great clinical progress has been made that offers new hope for patients, as exemplified by the advent of targeted therapies and more recently immunotherapies. Yet, current treatments ... Read more about "Mechanisms of lung cancer development: from tumor immunology to cellular metabolism"
By Dr Etienne Meylan
01APR
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By Prof. Fritz Bircher, Institute of Printing (iPrint), University of Applied ...
04APR
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By Jessica A. WACHTER, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
08APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry. Mirkin also is a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science & engineering, and medicine at Northwestern University. Mirkin is a ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
08APR
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By Prof. Gero Decher, Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg France
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

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"
By Roland Tormey
11APR
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By Professor Miriam Merad, Human Immune Monitoring Center, Icahn School of ...
12APR
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By Ron KANIEL, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
15APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
15APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Nanoparticles have interesting analogies to molecules. Recent research has revealed that nanocrystals can align and fuse to larger single crystalline units (Oriented Attachment) or build self-assembled superstructures with mutual crystallographic order (Mesocrystals). These examples suggest that it should be possible to establish chemistry with nanocrystals as chemical building blocks. Nanocrystals are similar to molecules concerning ... Read more about "Nanocrystals as chemical building blocks"
By Prof. Helmut Cölfen, University of Konstanz, Physical Chemistry
16APR
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Abstract: Buildings represent habitats for various airborne pollutants that have direct or indirect effects on the quality of our living spaces, health, and well-being. As we spend most of our time in buildings, understanding sources and composition of indoor air pollutants is fundamental for interpreting the health risks and for developing improved building control measures ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The Pig-Pen Effect: Immersed in a Cloud of Particles and Bioaerosols""
By Dr Dusan Licina, tenure track assistant professor, Smart Living Lab ...
29APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: David M. Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and was elected ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Massachusettes Institute of Technology; Whitehead Institute for ...
29APR
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By Prof. Ned Thomas, Thomas Research Group, Rice University Houston USA
02MAY
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By Professor Michael Karin, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Department ...
03MAY
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By Neeltje van HOREN, Bank of England
06MAY
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract and Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Paul Chao - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
06MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA)
06MAY
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By Prof. Roland Logé, Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy, EPFL
07MAY
By Dr Irina Gorodetskaya, Assistant researcher, CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Dept ...
09MAY
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  12:00-13:30 MED 2 1522

"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
10MAY
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By Narayana KOCHERLAKOTA, University of Rochester
13MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Gilad Haran, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL)
14MAY
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Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle
15MAY
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Flexible-working hours and career paths: A test with LinkedIn data" Abstract : This study addresses the issue of whether the value placed by employers on employees’ temporal work flexibility contributes to the gender gap in careers paths -- as suggested by Goldin (2014). Specifically, we investigate whether firms reward disproportionately employees who are willing to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Myriam Mariani, Bocconi University"
17MAY
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

Le futur de l’enseignement et les enjeux de la transition gymnase-université A l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de l’EPFL, la Vice-Présidence Education a le plaisir de vous convier à une édition spéciale des 5 à 7 traditionnels pour l’année 2019. Cette rencontre permettra de mener une réflexion commune autour des enjeux du futur de l’éducation. En ... Read more about "Journée de l'éducation 2019 - Dialogues Scientifiques et pédagogiques"
17MAY
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By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
19MAY
22MAY
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The Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics at EPFL will be a unique event bringing together for the first time the worldwide leaders in diamond photonics. It will gather on EPFL campus the key international players of academic research in physics and photonics, in growth and fabrication technologies, together with companies engaged in bringing the ... Read more about "Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics"
By Keynote and Invited Speakers on www.diamondphotonics.org
20MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institute Curie, Paris (F)
21MAY
29MAY
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The workshop will address computational and theoretical issues in stochastic modeling and model reduction in molecular and complex systems. In particular, the program will include topics ranging from quantum to mesoscale modelling, with focus on uncertainty quantification, machine learning and approximate inference method, methods using both quantum and classical models, semiclassical limits and their computational ... Read more about "Computational mathematics for model reduction and predictive modelling in molecular and complex systems"
By Markos Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts Amherst Benedikt Leimkuhler, University of ...
27MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich (D)
28MAY
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Abstract: Recently, many call for public participation to support environmental decision-making. Methods enabling structured and transparent decision-making when facing complex problems need to evolve. Environmental Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is such a decision-making method. Urban wastewater management (UWM) is a good example of a complex decision that would benefit from citizens’ participation. The reason is ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Decision making: a serious game!""
By Dr Alice Aubert, SNSF Ambizione fellow in the Cluster of ...
03JUN
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: I will review recent work on using dynamic optical elements, such as deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators, to increase the capabilities of laser micro fabrication and optical microscopy. In particular, I will show how adaptive aberration correction and dynamic parallelisation can improve precision and reliability and increase ... Read more about "Dynamic optics for laser microfabrication and high-resolution microscopy"
07JUN
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By Yufeng WU, University of Illinois
10JUN
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Horizontal Wage Dispersion and Employee Mobility. When Inequality Means Equity" Abstract : We examine the association between horizontal wage dispersion in firms and employee mobility. While prior work suggests that horizontal wage dispersion induces employee mobility, we explore key contingencies—specifically, firm size and sources of horizontal wage dispersion—that determine whether such dispersion has a positive ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Francesca Melillo, KU Leuven"
13JUN
14JUN
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Whether small or large, the ability to successfully lead change projects has become one of the key competencies required of leaders today. This workshop has been designed for leaders responsible for implementing change projects. Its hands-on approach will allow you to take your project through the main stages of the change process and acquire the ... Read more about "Successfully leading your team through change"
By Anne- Marie Turcotte
13JUN
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By Professor Elaine Mardis, Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Genomic Medicine ...
14JUN
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By Kenneth J. SINGLETON (Stanford University)
18JUN
26JUN
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Event to take place as such: 18 to 21 June 2019 - CIB premises (Room GA 3 21). 24 to 26 June 2019 - CECAM premises (Room BCH 3113). Part of the Semester : Multi-scale Mathematical Modelling and Coarse-grain Computational Chemistry Read more about "Title TBA"
By John Maddocks, EPFL
28JUN
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By Mitsuru IGAMI, Yale Department of Economics
01JUL
05JUL
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The 11th World Conference of Science Journalists will be held from July 1st to July 5th, 2019, in Lausanne. Read more about "2019 World Conference of Science Journalists"
01JUL
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In the last decade, we have seen a convergence of microelectronics into the world of healthcare providing novel solutions for early detection, diagnosis and therapy of disease. This has been made possible due to the emergence of CMOS technology, allowing fabrication of advanced systems with complete integration of ... Read more about "CMOS Microelectronics for DNA detection using Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistors"