Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
04DEC
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  11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg

The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm at the smart living lab in Fribourg. Two researchers present during 20 minutes their work related to the smart living lab's research fields that can range from construction technologies, to material sciences and renewable energy production systems, ... Read more about "smart living lunches"
19OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GC B1 10

Hybrid simulation combining physical and numerical simulations provides a cost-effective means to experimentally examine the performance of large-scale structural systems under extreme loading events. It can be particularly beneficial to investigate the behavior of large scale structures subjected to seismic loads through collapse given that shake table tests pose significant risk to support a collapsing ... Read more about "Development and Application of Hybrid Simulation for Seismic Testing of Large-scale Structural Systems"
By Professor Dr Gilberto Mosqueda, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of ...
19OCT
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  13:00 BSP 407

Understanding how nucleic acids and proteins interact to regulate key cellular processes requires the ability to observe these interactions directly. The dynamic nature of many nucleic acid-protein interactions makes it challenging to study them with traditional bulk methods. Biochemical, molecular or cellular biology approaches yield ensemble- or population-averaged results, which may conceal key short-lived or ... Read more about "From Single-Molecules to Single-Cells: Imaging RNA Molecules and RNP Complexes"
By Professor David Rueda , FRSC Chair, Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Molecular ...
19OCT
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  14:00 BSP 727

SEMINAR IN BIOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS Abstract: Protein folding research has been dominated by the assumption that thermodynamics determines protein structure and function. And that when the folding process is compromised, the proteostasis machinery of cells - chaperones, deaggregases, the proteasome - work to restore proteins to their soluble, functional form or degrade them to ... Read more about "Non-Equilibrium Coupling of Protein Structure and Function to Translation Elongation Kinetics"
By Prof. Edward O'brien, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University ...
19OCT
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  14:00-15:00 SV 1717

Control of stem cell division modes is important to ensure generation of properly sized tissues during development as well as adult tissue homeostasis and repair. Stem cells undergo repeated cell divisions in which they produce daughter cells that either mature or remain stem cells. Surprisingly, the number and type of produced daughter cells vary between ... Read more about "The role of centrioles and cilia in asymmetric neural stem cell division"
By Dr. Judith Paridaen; Junior Principal Investigator; European Research Institute for ...
19OCT
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2201

The efficient interconversion of electrical and chemical energy requires catalysts capable of accelerating complex multi-electron reactions at electrified interfaces. These reactions can be carried out at the metallic surface sites of heterogeneous electrocatalysts or via redox mediation at molecular electrocatalysts. Molecular catalysts yield readily to synthetic alteration of their redox properties and secondary coordination sphere, ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Charge and excited state dynamics in 3D and 2D hybrid perovskites.Bridging Molecular and Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis Through Graphite Conjugation."
By Prof. Yogesh Surendarath, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
22OCT
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Characterization of protein secondary structures at interfaces in situ and in real time is important to understand biological processes associated with cell membranes and solve problems in various fields of biomedical sciences. However, such characterization is challenging because it requires methods that are both selective to interfaces ... Read more about "Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy for Protein Characterization at Interfaces"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)
22OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Function, aesthetics, and safety of cosmetic raw materials are key in today’s marketplace, where the consumer is looking for a desired effect such as a reduction in lines and wrinkles, the removal of age spots, or long wear in a lipstick. The majority of Skin Care products and a very significant percentage of toiletry products ... Read more about "Designing Cosmetic Materials for the Skin"
By Dr Peter Lersch, Evonik Germany
22OCT
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

We give a brief overview of some aspects of quantum fields in a de Sitter background, from several perspectives. We discuss recent progress on a higher spin model of de Sitter space, including the structure of its Hilbert space, and microscopic operator content. Read more about "Comments on de Sitter space and conformal field theory - Lecture I"
By Dionysios Anninos (Amsterdam)
22OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Michael Hicks - University of Maryland Abstract: IFuzz testing has enjoyed great success at discovering security critical bugs in real software. Recently, researchers have devoted significant effort to devising new fuzzing techniques, strategies, and algorithms. Such new ideas are primarily evaluated experimentally so an important question is: What experimental setup is needed to produce ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Evaluating Fuzz Testing (An Adventure in the Scientific Method)"
22OCT
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  18:00 Project Room Archizoom, bâtiment SG

La conférence de Nadja Maillard explore les liens étroits qu’entretiennent la littérature et l’architecture ; elle les exemplifie à travers l’analyse de quelques romans modèles qui, telles des maquettes, opèrent comme des réductions d’un monde. De fait, dans un échange continu, à des degrés divers de connivence, écriture et architecture recourent lʼune à lʼautre pour ... Read more about "Building Stories"
By Nadja Maillard
23OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: The abundant occurrence of faults and failures in sensors for environmental process monitoring is frequently cited as a major challenge for process monitoring and control of environmental systems. Despite the wide recognition of this challenge, little is known about the cause-and-effect relationships between sensor wear-and-tear (e.g., salt deposition, fouling) and the appearance of fault ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Wear-and-tear of water quality sensors – Challenges and opportunities""
23OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Reacting flow instabilities in gas turbine and aeroengine combustion chambers must be understood and controlled in order to ensure safe and reliable operation and to increase the systems performances. The research presented in this talk is based on experiments (e.g. planar laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, acoustic piezosensors), large eddy simulations and low order ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Flame and thermoacoustic dynamics in gas turbine combustors"
23OCT
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

We give a brief overview of some aspects of quantum fields in a de Sitter background, from several perspectives. We discuss recent progress on a higher spin model of de Sitter space, including the structure of its Hilbert space, and microscopic operator content. Read more about "Comments on de Sitter space and conformal field theory - Lecture II"
By Dionysios Anninos (Amsterdam)
23OCT
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  14:15 BC 420

Abstract This talk presents a detailed and up-to-date security analysis of the voting software used in upcoming Brazilian elections by more than 140 million voters. It is mainly based on results obtained recently in a restricted hacking challenge organized by the Superior Electoral Court (SEC), the national electoral authority. During the event, multiple serious vulnerabilities ... Read more about "Return of the Insecure Brazilian Voting Machines"
By Prof. Diego F. Aranha, Aarhus University, Denmark
23OCT
By Gunter Malle (Kaiserslautern)
23OCT
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  15:00-19:00 SG 094.11

The Convention will be the peak event of the semester, offering labs and companies the possibility to explain to students the technologies they are using and developing. The event aims to give students first hand insights about current energy applications in research and industry and introducing them to the future they might expect in the ... Read more about "Energy Convention 2018"
23OCT
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  16:15-17:00 BCH 2201

My research interests are in understanding the molecular basis of genome maintenance. Our genetic information is constantly protected against endogenous and exogenous attack by enzymatic maintenance that repairs mutations and prevents duplication or deletion events. On a biomedical level, defects in these pathways are frequently associated with cancer. I focus on protein complexes at the ... Read more about "The CRL4 ubiquitin ligase: at the intersection of genome stability and drug discover"
By Prof. Nicolas Thomä, FMI Basel, Switzerland
23OCT
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  17:30-20:00 SV 1717

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a commercial reality and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. Do you have a great idea or need to take your startup to the next level? Join the global IMAGINE IF! program of innovators across ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Lausanne Launch Event"
23OCT
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
24OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Accumulating evidence indicates that the interactions between genetic and environmental factors cause PD. Although several monogenic mutations linked to rare familial PD have been identified, other genetic determinants causative for sporadic PD, ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Transcriptional regulation of survival of dopaminergic neurons and its implication in Parkinson’s disease"
By Emi Nagoshi, Behavioral neuroscience & neurodegeneration, Dept. Of Genetics and ...
24OCT
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

24 October: On the Concepts of Causal and Intentional Explanation The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH faculty. It aims at bringing the participants a richer understanding ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Markus Neuwirth
24OCT
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Murielle Bochud
24OCT
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  18:30-20:30 Auditoire C02

Un milliard d'étoiles: notre Galaxie révélée par le satellite GAIA Les conférences publiques d'astronomie UniGE-EPFL 2018, auront lieu : à l'EPFL, le Mercredi 24 OCTOBRE 2018 à 18:30 Auditoire CO2 et à l'Université de Genève (Uni-BASTIONS) le Mardi 23 OCTOBRE 2018 à 19:00 Salle B106 Uni-Bastions Read more about "Conférences publiques d'astronomie conjointes UniGE-EPFL 2018"
By Professeur François Mignard, Astronome à l'Observatoire de la Côte ...
25OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

The present approaches pursued in artificial synthesis are introduced, encompassing water photolysis, photoelectrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction and (photo)electrochemical ammonia synthesis. Photoelectrochemical water splitting with monolithic devices has progressed rather far with record efficiencies beyond 18% solar-to-hydrogen generation1-3. These systems and their underlying approaches will be reviewed and the remaining challenges are addressed including possibilities in ... Read more about "Artificial Photosynthesis - Development Challenges"
By Dr. Hans Joachim Lewerenz
Division of Engineering and Applied Science ...
25OCT
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Vapor phase deposited perovskite layers allow the preparation of efficient solar cells. The different type of sublimation methods will be briefly discussed focusing in on co-evaporation using multiple sources and single source methods. The latter requires the previous preparation of perovskites for which we use solid state ... Read more about "Vapor Phase deposited Perovskites"
By Dr. Henk J. Bolink
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de ...
25OCT
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Membrane proteins carry out a myriad of cellular functions such as ion conduction, metabolite transport, and signaling. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy allows us to obtain detailed atomic information of membrane protein structures and dynamics that underlie these functions. I will present our investigations of the structure and dynamics of two viral membrane proteins. The influenza virus ... Read more about "Membrane Protein Structures and Ligand Binding From Solid-State NMR"
By Prof. Mei Hong
MIT, Departement of chemistry
USA
26OCT
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Emergency Service Systems (ESS), such as police, fire, and emergency medical services, have been modeled and studied since long ago. Hypercube queuing models have been proposed and applied to analyze such systems with users in queues and servers spatially distributed over a region. The work of our research group in this area has been oriented ... Read more about "Extensions of the hypercube queuing model to analyze emergency services systems inspired by practical applications"
By Dr. Ana Paula Iannoni, Ecole Centrale Paris
26OCT
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  14:00-15:30 ODY 4 03

"Hubs as lampposts: Academic location and firms’ attention to science" Abstract Only a small fraction of the myriad of academic papers published every year emerges from industry hubs, but firms pay disproportionately more attention to those papers. We examine this disparity and explore some of its causes. To do so, we analyze firms’ patent citations ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michael Bikard, London Business School"
29OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The chemical industry should in the future be based on renewable energy. Therefore, material development for environmentally friendly, electrocatalytic production of valuable chemicals is needed. Chemicals could be produced using safe, cheap, more environmentally friendly and more abundant reactants than today. The products could be provided on demand at the place where they are needed, ... Read more about "Electro-Catalysis at the atomic scale"
By Prof. Jan Rossmeisl, University Copenhagen Denmark
29OCT
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  14:15-15:30 AAC 0 20

Talk by Nicolas Bassand as part of the Architectural Design Studio "Rhodanie urbaine" Read more about "Étendues et proximités"
By Nicolas Bassand
29OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Manuel Hermenegildo - IMDEA Software Institute and UPM Abstract: The demand for software that is provably correct and efficient has moved from niche application areas to truly pervading the software industry. Avoiding the consequences of those errors, such as private information leakage, has become of paramount importance. However, developing such provably correct and efficient ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Developing Provably Correct and Efficient Programs Using the Ciao Model"
30OCT
31OCT
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  STCC 2 9428

Time Machine Conference 2018 will take place on October 30-31, 2018 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Register now to hear speakers from Europe’s most prestigious science, technology and cultural institutions discuss our year’s theme, ‘The Future of Cultural Heritage’ as a key resource for Europe and the World. Connect with companies ... Read more about "Time Machine Conference 2018"
30OCT
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By Alexandre ROBERT – Quant Developer - Alumnus MFE
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Landscapes are characterized by preferential flow and pervasive heterogeneity on all scales. They therefore store and transmit water and solutes over a wide spectrum of time scales, with important implications for contaminant transport, weathering rates, and stream chemistry. Catchment transit time distributions are nonstationary, reflecting fluctuations in precipitation forcing, heterogeneity in catchments themselves, and ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Catchment storage, chemical dynamics, and hydrological response, on timescales from minutes to months""
By Dr James W. Kirchner, Professor of Physics of Environmental Systems ...
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Humans have been influencing the DNA of plants and animals for thousands of years through selective breeding. Yet it is only over the last 3 decades or so that we have gained the ability to manipulate the DNA itself and directly alter its sequences through the modern tools of genetic engineering. This has revolutionized ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Cybergenetics: Rationally-designed genetic control systems"
30OCT
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  16:15-17:00 RLC D1 661

Synchrony, engagement and learning are important abilities that allow sustaining dynamics of social interaction. In this talk, we will address these topics with an interpersonal interaction point of view. In particular, we will introduce interpersonal human-machine interactions schemes and models with a focus on definitions, sensing and evaluations of social signals and behaviors. We will ... Read more about "Interpersonal Human-Robot Interaction & Engagement"
By Prof. Mohamed Chetouani is the head of the IMI2S (Interaction ...
30OCT
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: Traditional model reduction speeds up computations by replacing expensive high-fidelity models with low-cost reduced models. Thus, the goal of traditional model reduction is to construct reduced models that approximate well the high-fidelity models; however, reduced models are increasingly used together with high-fidelity models, which means that the primary purpose of reduced models becomes supporting ... Read more about "« Context-Aware Model Reduction »"
By Prof. Benjamin Peherstorfer
30OCT
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
31OCT
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  10:30-11:30 SV 1717

Advances in deep generative models are at the forefront of deep learning research because of the promise they offer for allowing data-efficient learning, and for model-based reinforcement learning. In this talk I’ll review the foundations of probabilistic reasoning and generative modeling. I will then introduce modern approximations which allow for efficient large-scale training of a ... Read more about "Probabilistic Deep Learning: Foundations, applications and open problems."
By Dr. Danilo Rezende
31OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Apathy is a common and debilitating negative symptom of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. While originally defined as an impairment of motivation, apathy has recently been defined as a quantitative reduction of goal-directed behavior. Treatment options for apathy remain very limited, in particular for patients with schizophrenia. In this talk I will present a research ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Apathy in patients with schizophrenia - an impairment of goal-directed behavior"
By Stefan Kaiser, Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, Dept. Of Psychiatry, University ...
31OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Joelle Pineau - McGill University and Facebook Abstract: In recent years, significant progress has been made in solving challenging problems across various domains using deep reinforcement learning. However reproducing results for state-of-the-art deep RL methods is seldom straightforward. High variance of some methods can make learning particularly difficult when environments or rewards are strongly ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Reproducibility, Reusability, and Robustness in Deep Reinforcement Learning"
31OCT
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Isaac Pante
01NOV
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Psychophysics Laboratory, Herzog Lab        
01NOV
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Abstract Blockchains have a storage scalability issue: their size is unbounded and their growth endless. The size of the Bitcoin blockchain increased from 125 GiB in August 2017 to 175 GiB in August 2018, taking a record 50 GiB in just a year. To fully benefit from the security model of Bitcoin, a bootstrapping node ... Read more about "Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone"
By Pierre-Louis Roman, University of Rennes, France
01NOV
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  13:00-22:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) -- this year under the motto "From Open Science to Open Innovation and Translation". In a nutshell (see details -talk titles and schedules, in particular- HERE): Keynote Talk by Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA): “Lessons from Translation: Impacting Patients and the ... Read more about "Bioengineering Day 2018"
By Various speakers
01NOV
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  16:00-17:30 ODY 4 03

"A Collaborative Model for Creating Practically Relevant AND Theoretically Interesting Research" [Development seminar] Abstract Despite an ongoing desire to build a meaningful bridge between academia and practice to solve social problems, both parties continue to struggle to find productive ways to collaborate. Academics are focused on publishing in top academic journals (which practitioners don't read) ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Geoffrey Kistruck, Schulich Business School"

Cultural events

18OCT
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)
24OCT
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  19:10-23:50 EPFL, INM 202

Ouvertes à tous, les Nocturnes proposées par JDR-Poly sont de nouveau de la partie ! L'association de jeu de rôle de l'EPFL le plaisir de vous convier à l'une de ses soirées d'initiation, ouvertes à tous. Que vous soyez un débutant, un vétéran ou même un maître du jeu, nous serons heureux de vous accueillir ... Read more about "Nocturne de JDR-Poly"
25OCT
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Pour cette deuxième Journée suisse dédiée au numérique, le Service de promotion des sciences organise plusieurs ateliers gratuits pour les jeunes de 8 à 15 ans. Read more about "Apprendre la programmation à la Journée du digital"
25OCT
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  18:30-21:30 ART CO100

Exploratory and experimental, the trio's repertoire covers an open territory between standards, improvisation and original compositions. Read more about "UNIT Jazz Trio"
By Martin Rohrmeier, piano
Daniel Harasim, contrabass
Matthew Skjonsberg, batterie

Exhibitions

08JUL
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
30AUG
25OCT
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  Rolex Learning Center

Connected devices, geolocation, trackers, browsing history, social networks... The report is without call: you are permanently tracked by your connected devices. And the digital data you leave behind is used and sold by data brokers. Want to regain control over your personal data? EPFL Library offers you a Data Detox cure. Read more about "Data Detox: regain control of your personal data"
06SEP
28OCT
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  Atelier Grandi, Corseaux/Vevey

Sur la colline de Corseaux, parmi de nombreuses habitations familiales se démarque la maison atelier ayant appartenu au peintre vaudois d’origine piémontaise Italo De Grandi. C’est un emblème remarquable de l’architecture moderne, notamment du style international, sur la Riviera lémanique. Réalisée en 1939 par l’architecte Alberto Sartoris, lui aussi d’origine piémontaise, la maison d’Italo De ... Read more about "Habiter la Modernité"
18SEP
02NOV
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  The Project Room

Francfort, Vienne et Stockholm : trois villes européennes qui ont eu un rôle fondamental dans les politiques d’habitation mises en place durant l’entre-deux-guerres. C’est dans ce contexte historique que se sont focalisés les recherches et l’enseignement du Laboratoire de Construction et Conservation à l’EPFL. Read more about "HOUSING"
22SEP
08DEC
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  Espace Archizoom

Lorsque le projet d’architecture est construit, la maquette qui le fonde disparaît. Cette magique réduction d’échelle permet de contrôler le monde et donner forme aux idées. Read more about "Isle of Models"
01OCT
02NOV
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  Archizoom

The BestOf presents a selection of student projects representative of the vast reflection produced annually in the design studios at EPFL. The architectural design project is a practical as well as intellectual exercise that is based on concrete experience while simultaneously inspiring unhampered and personal analysis. This book and exhibition want to share some significant ... Read more about "BestOf Architectural Design EPFL"
02OCT
19OCT
  MXF 194.0

Les posters des Projets de Master des diplômants 2018 de Science et génie des matériaux sont exposés dans le hall d'entrée MXF Read more about "Exposition des posters des Projets de Master - SMX - 2018"
25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"

Thesis defenses

19OCT
  17:00 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Vetterli ,Dr A. J. Scholefield Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8795 Read more about "Sampling the Multiple Facets of Light"
By Gilles BAECHLER
26OCT
By Mashood Mohiuddin MAAZ
29OCT
  18:30 SV 1717

Thesis directors : Prof. C. Brisken ,Prof. K. Hess Bellwald Molecular Life Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8835 Read more about "Development of topological tools for the analysis of biological data"
By Rachel JEITZINER

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
01OCT
17DEC
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  17:00-22:00 CM 1 221

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Monday of the semester in CM 1221 at 5pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club: every Monday"
20OCT
21OCT
  02:00-02:00 CO 5

If you are an EPFL student (undergraduate, graduate or PhD student) please consider joining us for the famous (could I say epic?) 12th edition of IEEEXtreme international online programming competition to be held at EPFL starting on 20th of October 2018 at 2 am for 24 hours non-stop in room CO5! More details can be ... Read more about "IEEEXtreme 12.0 (24h non-stop programming competition)"
24OCT
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  18:00-19:30 QIJ 0 116

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! Axa Technology Advanced Engineering Lab; Bühler; Cisco; maxon motor; Rollomatic; Siemens Healthineers; Sonceboz; Valtronic To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from February or July 2019 - you ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"

Academic Calendar

Internal trainings

03OCT
09NOV
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Souhaitez-vous acquérir des outils et méthodes pour améliorer vos relations professionnelles ? Souhaitez-vous augmenter la qualité et les résultats de vos négociations ? Souhaitez-vous construire des partenariats durables ? La simplicité et l’efficacité de cette approche à la négociation comptent parmi ses caractéristiques. Très pragmatique, elle vous conduit à considérer la négociation comme la construction ... Read more about "Négocier avec succès - outils et attitude pour des accords durables"
By Melissa Davies
04OCT
16NOV
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Transverse roles become more and more frequent in today’s organisational reality. If you have to manage projects, implement changes or motivate your colleagues without having formal authority over them, this course will help you to discover new ways of influencing your stakeholders and developing your personal impact in your role. Read more about "Transversal Leadership"
By Nir Zalts
23OCT
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  09:00-12:00 BI A0 398

GrantsDB est l'outil de référence pour : la gestion administrative des projets de recherche le suivi des commandes et des paiements pour les équipements scientifiques la gestion des contrats industriels Pour cela, il est important de comprendre les actions qui vous seront demandées sur l’outil tout au long du cycle de vie d’un projet de ... Read more about "GrantsDB – Gestion administrative des projets de recherche - 23 Oct 2018"
23OCT
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  10:00-12:00 MA B0 424

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Excel - Tableaux croisés dynamiques afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/189/Excel_2013__Tableaux_croises_dynamiques https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/190/Excel_2016__Tableaux_croises_dynamiques Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/home Read more about "Cours Rapido Excel - Tableaux croisés dynamiques"
23OCT
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Word - Outils "Gain de temps" afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/177/Word_2016__Outils_Gain_de_temps Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=200 Read more about "Cours Rapido Word - Outils "Gain de temps""
25OCT
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An image is worth thousand words… if well designed. Scientists nowadays produce more visuals than ever in the form of plots, diagrams, and illustrations for publications, posters, talks, grants, and reviews. However, some researchers feel lost when it comes to communicate their work visually. This seminar is for you if you feel that your research ... Read more about "Figure, graphic and illustration design for scientists"
By Laura Symul
25OCT
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Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on Oct. 25th, 2018 - Room MXF 014, at 13H00CADFEM organizes at EPFL this free workshop to let you dive into simulation as a research tool. Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation ... Read more about "Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS"
29OCT
31OCT
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Cette formation certifiante vous donne les bases nécessaires pour conduire un projet de quelque nature qu'il soit en utilisant la méthodologie PRINCE2. De plus, à la fin de la formation, vous passerez une certification officielle "Fondation" reconnue internationalement qui sera très utile dans votre CV. Read more about "Certification de Gestion de Projets PRINCE2"
By Jean-Stéphane Szijarto
30OCT
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Première demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir l'environnement de travail dans lequel il va évoluer. La présentation des outils, des normes est faite par les spécialistes métiers. Cette formation permet également de se créer un réseau d'entraide avec les collaborateurs des Service Centraux et des collègues faisant le ... Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By les spécialistes des sujets administratifs généraux
30OCT
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Votre laboratoire participe à un projet européen H2020 et une de vos missions sera d’en assurer une gestion administrative, financière et RH efficace. Pour cela, il est important de prendre le temps de vous familiariser avec la structure de ces projets et certaines règles de gestion qui leurs sont spécifiques. Ce séminaire vous propose de ... Read more about "Gestion administrative de projets H2020 - 30 Oct 2018"
30OCT
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Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, bases de données relationnelles afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=213 Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, bases de données relationnelles"
01NOV
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Word - Documents structurés afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/175/Word_2016__Organisation_des_documents_longs https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/174/Word_2016__Documents_structures Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=204 Read more about "Cours Rapido Word - Documents structurés"

Call for proposal

04SEP
15NOV
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CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
19OCT
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Aim: The goals of the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund are to support fundamental research in the petroleum field, and to develop the next generation of engineers and scientists through support of advanced scientific education. The New Directions (ND) Grants Program aims to stimulate a new direction of research for established faculty, and to ... Read more about "[ AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY - Petroleum Research Fund New Directions Grant Program | Research funding ]"
22OCT
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Innosuisse (ex-CTI) supports science-based research projects between research institutions and companies that meet a market need and promise to be an economic success or generate social value. Deadlines: Energy & Environment: 27.08.2018, 24.09.2018, 22.10.2018, 12.11.2018 Engineering: 27.08.2018, 24.09.2018, 22.10.2018, 12.11.2018 ICT: 13.08.2018, 17.09.2018, 22.10.2018, 12.11.2018 Life Sciences: 27.08.2018, 24.09.2018, 22.10.2018, 12.11.2018 Social Sciences: 27.08.2018, 24.09.2018, ... Read more about "[ Innosuisse Innovation projects – with or without implementation partners | Research funding ]"
25OCT
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The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) supports laboratory and clinical research projects with the potential to delay, slow, stop, reverse or prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease. CPT only accepts research applications that meet the following criteria: Disease modifying (slow, stop, reverse) Translate into clinic (Phase 2b trial) within 5 years CPT does NOT accept symptomatic ... Read more about "[ The Cure Parkinson’s Trust | Research funding ]"
26OCT
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La Fondation pour l’évaluation des choix technologiques lance un appel d’offre pour réaliser un étude interdisciplinaire finalisé à évaluera les chances et les risques de nouvelles applications de l’analyse ADN. Éligibilité: l’étude doit Être interdisciplinaire (tests génétiques, juridique et éthique). Illustrer la problématique au moyen d’exemples. Indiquer les domaines d’application futurs prévisibles. Répondre aux questions ... Read more about "[Foundation for Technology Assessment - “New applications of DNA testing” | Research funding]"
28OCT
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Rising Tide supports innovative and unique patient-centered clinical trials that have the potential to immediately impact the lives of cancer patients. The foundation supports early stages clinical studies focused on prevention, detection, treatments and aftercare, and translational research. does NOT support basic research or phase IV trials. Who can apply: new and established clinical investigators. ... Read more about "[Rising Tide Foundation for Clinical Research | Research funding]"
29OCT
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Aim: The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. This award program is designed to enhance our existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable high-risk/high-impact, exploratory ... Read more about "[ SIMONS FOUNDATION | SFARI Explorer Award ]"
29OCT
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The Mercator Stiftung supports: Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary scientific research Doctoral fellowships Knowledge transfer The Foundations supports projects in Switzerland that deal with complex social problems related to the areas of interest of the foundation: environmental issues, youth education and participation, and youth international exchange. The Foundation encourages the collaboration between natural, social sciences and the ... Read more about "[MERCATOR STIFTUNG - Rolling Call for Scientific Projects & Doctoral Fellowships - Research Funding]"
29OCT
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La Fondation Gelbert a pour but de soutenir des projets novateurs et de qualité dans les domaines de: La protection de l’environnement La protection des animaux Le développement d’énergies nouvelles et non polluantes La recherche universitaire dans le domaine de la vue Qui peut postuler : des acteurs genevois et romands dans le cadre de ... Read more about "[FONDATION GELBERT | Research Funding]"
29OCT
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The Swiss Re Foundation accepts unsolicited funding requests within Swiss Re (a Zurich-based reinsurance company)’s focus areas (see description below) in Switzerland, in developing countries and in regions where Swiss Re has offices. Focus areas: Climate: help people adapt to climate change and adopt climate-friendly practices. Natural Hazards: help poor communities prepare for, prevent and ... Read more about "[Swiss RE Foundation - Funding Requests | Research Funding]"
29OCT
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La Société suisse d'hydrologie et de limnologie (SSHL) s’engage pour rassembler et utiliser les connaissances pluridisciplinaires en vue de la protection et de la gestion durable des eaux. A cette fin, la SSHL entretient un fonds pour la promotion de jeunes scientifiques (bachelor, master, PhD, post-Doc). Ce fonds est affecté au soutien à des missions ... Read more about "[ Société Suisse d'hydrologie et de limnologie | Research funding for MA, PhD AND Postdoc ]"
30OCT
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
30OCT
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This initiative supports collaboration between researchers based in high as well as low and middle income countries and addressing the development and reproduction of social inequality, especially in relation to one of the following aspects: Institutions and Networks Resource Distribution and Inheritance Technological Change and Digitalization Socio-Ecological Processes of Inequality “Global Issues” is the first ... Read more about "[Volkswagen Stiftung - Global Issues | Research funding]"
31OCT
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The International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia allocates funds to support basic and clinical research in the field of neurosciences and the regeneration of the spinal cord all over the world. Deadline: 31 October 2018 (for all IRP calls) IRP RESEARCH GRANTS support: Research projects on every aspect of CNS and spinal cord lesions, nerve ... Read more about "[International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia | Research Grants - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Research Prize]"
31OCT
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The UK-based charity, Wellcome Trust, launched the Innovator Awards to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant and measurable impact on human health. You can work in any discipline on any type of technology. Please, find below: Priority focus areas: diagnostics, drug repurposing, mental health, but also ... Read more about "[WELLCOME TRUST - INNOVATOR AWARDS | Research Funding]"
31OCT
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The GlobalStars Call between Brazil and Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland is addressing industrial and academic partners from participating countries to implement R&D projects together. Setting up a GlobalStars-project requires at least two companies – one from Brazil and one from the EUREKA countries listed above - and an ambitious market-oriented ... Read more about "[ Globalstars Call Brazil 2018 | Research funding ]"
31OCT
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The goal of the REPIC platform (Renewable Energy, Energy & Resource Efficiency, Promotion in International Cooperation) is to strengthen and coordinate Swiss federal activities (by SECO, SDC, FOEN, SFOE) on renewable energies, energy and resource efficiency within developing and transitioning countries. Projects must facilitate the transfer of Swiss technology and know-how to meet local needs. ... Read more about "[REPIC | Research funding with developing and transitioning countries]"
31OCT
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Fondation Botnar was established in Switzerland in 2003 with the core purpose of improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people in growing urban environments around the world. The foundation offers research and implementation funding on the following topics: Child and adolescent wellbeing in the areas of health, nutrition and education at the ... Read more about "[ Fondation Botnar | Research and implementation funding ]"
01NOV
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Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of Tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2019, taking place in Zurich, February 14-15, 2019. This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in ... Read more about "[ LS2 "PIs of Tomorrow - The Future of Swiss Research" - Call for Applications ]"
01NOV
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Aim: Through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Defense is announcing the Breast Cancer Breakthrough Awards. The intent of these Awards is to support promising research that has high potential to lead to or make breakthroughs in breast cancer. Scope: Research proposed under this award mechanism may be small- to large-scale ... Read more about "[U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE | Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award Levels 1-2]"
01NOV
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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards Ambizione grants to young outstanding postdoctoral researchers in all disciplines who intend to pursue an academic career at a Swiss research institution. The purpose of the Ambizione grant is to enhance researchers' scientific profile and to help them to become scientifically independent at an early stage in their ... Read more about "[SNSF Ambizione - Research Funding]"
01NOV
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The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards PRIMA grants to outstanding women researchers in all disciplines at postdoctoral level who aim to pursue an academic career as a professor in Switzerland. PRIMA grants promote the scientific independence and autonomy of highly qualified women researchers with excellent research ideas, thereby increasing their chances of obtaining a ... Read more about "[SNSF PRIMA - Research Funding]"
01NOV
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Aim: The Cancer Research Institute is requesting letters of intent for its Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP). CRI offers CLIP grants to qualified scientists who are working to explore clinically relevant questions aimed at improving the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies. The development of new and effective cancer treatment requires the translation of basic laboratory ... Read more about "[ CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Clinic and Laboratory Integration Program (CLIP) | Research funding ]"
01NOV
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Aim: The Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award aims to address the gap between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. These grants aim to encourage collaboration between technology developers and clinical cancer immunologists and to generate the proof-of-principle of a novel platform technology in bioinformatics, ex vivo or in silico modeling systems, immunological ... Read more about "[ CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Technology Impact Award | Research funding ]"
01NOV
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EPFL and Stanford University seek applicants for short-term (approximately 3 months in duration with a minimum of 10 weeks ) research exchanges between these two prestigious universities. Faculty, Postdocs and PhD students of all levels are eligible to apply. The program seeks to foster meaningful long-term collaborations between researchers at Stanford and EPFL in a ... Read more about "[ EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program funded by Firmenich | Fellowship funding ]"

Deadline

29JUN
22OCT
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Please note that the registration for the LIMNA symposium "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding" is now open. This symposium will be held on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. ———————————————————— Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session: October 8, 2018. Please note that 4 abstracts will be selected ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding" - Nov. 8 2018 -"
By Invited speakers:    • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
09OCT
21OCT
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Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI). Click HERE for event details. Participation is free of charge; registration, required, runs until October 21, 2018, midnight. Register HERE now! Read more about "REGISTRATION for EPFL Bioengineering Day 2018 "From Open Science to Open Innovation and Translation" on Nov. 1, 2018, at SwissTech Convention Center"
23OCT
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Selon la directive sur l’utilisation des cartes de crédit d’achat (Lex 5.4.1, art.11.), le gestionnaire de la carte doit contrôler les dépenses. Cette date marque le délai d’envoi au service de comptabilité de tous des documents justifiant les dépenses effectuées par la carte de crédit d'achat ainsi que du tableau d’imputation et de la facture ... Read more about "Délai des cartes de crédits d'achats"