Conferences - Seminars

19DEC
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Previous studies have identified well-replicated structural abnormalities of white matter in schizophrenia, including in first-episode and treatment-naive patients. However, the causality of these changes has been difficult to ascertain. Seemingly unrelated abnormalities of parvalbumin (PV) interneurons in schizophrenia post-mortem neocortex have also been consistently observed, the leading candidate mechanism for disease-related deficits in gamma oscillations. ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Cerebral cortex interneuron myelination: Fundamental mechanisms and clinical implications"
By Steven Kushner, Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center ...
20DEC
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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 Johannes Burtscher, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroproteomics, Lashuel Lab
20DEC
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Knowledge Graphs (KGs) provide ways to organize, manage and retrieve structure information, playing an important role in a number of AI applications, such as recommender systems, question answering or natural language generation. However, a problem that is common to all KGs is their incompleteness. In this talk we briefly discuss different techniques to do knowledge ... Read more about "Learning with Knowledge Graphs"
By Alberto García-Durán
20DEC
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

Abstract Knots are key for a wide variety of applications such as mooring ships to docks, ensuring the safety of a falling climber or fastening surgical suture threads. Even if knots have been used in hundreds of configurations for millennia, the understanding of their mechanical behavior remains mainly empirical. Knot theory, a well-established field of ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Untangling the mechanics of elastic knots and not-knots"
21DEC
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  11:00 MED 0 1418

Abstract : The demand of low-cost and highly efficient materials has become a major challenge scientists are facing to answer crucial contemporary issues such as clean alternative energy resources for a safer and cleaner environment. One of the promising alternatives for the transition of fossil fuel-based energy to a clean and renewable one relies on ... Read more about "Aqueous Design & Electronic Structure Engineering of New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion"
By Lionel Vayssieres, International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE), Xi ...
21DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Key mechanical properties of the load carrying composite laminates in wind turbine blades are the stiffness, fatigue resistance and the compression strength. While the overall design criteria for glass fiber composites mainly are stiffness driven, it tends to be more fatigue and compression strength driven when using carbon fiber or glass/carbon hybrids. Using lab-source x-ray ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Three-dimensional X-ray tomography for multiscale characterization and fatigue damage investigations of composites for wind turbine blades"
By Lars P. Mikkelsen obtained his PhD in Solid Mechanics in ...
21DEC
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  14:00-15:30 Room Zeuzier, Sion, Industrie 17

This seminar will be live-streamed at the following link: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/227165800 In today’s increasingly globalised and complex economy that is flooded with data, taking decisions is a much more complex task. To help managers to tackle this challenge, we have developed a new multi-criteria performance management method that provides input for visual management and continuous improvement ... Read more about "Visual Management Tool for Multi-criteria Decision Methods"
By Prof. Alessio Ishizaka
08JAN
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  16:00-17:00 BCH 2201

Dans le cadre de sa demande de promotion tenure, le Professeur Beat Fierz donnera une conférence sur le sujet de sa recherche Nous vous invitons tous à y participer Read more about "Gene control with a “twist”: Using chemistry to explore the dynamic chromatin landscape"
By Prof. Beat Fierz, Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry of Macromolecules, ISIC
09JAN
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By Alejandro Ocampo, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Biology ...
15JAN
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium

In the last twenty years, the progressive introduction of plane or diverging ultrasonic wave transmissions rather than line by line scanning focused beams broke the resolution limits of ultrasound imaging. By using such large field of view transmissions, the frame rate reaches the theoretical limit of physics dictated by the ultrasound speed and an ultrasonic ... Read more about "Functional Ultrasound (fUS) Imaging: a new neuroimaging modality for neuroscience"
By Prof Mickael Tanter, Institut Langevin, ESPCI, Paris, France.
15JAN
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Andreas Janshoff is Full Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany and his major research interests include membrane biophysics, cell mechanics, sensor design and single-molecule force spectroscopy. About the talk A thin layer of actin filaments located underneath the plasma membrane in eukaryotic cells drives pivotal aspects of cell mechanics. Myosin-driven contractility ... Read more about "Viscoelasticity of cell membranes: from minimal artificial cortices to living cells"
By Prof. Andreas Janshoff
16JAN
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  11:00-12:00 BCH 3118

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 // Sphingolipid metabolism: new perspectives for treating Huntington's disease"
By Vittorio Maglione, Centre for Neurogenetics and Rare Diseases, IRCCS Neuromed ...

Cultural events

29NOV
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)
19DEC
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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"

Exhibitions

03NOV
10MAR
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late Middle Ages. Llull, not only theoretically and linguistically invented a new method of knowledge acquisition, like an engineer, he also mechanized it, and translated it into a machine. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...
17JAN
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday January 17 - guided tour in French Thursday January 24 - guided tour in English Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab

Thesis defenses

19DEC
By Samuel Pavio MUSCINELLI
20DEC
By Selman ERGÜNAY
11JAN
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. V. Kuncak Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 8716 Read more about "Scaling Functional Synthesis and Repair"
By Emmanouil KOUKOUTOS
11JAN
By Matthew Josef PARKAN

Celebrations

21DEC
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Venez danser et écouter un concert de swing gratuit au Montreux Jazz Café. Début 18h et début du concert 19h30 Read more about "SAVOY NIGHT @MONTREUX JAZZ CAFÉ"

Academic Calendar

14JAN
02FEB
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For 1st year, Bachelor and Master from all sections Read more about "Winter session examinations"
15JAN
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Deadline for submitting Master on-line applications which will be taken into account in the 1st round of admissions Read more about "Master applications -  1st deadline for file submission"
15JAN
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EDAM: doctoral program in advanced manufacturing EDAR: architecture and sciences of the city EDCE: civil and environmental engineering EDCH: chemistry and chemical engineering EDDH: digital humanities EDEE: electrical engineering EDEY: energy EDFI: finance EDMA: mathematics EDME: mechanics EDMI: microsystems and microelectronics EDMT: management of technology EDMX: materials science and engineering EDPO: photonics EDRS: robotics, control, ... Read more about "Online application deadline for prospective PhD students in the EDAM, EDAR, EDCE, EDCH, EDDH, EDEE, EDEY, EDFI, EDMA, EDME, EDMI, EDMT, EDMX, EDPO and EDRS doctoral programs"

Internal trainings

08JAN
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet

Call for proposal

20DEC
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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 ]"
21DEC
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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]"
31DEC
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The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) promotes frontier research in the field of materials, devices and processes related to all the application areas of ceramics. The scope of the competition is to run seed projects for further investigation in the case of positive outcomes resulting from these preliminary activities. The funded research must be conducted in ... Read more about "[ The European Ceramic Society – Frontier of Research | Short-term mobility funding ]"
09JAN
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Aim: An Exploration Grant application is a request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology. The applicant and his or her team members are expected to demonstrate successful completion of similar projects with measurable and/or tangible results. All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and ... Read more about "[ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Exploration Grant | Research funding ]"
09JAN
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Aim: Early Career Grants are designed to offer less experienced individuals an opportunity to lead a project. All proposed projects should be bold, innovative, and potentially transformative and have a primary focus in conservation, education, research, storytelling, or technology. Projects should also align to one of our three focus areas: Wildlife, Human Journey, or Changing ... Read more about "[ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Early Career Grant | Research funding ]"
09JAN
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Aim: National Geographic supports the development of cutting-edge technologies that open our eyes to different viewpoints, help us see the world in a new light and explore it in new ways, and transform the fields of exploration, science, and conservation. The goal of this RFP is to create novel tools and technologies to monitor ecosystem ... Read more about "[ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Conservation Technologies Grant | Research funding ]"
09JAN
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Aim: The goal of this RFP is to measurably reduce plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean. NGS seeks solutions that actively stop or reduce the stream of pollution into waterways, including by effecting behavior change in key stakeholders. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents or citizens of the country where the ... Read more about "[ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Marine Plastic Grant | Research funding ]"
10JAN
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The Wellcome Trust supports research projects to explore the links between health and climate change. Focus areas: Developing tools, data sources and other resources to support research into health and climate change Assessing the health co-benefits of actions to mitigate or adapt to climate change Preference to research: focusing on low and middle income countries ... Read more about "[ Wellcome Trust - Climate Change & Health Award | Research funding ]"
11JAN
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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 ]"
11JAN
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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. The Research Award seeks to attract competitive proposals from investigators with demonstrated expertise. The award will support compelling, high-impact research on ... Read more about "[ SIMONS FOUNDATION - SFARI 2019 Research Award | Research Funding ]"
11JAN
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3ie - International Initiative For Impact Evaluation, an international NGO with headquarters in India, invites organisations and consortia to submit proposals to undertake qualitative evaluations on women’s self-help groups (SHGs) in rural India under two research themes: The impact of SHG and their federations on multi-dimensional measures of women’s empowerment; and The role of SHG ... Read more about "[ 3ie - Qualitative evaluations of women self-help groups in India | Research funding ]"
13JAN
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The Brocher Foundation offers the opportunity to organize multidisciplinary workshops or symposia on the ethical, legal and social Implications of new medical developments. Who can apply: junior and senior researchers. Conditions for Workshops: What: workshop to be held at the Brocher Centre with max. 30 participants, 6 of whom must come from a European country. ... Read more about "[ Brocher Foundation | Funding for Workshops and Symposia ]"
15JAN
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The Branco Weiss Fellowship (Society in Science) is a postdoctoral program for exceptionally qualified young researchers. The fellowship consists of a personal research grant that enables the fellows to work on their projects in all disciplines, at an academic institution of their choice anywhere in the world, for up to 5 years. The fellowship is ... Read more about "[ BRANCO WEISS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS ]"
15JAN
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The Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) is ETH Zurich’s conference platform located at Monte Verità, a beautiful hilltop overlooking Ascona and Lake Maggiore in Southern Switzerland (Ticino). The CSF gives researchers and university professors the opportunity to organize a 3-5 day international conference for 50-100 senior and junior researchers or a 3-day workshop for 25-30 participants ... Read more about "[Congressi Stefano Franscini | Funding for conference, workshop, short courses]"
15JAN
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La Fondation d’aide Sociale et Culturelle du Canton De Vaud redistribue la part des bénéfices de la Loterie Romande qui revient au Canton de Vaud accordant une contribution aux projets qui correspondent à son but dans les domaines culturel, artistique, social, éducatif, du sport handicap, de la santé, du patrimoine, de la recherche (toutes les ... Read more about "[Fondation d'Aide Sociale et Culturelle du Canton de Vaud | Research Funding]"
15JAN
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EPFLinnovators co-funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie: A doctoral programme for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs EPFLinnovators is a four-year doctoral programme based in the dynamic environment of the EPFL campus, Switzerland. To develop the innovation potential of PhD students, the EPFLinnovators programme integrates a six-month to two-year secondment in the non-academic sector into the doctoral programme. Furthermore, the programme ... Read more about "[ EPFLinnovators I Fellowship funding ]"
15JAN
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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: Priority focus areas: diagnostics, drug repurposing, mental health, but also neglected tropical diseases, ... Read more about "[ Wellcome Trust - Innovator Awards | Research funding ]"
15JAN
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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]"
15JAN
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Many challenging fields of future research go beyond a single discipline’s body of knowledge overlapping, for instance, the life sciences on the one hand and mathematics, engineering, computer and natural sciences on the other. For visionary, ambitious and radically new solutions to future research questions, academic teams qualified across scientific disciplines are needed. The Volkswagen ... Read more about "[ Volkswagen Stiftung “Change of Course” | Research funding and Scientific Exchange ]"
16JAN
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The Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) offers project grants for pluri-disciplinary research teams. Projects can involve both the social and natural sciences. Proposals can be submitted in one of the following sections: General call for proposals, in any area of International Studies, aimed at projects that carry out research on global issues that are ... Read more about "[ Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) 2019 Call | Research funding ]"

Deadline

21DEC
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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"