Conferences - Seminars

  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Learning and memory decline with age. The same can be said about long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), which are two cellular models of learning and memory. On the other hand, aging is not paralleled by neuronal loss, implying the existence of most strong survival mechanisms at the same time when synaptic function decays. ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Survival and plasticity in the aging brain"
By Carlos Dotti, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma ...
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of cortical brain regions that is active during task-off, internally directed brain states associated with quiet wakefulness. I will summarize recent evidence obtained in the rat suggesting that the basal forebrain may represent a hitherto undiscovered subcortical node of the default mode network. I will discuss potential ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basal forebrain circuits contribute to default mode network regulation"
By Gregor Rainer, Visual Cognition Laboratory, Dept. of Medicine / Physiology, University ...
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

GABAergic synapses in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in fear memory generation. We have previously reported that reduction in GABAergic synapses innervating specifically at the axon initial segment (AIS) of principal neurons of BLA, by neurofascin (NF) knockdown, impairs fear extinction. BLA is bidirectionally connected with the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basolateral amygdala induces trans-regional metaplasticity at the medial prefrontal cortex."
By Gal Richter-Levin, The Brain and Behavior Laboratory, University of Haifa ...
By Prof. Barry Dickson, Dickson's Lab, HHMI Janelia, Ashburn, Virginia ...
By Johannes Letzkus, Neocortical Circuits Lab, Max Planck Institute for Brain ...
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

It has long been suggested that failure appropriately to inhibit impulses stems from a deficit in prefrontal cortical inhibitory function. Here it will be suggested that impulsivity, which predicts the vulnerability to develop addiction to stimulant drugs as well as compulsive behaviours as observed in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and early onset Parkinson’s Disease, also stems ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders"
By David Belin, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology ...
  Zurich University

The disproportional loss of female talent in academia is evident and systematic almost without exception across disciplines, faculties, universities, and countries. Join us for this exciting opportunity to think and talk to each other about why this happens, and ways to stop it. UZH and the other 22 members of the League of European Research ... Read more about "Second LERU Gender Conference"
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The Senescence Accelerated Mice Prone 8 (SAMP8) is a mice model that has revealed cognitive and behavioral disturbances, occurring at early age and that worsen with senescence in comparison with resistant to senescence strain (SAMR1). These cognitive trends are accompanied by general hallmarks of senescence and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) characteristics, such as tau ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // The SAMP8 Mouse Model: Linking neurodegeneration in aging with Epigenetics"
By Merce Pallas, Neuropharmacology in Aging and neurodegeneration, Dept of Farmacologia ...


  18:15-22:00 Forum du Rolex Learning Centre

Description Event in French For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: “Women’s Careers: What’s Next after epfl?”"

Internal trainings

  Université de Fribourg

Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question inattendue, une remarque ou une critique peuvent déstabiliser, voire vous priver entièrement des moyens d’agir d’une manière constructive. Cette formation apporte ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole – boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans le cadre de vos travaux de recherche, vous collectez et produisez un certain nombre de données de recherche hétérogènes (données numériques, textuelles, qualitatives, quantitatives, statistiques, bases de données, interviews, images, photos, audio, vidéo, codes sources, 3D, etc.). Au coeur d’une recherche intègre, responsable et de qualité, la gestion de ces données ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Gestion des données de recherche"
By Carmen Jambé, spécialiste en information documentaire, Service UNIRIS, Université de ...
  09:15-15:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve, c’est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Pôle de Soutien à l ...
  09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne

Description and objectives Applying for a professor position can be a daunting process, and often, the different steps of this process are not well known. This workshop shows how the process works, from the moment the job announcement is formulated to the final decision of who receives the job offer. Moreover, and most importantly, this ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Preparing your application for a professorship"
By Franciska Krings, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Vice-rector in charge of ...
  09:00-17:00 University of Geneva

Description and objectives This workshop will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ‘right’ impression in a new group Establishing effective habits for discussion and debate habits Imposing appropriate tools for decision making Implementing strategies ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
  09:00-17:00 EPFL

This workshop is opened to both women and men Description and objectives How could you feel more competent, worthy, valuable, and capable of doing things? What would enable you to address adversity with calm and resolve? How could you create conditions around you that would foster your ideas and projects? How could you develop courage ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Self-empowerment: discover how to build your power to act"
By Nir Zalts, expert for leadership and professional development
  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs L’atelier vise à accompagner les femmes de la relève afin de reconnaître et valoriser leur potentiel d’accès à un poste de professeure ordinaire. Des outils pratiques d’affirmation leur seront transmis. Pour parvenir à libérer les potentiels, les chercheuses seront amenées à s’explorer à travers des outils créatifs et projectifs de connaissance de ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Reconnaître et affirmer ses potentiels"
By Moïra Salvadore, psychologue du travail, formatrice indépendante (FSEA), Genève
  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs This participative workshop is designed to support participants in becoming excellent speakers. Specifically, it will assist you with: Effectively employing verbal and non-verbal skills for 2-directional communication Conveying more confidence and assurance Preparing for questions Strategies for communicating across disciplinary or cultural groups Designing presentations to support a clear, memorable take-away message ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Confident research presentations"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description et objectifs The objectives of this workshop are: Receive information about funding organizations and suitable funding possibilities especially for women researchers (Switzerland and EU) and in respect of the academic level and career planning Know the most important features about planning and preparing an application and a research project Practical exercises: analysis of the ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Finding and applying for funding in academia"
  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans la jungle des réseaux sociaux à disposition, comment s’y retrouver ? Quels sont-ils, à quoi servent-ils, à qui parlent-ils ? Au-delà de l’aspect chronophage, les réseaux sociaux sont un véritable soutien à vos projets de recherche, pour autant qu’ils soient utilisés à bon escient. L’atelier entreprend de répondre aux questions suivantes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: #marecherche : Rayonner grâce aux réseaux sociaux"
By Florence Hügi, formatrice d’adultes et coach, spécialiste du leadership ...
  09:00-17:00 EPFL, BI A2 468

Description et objectifs This workshop for senior postdoctoral researchers and junior group leaders focuses on personal factors such as personality, self-awareness and self-confidence to help you become more comfortable in the way you communicate and interact. In addition, we will give an insight into the complexity of conflicts and how to manage them so as ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Interpersonal communication for women scientists"
By Stéphanie Ruder Schoof, coach
Melissa Davies, coach and negotiation expert