Conferences - Seminars

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 ...
13MAR
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Outside of its well-characterized actions in the HPA axis, the stress-associated peptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) regulates neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in several extrahypothalamic brain regions. Previous research has shown that CRF in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) promotes appetitive behavior through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. We have recently showed that CRF potentiates both dopaminergic ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Julia Lemos - Dissecting the actions of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in the nucleus accumbens"
By Julia Lemos, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ...
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 ...
27MAR
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Nutritional decisions are key determinants of health, wellbeing and aging. We want to understand how animals decide what to eat and how these decisions affect the fitness of the animal. To achieve a mechanistic, integrated, whole-animal understanding of nutritional decision-making we work at the interface of behavior, metabolism, microbiome, and physiology in the adult Drosophila ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Carlos Ribeiro - The brain as a central regulator of nutrition: how needs turn into wants"
By Carlos Ribeiro, Behavior and Metabolism Lab, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre ...
03APR
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Cortical neurons exhibit multiple history-dependent mechanisms such as refractoriness and spike-frequency adaptation. Neurons are embedded in highly recurrent networks, and the recurrent feedback is believed to play a key role in the generation of the irregular fluctuations that are observed in neuronal recordings. However, an understanding of how single-neuron mechanisms, such as adaptation, interact with ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Samuel Muscinelli - Firing rate adaptation shapes intrinsic fluctuations and signal transmission in recurrent neural networks"
By Samuel Muscinelli, Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (Gerstner Lab), BMI, SV, EPFL ...
03APR
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  13:00-18:30 Theatersaal National, Bern

Last year, the SNSF launched PRIMA, its new funding scheme for outstanding women researchers. PRIMA grantees benefit from a first-rate leadership programme, which we are launching at a special event in Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking keynote speech by the renowned leadership expert Margaret J. Wheatley and participate in discussions on ... Read more about "Save the date: PRIMA Leadership Programme - Kick-off event"
By Keynote - Margaret J. Wheatley: The essential role played by women ...
08MAY
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By Viktor Jirsa, Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes, Inserm UMR1106, Faculté ...
14JUN
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June 14, 1991: a day that has entered the history of Switzerland «Les femmes bras croisés, le pays perd pied» It is with this slogan that women in Switzerland have made themselves heard, ten years after the inclusion of equality between women and men in the Federal Constitution, to finally see this principle come to ... Read more about "June 14"
04DEC
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By Marion Silies, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute for Development and Neurobiology (iDN ...

Exhibitions

22FEB
08MAR
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  Forum Hotel de Ville Lausanne

Le Bureau de l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes (BEFH) et le Business and Professional Women (BPW) Club de Lausanne, ont le plaisir de vous inviter à l’exposition « RegART10 sur l’égalité. Du droit de vote à l’égalité salariale (1959-2019) » qui aura lieu du 22 février au 8 mars, au Forum de l’Hôtel ... Read more about "RegART10 sur l’égalité. Du droit de vote à l’égalité salariale. (1959-2019)"

Internal trainings

07MAR
08MAR
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  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
18MAR
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  09:45-15:30 Uni Bern

The Fix the Leaky Pipeline program offers young female scientists (doctoral students, postdocs and other young scientists) the opportunity to reflect on their professional situations, to develop a strategy for embarking on or continuing their career paths, to receive targeted further training, and to extend their personal and scientific networks. The aim, actively supported by ... Read more about "FLP: 2019 Program, kick off event"
By Guests: Prof. Miriam Langer, EAWAG
Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf, EPFL
Dr ...
19MAR
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

Description In the business world as well as in universities, strategies for power games and assertiveness become increasingly important with each career step. For women, the “likability” requirement often represents an additional challenge. Have you ever experienced “games” being played withunspoken rules, not knowing how to act or play along? This workshop reveals and decodes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Increase your assertiveness in institutional power games"
By Lic.phil. Sibyl Schädeli, lecturer, coach ICF PCC, and consultant
21MAY
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

OBJECTIVES You identify your current professional strengths and weaknesses and can create opportunities to polish and develop your skills in your current position.You identify your own values, needs and priorities for your professional life and can formulate a clear statement which will help you connect with like-minded people. You know the similarities and differences between ... Read more about "FLP: Career Planning for Scientists (May 21 & May 28)"
19JUN
20JUN
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

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 Melissa Davies, coach and negotiation expert & Stéphanie Ruder Schoof ...
11OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

This workshop is opened to both women and men Description Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for success in an academic career, ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist