Conferences - Seminars

17AUG
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En 2018, cela fera 100 ans que le Laboratoire des matériaux de construction (LMC) a été créé par Henri Demierre et le professeur Marius Lacombe, respectivement secrétaire et directeur de l’Ecole d’ingénieurs de Lausanne. Ce laboratoire est l’un des plus anciens de l’EPFL. A cette occasion, nous ouvrons les portes du laboratoire et nous vous ... Read more about "Centenaire du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction - Portes Ouvertes"
By Prof. Karen Scrivener, et al.
19AUG
22AUG
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  Rolex Learning Centre

En Août 2018, on fêtera les 100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction ainsi que les 60 ans de sa directrice actuelle, Prof. Karen Scrivener. Un conférence sur Read more about "Les100 ans du Laboratoire des Matériaux de Construction et les 60 ans de sa directrice Prof. Karen Scrivener"
By Prof. Karen Scrivener et al.
22AUG
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  12:00-13:00 RLC B1 520

Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
27AUG
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Abstract Diagnosis and treatment methods based on big genomic data are becoming widespread as the cost of genome sequencing decreases gradually. In this context, disease-gene association studies are of great importance. The genomic data is very sensitive when compared to other data types and contains information about the individual and his / her relatives. Many ... Read more about "Achieving Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Whole Genome Variant Queries"
By Dr. Mete Akgün, University of Tübingen, Germany
30AUG
01SEP
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  Microcity

In an increasingly connected world, managing and using the growing amount of data is a major challenge for our society. Today, from health care to transport, social networks, commerce and industry, all aspects of our lives are put into data. But how can we manage this infinite and constantly growing mass of information? This is ... Read more about "micro18"
30AUG
  12:30-13:30 SV 1717

Genomic knowledge is about to profoundly change medicine, by making it more precise and personal. At the crossroad between basic science and the clinical world, my research group’s ambition is to contribute to this exciting transformation. We use genomic and bioinformatic approaches to identify and characterize genome variants that can explain the inter-individual differences observed ... Read more about "Human genomic diversity and infection: from immunogenetics to personalized health"
By Dr Jacques Fellay, EPFL / FSV / GHI / GR-FE
30AUG
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

We consider transmission over a cloud radio access network (CRAN) focusing on the framework of oblivious processing at the relay nodes (radio units), i.e., the relays are not cognizant of the users' codebooks. This approach is motivated by future wireless communications (5G and beyond) and the theoretical results connect to a variety of different information ... Read more about "Cloud Radio Access Networks, Distributed Information Bottleneck, and more: A Unified Information Theoretic View"
By Prof. Shlomo Shamai
The Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Technion-Israel ...
03SEP
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Our insatiable demand for sensing, communication and computing has been a key driver in the relentless scaling of CMOS feature sizes. However, as the benefits of technology scaling are coming to an end, an increasing amount of out of the box thinking will be required to maintain the ... Read more about "Mixed-Signal Interfaces for the Data-Driven World"
03SEP
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Fredrik Höök received a PhD in physics from Chalmers, Sweden, in 1997 and his research has focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
04SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The vast majority of our knowledge on vibrio pathogenesis is based on the ancient and well-studied human pathogen, V. cholerae. Often neglected and relegated to specialized journals are vibrio infections in non-human species. While the studies of animal pathogens have benefited from the era of genomics, the search for pathogenesis determinants is often biased by ... Read more about "Environmental vibrios : « a walk on the wild side »"
By Frédérique Le Roux, Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Models ...
11SEP
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac
11SEP
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Abstract: Have you ever been stuck in meetings with discussions going in circles, meetings from which no decision emerges or one with which everyone is frustrated? Do you sometimes feel that you misunderstood the relationships among members of your professional or personal circles? Have you ever wondered how you could get to stop smoking, eat ... Read more about "Understanding decisions, relationships and behaviors through text… and Natural Language Processing"
By Léa Deleris
24SEP
28SEP
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Powder-diffraction methods have demonstrated an ever increasing range of applications in materials science, chemistry, physics, life sciences and engineering. Modern synchrotron-radiation methods not only provide data of exceptional quality, but have allowed researchers to perform previously inaccessible experiments. Along with determining the atomic structure and the relative abundance of crystalline phases in bulk samples, information ... Read more about "CCMX/PSI Powder Diffraction Summer School - Modern Synchrotron Methods"
24SEP
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By Prof. Chris Weder, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg Switzerland
25SEP
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  16:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: B.A., Stanford University, 1993; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2000-05; Associate Professor, 2005-06; Professor, 2006-16; HHMI Investigator, 2005-07, 2010-16; Binder/Amgen Professor, 2016-; Davis Leadership Chair, 2017-; Executive Officer, 2017-. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Dianne K. Newman, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
30SEP
02OCT
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  STCC

The conference will bring a broad spectrum of the community together to discuss and share knowledge on the latest advances in perovskite materials, devices and photophysical and optoelectronic properties and phenomena. The programme will include a combination of invited talks, contributing talks and poster presentations. Educating young researchers is at the core of the mission, ... Read more about "4th International Conference on Perovskite Solar Cells and Optoelectronics (PSCO-2018)"
01OCT
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Inistitue of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Satoshi Kawata Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Satoshi Kawata - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
01OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Large and persistent photoconductivity (LPPC) in semiconductors is due to the trapping of photo-generated minority carriers at crystal defects. Theory has suggested that anion vacancies in II-VI semiconductors are responsible for LPPC due to negative-U behavior, whereby two minority carriers become kinetically trapped by lattice relaxation following photo-excitation [1-2]. By performing a detailed analysis of ... Read more about "Mechanism and New Applications of Large and Persistent Photoconductivity"
By Prof. Rafael Jaramillo, MIT USA
04OCT
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  Welle 7, Bern

Don’t miss this chance to network with colleagues from the materials science scene in Switzerland. CCMX and the NCCR MARVEL are co-organizing their second Materials Science day, featuring both experimental and modelling approaches to current challenges in materials science. The morning will be dedicated to projects involving modelling and first experimental validation. During the afternoon, ... Read more about "CCMX – NCCR MARVEL Materials Science Day 2018"
08OCT
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By Prof. Ramamoorthy Ramesh, UC Berkeley USA
09OCT
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

This workshop puts participants to practice lecturing by presenting 5 minutes of their teaching. Advice and feedback is given based to develop scientific communication skills appropriate for teaching Read more about "Effective Lecturing"
By Ingrid Le Duc
12OCT
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Comment penser son contenu pou pouvoir bien le dire? En quoi la voix est une résultante du corps en action? Quelles technique vocales mettre en œuvre et exercer? Read more about "Améliorer l'expressivité et sa voix pour ses cours"
15OCT
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By Prof. Damien Baigl, Ecole Normale Supérieure France
22OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, USA
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
05NOV
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Radhika Nagpal Abstract and Biography to follow. Read more about "Prof. Radhika Nagpal - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
05NOV
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Recent years have seen considerable progress in the development of microfluidic systems for use in the chemical and biological sciences. At a primary level, interest in such systems has been stimulated by the fact that physical processes can be more easily controlled and harnessed when instrumental dimensions are reduced to the micron scale. For example, ... Read more about "Microfluidic-Based Nanocrystal Synthesis—Towards Ultra-Fast Parametric Space Mapping"
By Prof. Andrew de Mello, ETH Zurich Switzerland
08NOV
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  08:30-18:00 Lausanne Olympic Museum

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 for short talks. Deadline for Registration: October 22, 2018. Please note that the number of seats is limited ... Read more about "LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding""
By Invited speakers:         • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
12NOV
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Recent progress in the synthetic construction of micro-compartmentalized colloidal objects comprising integrated biomimetic functions is paving the way towards rudimentary forms of artificial cell-like entities (protocells) for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future proto-living technologies. Although several new types of protocells are currently available, the design of synthetic protocell ... Read more about "Proto-living materials?"
By Prof. Stephen Mann, Bristol University UK
13NOV
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Exercise sessions provide students with an opportunity to apply the things they have learned in lectures, to deepen their understanding, to clarify problems and to monitor their own learning. What are the features of exercise sessions that best help student to learn? How can exercises be adapted to help students deepen their understanding? What approaches ... Read more about "Effective exercise sessions"
By Roland Tormey
19NOV
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Richard Mann is the Higgins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and holds an Interdisciplinary Faculty appointment in the Department of Systems Biology. He uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system for studying a range of problems related to how ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard Mann, Columbia University, New York City, NY (USA)
19NOV
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By Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, TU Darmstadt Germany
03DEC
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By Prof. Claudia Draxl, Humboldt University of Berlin Germay
10DEC
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By Prof. Maartje Bastings, EPFL Switzerland
17DEC
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We propose a novel deep learning tool for materials discovery. The approach merges together both experimental data and computer simulations to exploit all possible sources of information. The tool has been used to design several materials that have been experimentally verified and patented. We present just one case study where we discover and characterize the ... Read more about "Materials discovery using deep learning"
By Prof. Gareth Conduit, University of Cambridge UK
25FEB
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
05MAR
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  13:30-17:00 CO 120

With the use of concept maps you can structure a course that integrates learning outcomes, course content and students’ learning activities. Read more about "Course Design"
12MAR
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of 'good' questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class. Read more about "The art of questioning: teaching with clickers"
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
29APR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: David M Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini,  Massachusettes Institute of Technology;  Whitehead Institute for ...
14MAY
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Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle
01JUL
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry. Mirkin also is a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science & engineering, and medicine at Northwestern University. Mirkin ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA