Conferences - Seminars

17JAN
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The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim at intensifying interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups (i.e. PhD & Postdocs either directly funded by the NCCR, or as a matching contribution). The EPFL community interested in MARVEL research topics is very welcome to attend. Each seminar consists of two 25-minute presentations, followed by ... Read more about "MARVEL January Junior Seminars"
By Max Veit (EPFL, COSMO) & Predrag Andric (EPFL, LAMMM) 
18JAN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium D

To understand the cellular basis of behavior, it is necessary to know the cell types that exist in the nervous system and their contributions to function. Spinal networks are essential for sensory processing and motor behavior and provide a powerful system for identifying the cellular correlates of behavior. We sought to leverage the recent revolution ... Read more about "Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Single Nucleus Sequencing in the Spinal Cord"
By Dr Ariel Levine, NIH Neurological Institute NINDS, USA.
18JAN
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Abstract The voting and election processes are the backbone of Swiss democracy and threats to those processes are not to be taken lightly. For this reason, the Federal Chancellery introduced new rules and requirements on Internet Voting systems back in 2014, defining thresholds on the availability of Internet Voting, subjected to three increasing compliance levels. ... Read more about "The Road towards Verifiable Internet Voting in Geneva"
By Thomas Hofer, Expert Technique, Direction Générale des Systèmes d'Information ...
21JAN
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Multicellular ecosystems such as biofilms, tissues, and whole organisms operate as highly integrated systems that link physical structure and biological function. In mammalian tissues, structure determines the effectiveness by which muscles generate force, lungs oxygenate blood, or glandular organs produce bile, milk, or saliva. Even at the level ... Read more about "Engineering 3D Culture Models of Physiology and Disease: How Simple is Complex Enough?"
By Prof. Christopher Chen, Boston University and Harvard Wyss Institute, Boston ...
22JAN
25JAN
  08:00-18:00 STCC 0 7326

From 22 to 25 January, EPFL will be hosting the third workshop/meeting of FG-AI4H at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne. With this email, I would like to inform you of our activities as well as extend an invitation to you and your colleagues to become involved in this important project. In particular, we ... Read more about "Artificial Intelligence for Health"
23JAN
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  16:00-17:00 H4-2-A

Abstract: Organic semiconductors in different shapes and composition can be interfaced with living cells. This provides a new, exciting route towards optical control of physiological functions or the restoring of natural functions. In this talk I will present a number of experiments that show the effective abiotic-biotic coupling with cells and small animals, suggesting the ... Read more about "Non genetic cell opto stimulation"
By Prof Guglielmo Lanzani, Center for Nano Science Technology @ POLIMI Istituto ...
24JAN
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
By EPFL Library teaching team
25JAN
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  09:00-13:00 CO 120

From this seminar you will learn about the developments which have enabled the main UK higher education institutions to develop inclusive digital education curricula. This is also an opportunity to learn practices and share ideas on how to successfully manage participation equally and inclusively. Read more about "Brave inclusion of diversity and giving opportunities to all students is the classroom"
By Mira Vogel works as an educational developer in King's ...
26JAN
29JAN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The Applied Machine Learning Days will take place from January 26th to 29th, 2019, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center on EPFL campus. It is now the largest and best-known Machine Learning event in Switzerland, and increasingly recognized as a major event in Europe. The event has a focus specifically on the applications of machine ... Read more about "Applied Machine Learning Days 2019"
By See our workshop sessions, the 16 featured tracks and the ...
04FEB
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  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Disturbances in the morphology and function of mitochondria cause neurological diseases, which can affect the central and peripheral nervous system. The i-AAA protease YME1L ensures mitochondrial proteostasis and regulates mitochondrial dynamics by processing of the dynamin-like GTPase OPA1. Mutations in YME1L cause a multi-systemic ... Read more about "Novel Mouse Models to Study Mitochondrial Proteostasis in the Nervous System"
By Hans-Georg Sprenger, Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Dept ...
07FEB
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  10:00-17:00 STCC 0 8328

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends ... Read more about "FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs."
11FEB
14FEB
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Swiss Blockchain Winter School - Feb 11-14, 2019 https://blockchainschool.epfl.ch/ Registration page Hotel discount reservation (still some rooms left on the offered hotel platform, as well as via standard booking) Travel stipend application (deadline: January 11, 2019) Please join us for the Swiss Blockchain Winter School 2019 on February 11-14, 2019 at the Congress Center Interlaken, ... Read more about "Swiss Blockchain Winter School - EPFL - ETHZ - IC3"
11FEB
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract & Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Reza Ghodssi - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
12FEB
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  12:00-13:00 EPFL Library

Research data is a precious good. Where is the balance between protecting it and opening it? How can you manage the way it is reused by others? In this Noon Talk, the topic of data licensing will be presented from various points of view. Read more about "Research Data licensing noon talk"
By Giovanni Pizzi, senior scientist at the Laboratory of theory and ...
14FEB
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  12:00-13:30 MED 2 1522

"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
14FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are promising materials for gas storage, e.g. storage of energy carriers such as H2, and gas separation processes, e.g. removal of CO2 from CH4. The rational design of new adsorbents with enhanced separation performance at optimized separation conditions requires reliable predictions of adsorption isotherms ... Read more about "Ab initio free energy calculations for gas adsorption and separation in nanoporous systems"
By Prof. Joachim Sauer
Institute of Chemistry,
Humboldt University,
Berlin, Germany
15FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8-01-D

Extracellular electrical recordings by means of microelectrode arrays complement well-established patch clamp techniques and optical or optogenetic techniques. The use of CMOS technology helps to overcome the connectivity problem of how to interface thousands of tightly-spaced electrodes, while, at the same time, it improves signal-to-noise characteristics, as signal conditioning is done on chip next to ... Read more about "Subcellular-resolution electrophysiology with CMOS-based high-density microelectrode arrays"
By Prof. Andreas Hierlemann, Department Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich
15FEB
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  12:30-13:30 SV 1717

Abstract : Given the world-wide increase in obesity, studying the onset of this debilitating syndrome and specifically the dynamic nature of fat tissue is of great interest. In this presentation, I intend to summarize my lab’s efforts in addressing multiple, outstanding questions related to adipose biology. First, I will show how we are using integrative ... Read more about "An omics journey through the intriguing world of adipose biology"
By Dr Bart Deplancke, FSV / IBI / UPDEPLA
18FEB
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Adrian Keller, Paderborn University (D)
20FEB
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Assessing the habitability of Mars has been an objective of the scientific community for a long time, but it has recently become a sustained focus in light of data being returned from the planet and growing knowledge about life in extreme environments. The Curiosity rover on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), one of NASAs flagship ... Read more about "Is Mars Habitable ?"
By Prof. Javier Martín-Torres
25FEB
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Jussi Taipale, Cambridge University (UK)
27FEB
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
04MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
07MAR
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
11MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
11MAR
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In this talk, I will highlight some of our recent advances in the field of direct electrochemical reduction of CO2 into value‐added fuels and chemicals on metallic Cu‐based catalysts and nonmetallic carbon‐based MNC electrocatalysts with molecularly‐defined coordinative MNx metal‐nitrogen centers as active sites. Special focus will be placed on efficient production of CO at lab‐scale ... Read more about "Free electrons to molecular bonds and back – The dark side of solar fuels and solar chemicals"
By Prof. Peter Strasser, Chemical Engineering Division, Technical University Berlin
18MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
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
25MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
26MAR
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The Ferrell lab studies signal transduction and cell cycle regulation, mainly focusing the spatial and temporal regulation of mitotic entry and exit. They explore how the individual proteins that regulate these processes work together in circuits, generating reliable systems-level behaviors, by using quantitative experimental approaches, modeling, and theory. Much of their work make use of ... Read more about "TBA"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Stanford University School of Medecine. 
01APR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Robots today rely on rigid components and electric motors based on metal and magnets, making them heavy, unsafe near humans, expensive and ill-suited for unpredictable environments. Nature, in contrast, makes extensive use of soft materials and has produced organisms that drastically outperform robots in terms of agility, dexterity, ... Read more about "HASEL Artificial Muscles - Versatile High-Performance Actuators for a New Generation of Life-like Robots"
01APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: With approximately 1.8 million deaths each year, lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer mortality in women and men worldwide. In the last fifteen years, great clinical progress has been made that offers new hope for patients, as exemplified by the advent of targeted therapies and more recently immunotherapies. Yet, current treatments ... Read more about "Mechanisms of lung cancer development: from tumor immunology to cellular metabolism"
By Dr Etienne Meylan
08APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (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 is a ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
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
15APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
15APR
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Nanoparticles have interesting analogies to molecules. Recent research has revealed that nanocrystals can align and fuse to larger single crystalline units (Oriented Attachment) or build self-assembled superstructures with mutual crystallographic order (Mesocrystals). These examples suggest that it should be possible to establish chemistry with nanocrystals as chemical building blocks. Nanocrystals are similar to molecules concerning ... Read more about "Nanocrystals as chemical building blocks"
By Prof. Helmut Cölfen, University of Konstanz, Physical Chemistry
29APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (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 was elected ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Massachusettes Institute of Technology; Whitehead Institute for ...
06MAY
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract and Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Paul Chao - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
06MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA)
09MAY
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"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
13MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Gilad Haran, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL)
14MAY
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

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
19MAY
22MAY
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The Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics at EPFL will be a unique event bringing together for the first time the worldwide leaders in diamond photonics. It will gather on EPFL campus the key international players of academic research in physics and photonics, in growth and fabrication technologies, together with companies engaged in bringing the ... Read more about "Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics"
By Keynote and Invited Speakers on www.diamondphotonics.org
20MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institute Curie, Paris (F)
27MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich (D)
03JUN
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: I will review recent work on using dynamic optical elements, such as deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators, to increase the capabilities of laser micro fabrication and optical microscopy. In particular, I will show how adaptive aberration correction and dynamic parallelisation can improve precision and reliability and increase ... Read more about "Dynamic optics for laser microfabrication and high-resolution microscopy"
01JUL
05JUL
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The 11th World Conference of Science Journalists will be held from July 1st to July 5th, 2019, in Lausanne. Read more about "2019 World Conference of Science Journalists"
01JUL
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In the last decade, we have seen a convergence of microelectronics into the world of healthcare providing novel solutions for early detection, diagnosis and therapy of disease. This has been made possible due to the emergence of CMOS technology, allowing fabrication of advanced systems with complete integration of ... Read more about "CMOS Microelectronics for DNA detection using Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistors"
02SEP
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract and Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Debbie Senesky - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
23SEP
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Education: 1973-76 B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (USA) 1977-82 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Positions: 1982-85 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (USA) 1984 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (USA) 1985-88 Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI ...
07OCT
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Over the past decades the world has become increasingly connected, with communications driving both markets and social movements. Low power electronics, efficient communications, and better battery technology have all contributed to this revolution, but the cost and power required for these systems must be pushed further to make ... Read more about "Flexible Radios and Flexible Networks"
04NOV
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: While human tissues and organs are mostly soft, wet and bioactive; machines are commonly hard, dry and biologically inert. Bridging human-machine interfaces is of imminent importance in addressing grand societal challenges in healthcare, security, sustainability, education and joy of living. However, interfacing human and machines is extremely challenging ... Read more about "Merging Humans and Machines with Hydrogel Technology"