Conferences - Seminars

12FEB
25FEB
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From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
19FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Multimodal materials combine materials with complementary imaging and therapeutic capabilities into one platform and are receiving increasing interest in the field of scancer theranostics. These surface modified nanomaterials carriers offer several advantages, such as high drug loading capacity, ability to evade efflux pump action at the brain microvessels, and size-tunability. By integrating different component modules ... Read more about "Tracking Nanoparticles inside Cells at High Resolution: Significance for Medicine and Toxicology"
By Prof. Alexandra E. Porter, Imperial College London
20FEB
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  11:00-12:00 CH G1 495

The study of quantum materials in out-of-equilibrium conditions following excitation with ultrafast lasers represents one of the novel research frontiers in condensed matter physics. With femtosecond optical pulses, electronic and lattice degrees of freedom can be transiently decoupled, giving the opportunity of stabilizing new states inaccessible by quasi-adiabatic pathways. This becomes particularly interesting for the ... Read more about "Ultrafast study of out-of-equilibrium quantum materials - LACUS Seminar"
20FEB
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  12:15 SV 1717

Pathogen properties in infected host tissues are crucial for disease and control. Novel single-cell technologies reveal an astonishing diversity of pathogen cells with disparate molecular compositions, fates, and impact on overall disease progression. A current key challenge is to understand the relation between these various pathogen subsets and their respective host microenvironments. As a first ... Read more about "Single-cell biology of Salmonella in infected host tissues"
By Dirk Bumann, Biozentrum, University of Basel
20FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

Our research focuses in developing soft-MEMS devices that enable fast and accurate mechanical measurements of single cells and/or cell monolayers. These devices are cost-effective, compact and cell culture compatible, allowing, therefore, continuous measurements for drug screening assessment. For centuries, medical doctors have used palpation exploration as a part of their examination to detect lumps or ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Soft-MEMS for mechanobiology"
20FEB
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

This lecture is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of backgrounds. In the first part, I will briefly review density functional theory and why it is important to many branches of modern physical science. I will also review machine learning and its recent applications to molecules and materials. In the second half, I ... Read more about "Machine-learning of density functionals for applications in molecules and materials"
By Prof. Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine)
21FEB
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  15:15-16:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: The key influence of the microenvironment on cell behavior and fate is increasingly recognized. It follows that new techniques to control the 3D environment around cells are essential to understand the processes by which cells probe and respond to the cues received by their microniches. Here, we present an approach that allows ... Read more about "From Microdishes to Microniches: 3D Micro-Environmental Control around Single Cells. Application to Single-Cell Apico-Basal Polarization and Lumenogenesis Control."
By Prof. Virgile Viasnoff, CNRS-ESPCI ParisTech, Paris (F) & National University ...
22FEB
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series In this talk, I will introduce metal-organic frameworks[1], deal with some fundamental questions concerning their synthesis and characterisation[2-3] and highlight their potential towards the capture of industrially important molecules[4-5] and as photocatalysts for the generation of H2 from water splitting[6-7]. [1] Anderson, S. L.; Stylianou, K. C. ... Read more about "Metal-organic frameworks: from fundamental concepts to application"
By Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou
Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LSMO),
EPFL Valais ...
23FEB
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  14:15 INM202

Time-of-flight imaging and LIDAR systems enable 3D scene acquisition at long range using active illumination. This is useful for autonomous driving, robotic vision, human-computer interaction and many other applications. The technological requirements on these imaging systems are extreme: individual photon events need to be recorded and time-stamped at a picosecond timescale, which is facilitated by ... Read more about "Computational Single Photon Imaging"
By Prof. Gordon Wetzstein, Stanford University
Bio: Gordon Wetzstein is an ...
26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
26FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In recent years, electricity-driven hydrogen production by electrochemical splitting of water has received particular attention because of its potential applicability in decentralized energy storage concepts.(1) Most of the efforts have been focused on the electrochemical reaction occurring at the anode side, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), since it is source of large overpotentials.(2) Advances in ... Read more about "Insights into Perovskite Nano-Catalysts as Oxygen Electrodes for the Electrochemical Splitting of Water"
By Dr Emiliana Fabbri, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen Switzerland
27FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The presentation will give a detailed introduction into the technology behind the FemtoTools MEMS-based microforce sensors, covering the MEMS design, the fabrication and the readout of these sensors. Furthermore an introduction into the different micromechanical testing instruments of FemtoTools is given, outlining how these MEMS sensors are important for our competitive advantage In our ... Read more about "MEMS-Based Capacitive Microforce Sensing"
By Dr. Simon Muntwyler
27FEB
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  17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park

Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
27FEB
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

The goal of the project is to create an open-software, open-hardware spectrophotometer that is cheap and reliable. We will present all the tools that we used (Eagle, FreeCad, OpenSCAD, Arduino, ...) and show the experiments that can be achieved with the final product. All the code is available on http://github.com/hackuarium/simple-spectro Read more about "From concept to production: Open spectrophotometer, an interdisciplinary project"
By Luc Patiny, Hackuarium
01MAR
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  11:45-13:30 salle Uranus, bâtiment D, EPFL Innovation Park

The conference Pizzas&Start-up calls on 4 young innovative companies from EPFL or installed at EPFL Innovation Park. They each have 6 minutes to present their activities and achievements to their audience. The start-up that will present are as follows: Datapred Feeltronix Viventis Technology Picterra The conference is followed by a networking lunch with pizzas. The ... Read more about "Pizzas&Start-up"
05MAR
09MAR
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  Grand Hotel du Golf & Palace; Crans Montana

Energy research is key for the transition towards a sustainable society fully powered by renewable resources. To realize this transition, one single technology is not enough. Instead, we have to rely on different strategies to address the fuels and electricity generation, the storage of renewable energies, the CO2 capture and storage, the efficient use of ... Read more about "Challenges & Opportunities in Energy Research NRG2018"
05MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Lattice point defects and their coupling with electronic defects dominate the overall electrical properties of electroceramic materials, and thus great effort is expended on controlling the defect equilibria via oxygen activity during processing and/or doping. In device applications, because the lattice defects are typically charged, the applied voltage provides a strong driving force for defect ... Read more about "Point Defects in Metal Oxides and Their Interactions with Electric Fields"
By Prof. Elizabeth C. Dickey, Department of Materials Science and Engineering ...
05MAR
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  16:00-17:00 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Dysfunction of the immune system underlies many diseases, and results from certain cancer therapies. However, strategies to effectively accelerate return of immune function and program disease-specific immune responses by manipulating stem cells and immune cells are at an early stage. We are creating biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and ... Read more about "Building Immunity with Biomaterials"
By Prof. David J. Mooney, Wyss Institute, Harvard University, USA
06MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving to bring value to applications. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular, monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element and signal processing on ... Read more about "Challenges in Smart Sensor Systems"
By Lucas Tschuor
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

Industry 4.0 embraces a set of technologies enabling smart products. Smart products are characterized by the capability of performing computations, storing data, communicating and interacting with their environment. Fluid film bearing technology is nowadays witnessing an explosive expansion of active magnetic bearing technology, a typical so-called smart product. Some of the limitations and drawbacks associated ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Controllable Fluid Film Bearings – Theory & Experiments"
08MAR
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series New photovoltaic (PV) technologies, delivering high performances at low price, are ideal candidates to sustain the actual paradigm shift towards a carbon-free economy. In this context, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs), pioneered by methylammonium lead-iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite, are leading the photovoltaic scenario, showing impressive power conversion efficiency beyond ... Read more about "Interface engineering and physics therein for high efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
By Dr. Giulia Grancini
Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials ...
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
12MAR
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Two dimensional (2D) layered structures, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have attracted much attention for future electronics and optoelectronics due to their unique electronic structures. The properties of 2D materials are strongly influenced by their atomic structures. Visualizing their structural and chemical configuration at atomic scale is thus essential to understand and ... Read more about "Atomic scale investigation of two dimensional materials using transmission electron microscopy"
By Dr Hanako OKUNO, CEA-Grenoble, France
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
14MAR
15MAR
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  10:20-19:00 SV 1717

The Symposium "Stress in Health and Disease" will explore recent advances in stress research from a broad perspective, including contributions from the fields of neuroscience, metabolism, psychology, sociology and genetics. It aims at fostering a dialogue between these different approaches to advance innovative ideas in this area. Registration Read more about "Stress in Health and Disease"

Cultural events

12FEB
19FEB
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Register here The Musical, Dancesquare and PIP are proud to announce the upcoming workshop of Sounpainting supervised by Walter Thompson, the creator of this sign language for arts. Musicians, dancers and comedians are welcomed for a week of training and learning of the language, followed by a full day of performances and happenings at EPFL ... Read more about "Soundpainting workshop"
By Walter Thompson
05MAR
09MAR
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From the 5th to the 9th of March 2018, a group of students organises a Sustainability Week on UniL and EPFL campuses. For the first year, this week will take place simultaneously in 12 Swiss Universities with the aim to raise awareness on the 3 aspects of sustainability, economy, society and environment, all in a ... Read more about "Sustainability Week"

Exhibitions

26FEB
15MAR
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  Hall MED

The ACCES Visualization Contest series aims to foster a culture of insightful and visually-engaging representations of scientific / engineering computational concepts and solutions. The 2017 contest solicited contributions from all students and postdocs of EPFL and ended on 31 December 2017. The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 26 February 2018 at 12:15 in ... Read more about "ACCES Visualization Contest — Award Ceremony and Exhibition"
26FEB
09MAR
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  15:30-16:00 SV 1204

After the success from two years ago, the BIOP is once again organizing an exhibit in the SV hall that would allow all those interested, from any EPFL Faculty, to share the beauty of their images and videos representing cells, tissues, organisms,… The exhibit will take place from 26 February till 9 March 2018 in ... Read more about "Seeing Life Science: 2018 Edition"

Thesis defenses

23FEB
By Miguel Angel RIBOT SANFELIX
27FEB
  14:00 AAC 1 37

Directeur de thèse : Prof. H. Bourlard Programme doctoral en Génie électrique Thèse 8011 Read more about "Theory and Algorithms for Hypothesis Transfer Learning"
By Ilja KUZBORSKIJ
02MAR
  17:30 MXF 1

Thesis director : Prof. F. Stellacci Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8183 Read more about "Patchy Surfaces"
By Nikolaos NIANIAS

Movies

20FEB
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By Alexandre Blanc & Marco Bakker

Miscellaneous

12FEB
17FEB
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  09:30-17:30 BP 0232

Campus farmers is orginsazing his second workshop. We will be building the wooden structures that will host the garden beds and serve as furniture for the square in front of the SG. Everyone is welcome, no special skill are needed ! Read more about "Workshop Campus Farmers"
By Campus farmers, Laboratoire ALICE, OJU
26FEB
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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"
06MAR
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  13:30-17:00 salle BI A2 468

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"
08MAR
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

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"
08MAR
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  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?”"
16MAR
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  09:00-17:00 salle BI A2 468

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 Sike Mischke and Ingrid Le Duc

Internal trainings

20FEB
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  12:00-14:00 GR A3 31

Practical workshops are organized by EPFL Library to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next funding application. Read more about "SNSF DMP workshop"
By Research data EPFL Library team
28FEB
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  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 ...
01MAR
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  12:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center

BUSINESS IDEAS - SELF-EMPLOYMENT AS A CAREER OPTION. GET TIPS AND TRICKS FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUP FOUNDERS. Meet two EPFL young startups, who master the art of startups competitions and will give you their secrets about it: MotionPilot provides an innovative way to interact with drones. The young team from EPFL is developing a smart radio ... Read more about "Business Ideas @ EPFL How to win start-up competitions"
By Dimitrios Terzis and Timothée Peter
05MAR
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des Absences"
By DRH - Service de gestion des absences
06MAR
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  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 ...
06MAR
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  12:00-14:00 GR A3 31

Practical workshops are organized by EPFL Library to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next funding application. Read more about "SNSF DMP workshop"
By Research data EPFL Library team
09MAR
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  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 ...

Call for proposal

22FEB
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Aim: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites exceptional early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, and social sciences and the humanities to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex questions facing the world today. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an ... Read more about "[ CIFAR | CIFAR AZRIELI GLOBAL SCHOLARS ]"
28FEB
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Aim: The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. EuroTechPostdoc provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities across four leading technical universities in Europe to further develop their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative ... Read more about "[EUROTECHPOSTDOC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME]"
28FEB
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Aim: Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities ... Read more about "[ LEADING HOUSE ASIA: CALL FOR INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ]"
01MAR
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Dans un contexte de mobilité et de mondialisation accrues, ce programme de bourses a été mis sur pied par Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI). Il privilégie les pôles de compétitivité déterminés par le Plan Marshall 4.0, initié par la Wallonie, et permet l’accueil, par nos universités, de diplômés émanant d’institutions étrangères d’excellence. Submission deadlines: 02.10.2017 Funding: varie, ... Read more about "[WBI I FELLOWSHIP]"
09MAR
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Aim: The EU-supported project BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum jointly launched a call on Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. A consortium of research groups from at least three different countries can apply for funding through a two-stage process. The deadline for pre-registration is 1 December 2017, the final deadline scheduled for 9 March 2018. ... Read more about "[INTERNATIONAL CALL ON SCENARIOS OF BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES]"
15MAR
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IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15MAR
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The Doctoral Exchange Grants of the ZKS Foundation support collaborative inter-university doctoral top research in the fields of engineering, environmental sciences (which includes bioengineering, but not life science or biology), medieval disciplines including medieval studies, as well as research in digital humanities at the intersection of medieval disciplines and computing. Aim: to encourage research collaboration ... Read more about "[ ZENO KARL SCHINDLER Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"

Deadline

09FEB
24APR
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  CHUV, César Roux Auditorium, BH 08 Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee. Registration is free for LIMNA members but mandatory (http://www.limna.ch/events/581). Deadline for abstracts submission: April 3, 2018. Registration deadline: April 24, 2018. 10 abstracts will ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS OPEN: 11th Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) symposium"
By Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland ...