Conferences - Seminars

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 ...
18JAN
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By Jonathan Cottet
21JAN
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  12:15 SV 1717

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 ...
23JAN
  16:15 BC 410

Abstract Personal genomics is becoming increasingly popular, but mounting privacy concerns threaten to impede adoption. We propose a new, privacy-focused model for personal genomics that employs cryptography and decentralization to secure personal genomic data and outline various policy issues that should be considered if this model is to be adopted. Bio Dennis Grishin is CSO ... Read more about "Genomic data privacy in the age of personal genomics"
By Dennis Grishin, Harvard University/Nebula Genomics
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
24JAN
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

DTU Space is leading several high-profile space research technology projects and examples of these will be presented in this talk: Coatings for hard X-ray optics (e.g. NuStar), star trackers, radar- and radiometer systems (e.g. POLARIS), and space magnetometers (e.g. Swarm). Key research results obtained from these instruments will also be presented, e.g. models of the ... Read more about "Space instrumentation, Earth Observation & Astrophysics at DTU Space, Denmark"
By Prof. Kristian Pedersen
24JAN
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  17:00-18:00 MED 2 1124

New technologies are made possible by new materials, and until recently new materials could only be discovered experimentally. However, approaches based on the fundamental laws of quantum mechanics are now integrated to many design initiatives in academia and industry, underpinning efforts such as the Materials Genome initiative or the computational crystal structure prediction (CSP [1]). ... Read more about "Towards the design of molecular materials: from many-body methods to enhanced density functional approximations"
By Jan Gerit Brandenburg (University of Göttingen & University College London)
25JAN
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  09:00-12:30 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 ...
25JAN
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124

The theoretical study of realistic systems of interest in life sciences or nanotechnology is possible only if the contrasting goals of high accuracy and low computational costs are met. Despite its success and increased popularity, DFT fails at times in the ultimate goal of being a predictive tool. For this reason, development of alternative electron ... Read more about "At odds with electron correlation: are we betting solely on the winning horse?"
By Francesco Aquilante (University of Geneva)
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 ...
28JAN
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  11:00-12:00 CO 121

The central task in many interactive machine learning systems can be formalized as the sequential optimization of a black-box function. Bayesian optimization (BO) is a powerful model-based framework for adaptive experimentation, where the primary goal is the optimization of the black-box function via sequentially chosen decisions. In many real-world tasks, it is essential for the ... Read more about "Robust and Practical Bayesian Optimization and Beyond"
By Volkan Cevher (EPFL)
30JAN
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124

I will present five short stories on the derivation of models of the interatomic interaction from Density Functional Theory (DFT), the validation of potentials and their application to the simulation of phase transformations. I will show how a systematic coarse graining of the electronic structure from DFT to the tight-binding approximation and analytic Bond-Order Potentials ... Read more about "Development and validation of interatomic potentials and application to the simulation of phase transformations"
By Ralf Drautz (ICAMS, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
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."
07FEB
  14:00-15:00 MED2 2423

This talk will be given in the frame of the SWICCOMAS General Assembly. The planning is: 14h – 15h Seminar by Eleni Chatzi, ETHZ 15h – 16h General Assembly 1. SWICCOMAS board 2. New ECCOMAS constitution 3. SWICCOMAS price 4. WCCM 2020, Paris 5. Budget approval 6. Short update by Prof. Eleni Chatzi, ECCOMAS Young ... Read more about "On the coalescence of models with data for infrastructure assessment"
By Eleni Chatzi, Chair of Structural Mechanics, at the Institute of ...
11FEB
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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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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Adrian Keller, Paderborn University (D)
18FEB
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By Prof. Sarah Haigh, Materials Characterisation, University of Manchester UK
20FEB
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  17:00-18:30 BC 420

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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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Jussi Taipale, Cambridge University (UK)
25FEB
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By Dr Rupert Myers, Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh
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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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
04MAR
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By Prof. Bella Lake, Quantum Phenomena in Novel Materials Institute, Helmholtz ...
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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  12:15 SV 1717

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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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

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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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
18MAR
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By Prof. Pupa Gilbert, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
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
20MAR
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  08:30-18:30 STCC

Innovation is one of the basic missions of EPFL and of primary importance to the School of Engineering (STI). After 2 successful editions with over 150 attending companies, we are organising the 3rd edition if the industry day on Wednesday March 20 2019. It offers different opportunities to companies, research laboratories of EPFL, as well ... Read more about "Engineering Industry Day"
By Session1: Engineering for life science and health Bart Deplancke – Laboratory ...
25MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
25MAR
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By Prof. Costantin Creton, Soft Matter Science and Engineering Laboratory, ESPCI ...
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
01APR
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By Prof. Fritz Bircher, Institute of Printing (iPrint), University of Applied ...
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 ...
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)
08APR
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By Prof. Gero Decher, Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg France
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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  12:15 SV 1717

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 ...
29APR
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By Prof. Ned Thomas, Thomas Research Group, Rice University Houston USA
06MAY
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

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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  12:15 SV 1717

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)
06MAY
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By Prof. Roland Logé, Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy, EPFL
09MAY
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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
13MAY
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  12:15 SV 1717

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)
13MAY
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By Prof. Yoel Fink, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT ...
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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  RLC E1 240

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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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institute Curie, Paris (F)
20MAY
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By Prof. Milo Shaffer, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
27MAY
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich (D)
27MAY
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By Prof Sergei Kalinin, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Oak ...
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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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

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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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

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"

Thesis defenses

18JAN
By Wilasinee HANPONGPUN
18JAN
By Ana Cristina OLIVEIRA MARTINS
18JAN
By Bingqing CHENG
18JAN
By Anne-Flore Nicole Marie PERRIN
25JAN
  17:00 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. V. Cevher , Prof. J. D. Haupt Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 9147 Read more about "Robust Adaptive Decision Making: Bayesian Optimization and Beyond"
By Ilija BOGUNOVIC
25JAN
  17:00 ELD 120

Thesis directors : Prof. N. Marzari, Prof. M. Parrinello Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9148 Read more about "Entropy as a tool for crystal discovery"
By Pablo Miguel PIAGGI
25JAN
By Andrea BONETTI

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

12FEB
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LEÇON D'HONNEUR / HONORARY LECTURE Résumé / Abstract: I will describe our contributions to the development of (1) the drug FOSCAN for photodynamic treatment of head and neck cancer, and cancer of the esophagus and bronchi, (2) the autofluorescence bronchoscope DAFE for detection of small bronchial cancers, (3) the drug HEXVIX (CYSVIEW in the USA) ... Read more about "My excursions into the world of medicine. A few examples from the lab to the clinic."
By Prof. Hubert van den Bergh
21MAR
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Le laboratoire d’électronique et traitement de signal ESPLAB de l’EPFL, implanté sur le site de Neuchâtel à Microcity, a développé des activités de recherche et développement en partenariat avec des entreprises du domaine de la microtechnique et de l’horlogerie avec le soutien d’institutions de financement tels que le FNS, la CTI et les projets européens. ... Read more about "Applications du traitement du signal et de la microélectronique aux systèmes embarqués et aux montres électroniques"
By Prof. Pierre-André Farine, ESPLAB (IMT)

Public Science Events

07MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum RLC

The goal for the PhD students finalists of the competition is to present their research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. A jury made up of people from scientific and media world will be responsible to decide between the 14 finalists. Read more about "Final of the competition "My Thesis in 180 seconds""

Exhibitions

24JAN
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday January 24 - guided tour in English Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
07FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
28FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab
07MAR
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab

Call for proposal

21JAN
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The “Manufacturing technologies” impulse programme funds innovation projects at the interface between research and technology transfers that Swiss companies conduct together with research institutions in the digitally-oriented "Industry 4.0 and Modern manufacturing technologies" segment. Submission deadlines: There will be two calls for proposals depending on the project duration Project Duration 18 Months 12 Months Call ... Read more about "[ Innosuisse - Manufacturing technologies Impulse Programme | Research funding ]"
31JAN
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The Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) is ETH Zurich’s conference platform located at Monte Verità, a beautiful hilltop overlooking Ascona and Lake Maggiore in Southern Switzerland (Ticino). The CSF gives researchers and university professors the opportunity to organize a 3-5 day international conference for 50-100 senior and junior researchers or a 3-day workshop for 25-30 participants ... Read more about "[ Extended deadline: Congressi Stefano Franscini | Funding for conference, workshop, short courses]"
31JAN
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The Swiss National Science Foundation has announced the third edition of its competition for images and short videos from the world of science. The best entries will be showcased in various exhibitions, including the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, the Zurich Film Festival as well as in Martigny, Paris and San ... Read more about "[ SNSF image competition 2019 | Scientific dissemination ]"
15FEB
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The goal of the FAMAE Foundation is to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint. The Foundation launches annual international competitions to enable brilliant and innovative inventors to make their ideas come true or to effectively launch their product. The 2019 competition ... Read more about "[ FAMAE Foundation - PRECIOUS WATER! | Proof of Concept & Seed funding ]"
18FEB
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Discovery is aimed at experienced researchers who wish to realise ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE DISCOVERY – 3rd CALL | Research funding ]"
18FEB
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QuantERA is a consortium of national/regional research organisations supporting research projects in Quantum Technology. The 2019 call addresses the following topics: Quantum communication, Quantum simulation, Quantum computation, Quantum information sciences, as well as Quantum metrology sensing and imaging. Deadline for submitting pre-proposals and proposals: February 18th, 2019, 17.00 CET Thematic scope of proposals should include ... Read more about "[ QuantERA Call 2019 - Research funding ]"
28FEB
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The Swiss-based Fondation Botnar launches a call for research projects that aim at: better understanding the determinants, mechanisms and status of the health and wellbeing of adolescents in rapidly growing secondary cities in low- and middle-income countries. and/or validating new solutions and services addressing unmet adolescent health or wellbeing needs or challenges at the individual, ... Read more about "[ Fondation Botnar | Research funding on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing ]"
01MAR
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EUROGIA2020 is launching a new project call in collaboration with the European Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan to encourage companies to participate in transnational collaborations to develop innovative industrial RD&D projects for low carbon energy technologies. The first call will be launched in September 2018 in five low carbon sector areas of common interest to ... Read more about "[ EUROGIA 2020 | Research funding ]"
11MAR
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE PROOF OF CONCEPT – 10th CALL | Research funding ]"
14MAR
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In the context of the Korean-Swiss Science and Technology Programme, the SNSF and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Korea launch another call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs). Joint Research Projects (JRPs) enable researchers in Switzerland to conduct a joint project together with a Korean partner. The projects will have a duration of four ... Read more about "[ SNSF - Korean-Swiss Science and Technology Programme | Research funding ]"
15MAR
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The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation offers Doctoral Exchange Grants to PhD students to carry out a research stay of max. 1 year at a host institution (university or research institute) anywhere in the world. Please note that either the home institution or the host institution should be based in Switzerland. The ultimate aim of the ... Read more about "[ Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
27MAR
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The Call for 2020 EIT Health Business Plan Proposals is now open. EPFL is an Associate Partner in EIT Health and can participate in all projects, although the total funding available for EPFL is capped. Final proposals are due by 27 March 2019. Please note that, for Innovation Projects, a pre-proposal must be submitted to ... Read more about "[ EIT Health Business Plan 2020 - Calls for Proposals | Research funding ]"
31MAR
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Mobility Grants enable the young generation of scientists to take ... Read more about "[ ZHAW - Call for Mobility Grants with South Asia and Iran | Mobility funding ]"
30APR
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The Holcim Stiftung offers grants to outstanding young scientists to carry out excellent research (fundamental, applied, PoC, market-oriented) in any discipline and field in Switzerland. Priority is given to projects: with a positive social impact, exploring innovative methods, new perspectives or novel lines of questioning crucial to the advancement of science, already underway. Who can ... Read more about "[ Holcim Stiftung - Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professorship in any discipline | Fellowship funding ]"
01MAY
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The goal of the Cogito Foundation is to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on one hand and humanities and the social sciences, on the other. The Foundation supports research that helps bridge this gap. It does not fund the mere application of a method from one discipline to another: all disciplines involved must ... Read more about "[ THE COGITO FOUNDATION | Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Scientific Visits, Congresses, Dissemination ]"
01JUN
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Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research. Submission deadlines: 01.06.2019 01.12.2019 Funding: Up to CHF 3.2 million Duration: 1 to 4 years For more information and application: Please have a look at the SNSF's website. For Sinergia EPFL instructions and toolkit: Please have a look at the ... Read more about "[ SNSF Sinergia | Research funding ]"
03JUN
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE PROOF OF CONCEPT – 11th CALL | Research funding ]"
30JUN
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
04JUL
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Launched in November 2017, this new initiative by the Volkswagen Stiftung supports novel project constellations and interdisciplinary cooperations in the social sciences and the engineering sciences; the integration of the humanities is welcome. Against the background of the current and emerging developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence, the Foundation wishes to support projects dealing ... Read more about "[VOLKSWAGEN STIFTUNG | Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future]"
01AUG
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The Volkswagen Stiftung funding initiative Experiment! – In search of bold research ideas addresses researchers in science and engineering as well as in the life sciences (including immediately neighbouring disciplines in the behavioural sciences) who want to put a potentially transformative and risky research idea to the test. The initiative supports daring research projects, which ... Read more about "[ Volkswagen Stiftung - Experiment! | Research Funding ]"
09SEP
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE PROOF OF CONCEPT – 12th CALL | Research funding ]"
15SEP
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The Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation offers Doctoral Exchange Grants to PhD students to carry out a research stay of max. 1 year at a host institution (university or research institute) anywhere in the world. Please note that either the home institution or the host institution should be based in Switzerland. The ultimate aim of the ... Read more about "[ Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation | Doctoral Exchange Grant ]"
16SEP
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The so-called "rare subjects" often represent a comprehensive, significant and future oriented canon of knowledge of high relevance for interdisciplinarity, internationality, and innovation. At the same time, these knowledge domains are often characterized by precarious structures inside the universities. With the programme World Knowledge, the Volkswagen Stiftung (VWS): Welcomes proposals to strengthen "rare subjects" in ... Read more about "[ Volkswagen Stiftung - World Knowledge – Structural Support for "Rare Subjects" | Research & Teaching Funding ]"
30SEP
31DEC
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
01OCT
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The goal of the Cogito Foundation is to encourage the dialogue between science and technology on one hand and humanities and the social sciences, on the other. The Foundation supports research that helps bridge this gap. It does not fund the mere application of a method from one discipline to another: all disciplines involved must ... Read more about "[ THE COGITO FOUNDATION | Research Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Scientific Visits, Congresses, Dissemination ]"
31OCT
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The Holcim Stiftung offers grants to outstanding young scientists to carry out excellent research (fundamental, applied, PoC, market-oriented) in any discipline and field in Switzerland. Priority is given to projects: with a positive social impact, exploring innovative methods, new perspectives or novel lines of questioning crucial to the advancement of science, already underway. Who can ... Read more about "[ Holcim Stiftung - Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship/Assistant Professorship in any discipline | Fellowship funding ]"
01DEC
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Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research. Submission deadlines: 01.06.2019 01.12.2019 Funding: Up to CHF 3.2 million Duration: 1 to 4 years For more information and application: Please have a look at the SNSF's website. For Sinergia EPFL instructions and toolkit: Please have a look at the ... Read more about "[ SNSF Sinergia | Research funding ]"
09DEC
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BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility criteria ... Read more about "[ BRIDGE PROOF OF CONCEPT – 13th CALL | Research funding ]"
31DEC
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
15JAN
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Many challenging fields of future research go beyond a single discipline’s body of knowledge overlapping, for instance, the life sciences on the one hand and mathematics, engineering, computer and natural sciences on the other. For visionary, ambitious and radically new solutions to future research questions, academic teams qualified across scientific disciplines are needed. The Volkswagen ... Read more about "[ Volkswagen Stiftung “Change of Course” | Research funding and Scientific Exchange ]"

Internal trainings

27JAN
01FEB
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  Hotel Alfa Soleil

The 2019 CCMX Winter School will take place from 27 January to 1 February in Kandersteg, Switzerland and aims to bring together a group of no more than 24 PhD students from various research institutions with backgrounds in Materials Science, Chemistry and Physics. Students will spend an intensive week learning about and discussing fundamental aspects ... Read more about "CCMX Winter School on Surface Science"
04FEB
08FEB
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  08:30-19:00 PO 01

Why take this course? The Harvard Business School calls data science the sexiest job of the 21st century, and McKinsey projects that AI could deliver an additional $13 trillion GDP to the global economy by 2030. Currently we see a revolution in data-driven business models, automation, and analysis by the fastest growing companies. Why has ... Read more about "Data Science for Managers"
By Prof. Kenneth Younge, Head of the Technology and Innovation Strategy ...
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"
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
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"
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
19MAR
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet
11APR
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet
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 Stéphanie Ruder Schoof, coach
Melissa Davies, coach and negotiation expert
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

Miscellaneous

11FEB
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Project description February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. For this occasion, CERN, the UNIGE Scienscope and EPFL are offering schools the opportunity to bring women scientists and engineers to talk to students about their jobs (in mixed classes). They are invited to tell their story, unveil some mysteries of ... Read more about "International Day of Women and Girls in Science"