Conferences - Seminars

22FEB
23FEB
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  09:00-18:00 EPFL

Conducting research is an integral part of our everyday lives. However, most of us didn’t get straightforward, practical information to some of the more crucial knowledge and skills needed when setting out to do a research project. Because such knowledge is essential for a successful career not only in the academia but also in the ... Read more about "Project management for Successful Postdocs"
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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  17:00-18:00 BCH 5310

Eric Valeur is Associate Director for New Modalities at AstraZeneca. He is driving research within the chemical space at the interface of small and large molecules. His present research interests include small molecules, peptides, macrocycles, oligonucleotides and conjugates thereof. Read more about "Fusion and connection of classical and new chemical modalities for ‘undruggable’ targets"
By Dr. Eric Valeur, AstraZeneca
27FEB
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  13:00-14:00 BCH 5310

With a foundation in chemical synthesis, the laboratory of Christian Olsen explores the function of small molecules, peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteins in biological systems. They are focusing on peptidomimetic secondary structures with potential as antimicrobial agents, as non-proteinogenic ligands for disruption of protein–protein interactions, and for multivalent display. They are also exploring naturally occurring macrocyclic ... Read more about "Chemical tools for investigating histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes"
By Prof. Christian Adam Olsen, University of Copenhagen
01MAR
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  09:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Daniela Egas Santander, Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience, Hess Lab
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
07MAR
  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

The mechanisms by which feeding and fasting drive rhythmic gene expression for physiological adaptation to daily rhythm in nutrient availability are not well understood. In my PhD work I found that, upon feeding, the RNA binding protein NONO accumulates within speckle-like structures in liver cell nuclei. Combining RNA-immunoprecipitation and sequencing (RIP-seq), I found that an ... Read more about "Role of the RNA-binding protein NONO in circadian gene expression and metabolism"
By Giorgia BENEGIAMO Chronobiology and Sleep Research Group, Institut für Pharmakologie ...
07MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Learning and memory decline with age. The same can be said about long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), which are two cellular models of learning and memory. On the other hand, aging is not paralleled by neuronal loss, implying the existence of most strong survival mechanisms at the same time when synaptic function decays. ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Survival and plasticity in the aging brain"
By Carlos Dotti, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma ...
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
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"
13MAR
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium D

People with severe loss of motor control, such as complete paralysis, suffer from an inability to communicate and are excluded from social interaction. Until recently, there was no solution to offer to these patients. In November 2016 we presented the first case of a implanted Brain-Computer Interface system that enabled a late-stage ALS patient with ... Read more about "Brain-Computer Interfacing when all else fails"
By Prof Nick F Ramsey, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, UMC Utrecht
15MAR
  09:30-10:30 AI 1153

The recent “re-discovery” of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans is one of the most intriguing findings in the research area of metabolic diseases as it raised hope for the treatment of obesity. In addition to brown adipocytes present in BAT depots, inducible brown-like adipocytes so called beige adipocytes can be found in specific WAT ... Read more about "Brown adipose tissue – new option in the therapy of metabolic disease?"
By Professor Jörg HEEREN University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
20MAR
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  16:15-17:30 SV 1717

Steven Boxer is the Camille Dreyfus Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests are in biophysics: the interface of physical chemistry, biology and engineering. Topics of current interest include: electrostatics and dynamics in proteins, especially related to enzyme catalysis; excited state dynamics of green fluorescent protein, especially split GFP, with ... Read more about "Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis"
By Prof. Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University 
21MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of cortical brain regions that is active during task-off, internally directed brain states associated with quiet wakefulness. I will summarize recent evidence obtained in the rat suggesting that the basal forebrain may represent a hitherto undiscovered subcortical node of the default mode network. I will discuss potential ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basal forebrain circuits contribute to default mode network regulation"
By Gregor Rainer, Visual Cognition Laboratory, Dept. of Medicine / Physiology, University ...
22MAR
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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
22MAR
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...
28MAR
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  18:30-21:00

In the expert clinic workshop, startups have the chance to meet with experts in fields such as marketing, sales & distribution, financial planning, fundraising, IT and law (corporate, IP, regulatory). For all these fields, >>venture>> recruites an expanded group of senior experts from renomated companies. In order to ensure receiving fresh insights from new people, ... Read more about ">>venture>> expert clinic"
04APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

GABAergic synapses in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in fear memory generation. We have previously reported that reduction in GABAergic synapses innervating specifically at the axon initial segment (AIS) of principal neurons of BLA, by neurofascin (NF) knockdown, impairs fear extinction. BLA is bidirectionally connected with the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basolateral amygdala induces trans-regional metaplasticity at the medial prefrontal cortex."
By Gal Richter-Levin, The Brain and Behavior Laboratory, University of Haifa ...
16APR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR (sandwiches will be served) Abstract: To be advised Bio: Sai Reddy is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at ETH Zurich in the Dept. of Biosystems Science & Engineering (D-BSSE, Basel, Switzerland) since 01.02.2012. He is the principle investigator of the Laboratory for Systems and Synthetic Immunology, whose research is focused on ... Read more about "To be advised"
By Prof. Sai Reddy, ETH, Basel
18APR
  14:00-15:30 AI 1153

Controlling the localization of the nucleus is crucial for a variety of cellular functions. In the Drosophila oocyte, nuclear asymmetric positioning is essential for the reorganization of the microtubule (MT) arrays that control the polarized transport of axis determinants. Combining quantitative 3D live imaging and laser ablation-mediated force analysis reveals that nuclear positioning is ensured ... Read more about "Complementary molecular cues ensure a robust microtubule-dependent nuclear positioning in the Drosophila oocyte"
By Dr. Antoine Guichet - INSTITUT JACQUES MONOD
19APR
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Simone Astori, Behavioral Genetics Laboratory, Sandi Lab
30APR
  10:00-11:00 AI 1153

For many non-communicable diseases, mechanisms acting exclusively at the protein level (e.g. synthesis, degradation, aggregation, post-translational modification) are major contributors to loss of cell function. This is also true for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a rapid aging disease for which good model systems were lacking at the time. During my master's thesis, I was able to partially ... Read more about "Progeria and proteomics - An overview of my master's thesis and PhD"
By Ludger GOEMINNE VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, Albert Baertsoenkaai 3 ...
02MAY
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  17:00-18:00 DNF UNIL

The basal ganglia are essential for the execution of coordinated goal-oriented movements. Within these evolutionarily conserved structures, the activity of dopamine neurons has a privileged ability to both facilitate the immediate execution of an action as well as to increase the future expression of an action associated with reward. Here we discuss the circuit and ... Read more about "Lausanne Neuroscience Seminar // Multitransmitter neurons – more than an oddity"
By Prof. Bernardo Sabatini, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston ...
07MAY
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  11:00-12:00 AI 1153

Polymorphism describes the structural variations of amyloid fibrils formed by a given polypeptide chain. While there has been long-standing evidence that structural variations of fibrils could underlie different disease variants, it remained controversial as to whether or not the fibrils within one patient or diseased animal are isomorphic. Using improved methods to purify amyloid fibrils ... Read more about "Special LMNN Seminar - Polymorphism of amyloid fibrils revealed by cryo electron microscopy"
By Marcus Fändrich, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Ulm University, Ulm, GERMANY
09MAY
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By Prof. Barry Dickson, Dickson's Lab, HHMI Janelia, Ashburn, Virginia ...
15MAY
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  08:00-18:00 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 "11th Lausanne Integrative Metabolism & Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) Symposium"
By Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland ...
16MAY
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By Johannes Letzkus, Neocortical Circuits Lab, Max Planck Institute for Brain ...
17MAY
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Daniela Sahlender, Bioelectron Microscopy Core Facility, Knott Lab   
30MAY
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

It has long been suggested that failure appropriately to inhibit impulses stems from a deficit in prefrontal cortical inhibitory function. Here it will be suggested that impulsivity, which predicts the vulnerability to develop addiction to stimulant drugs as well as compulsive behaviours as observed in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and early onset Parkinson’s Disease, also stems ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders"
By David Belin, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology ...
07JUN
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Gerstner Lab
07JUN
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By Professor Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
13JUN
26JUN
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  16:15 SV 1717

During his talk, Prof. Pentelute will report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. His two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables regioselective conjugation ... Read more about "Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins"
By Bradley L. Pentelute is an Associate Professor with tenure, at ...
27JUN
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The Senescence Accelerated Mice Prone 8 (SAMP8) is a mice model that has revealed cognitive and behavioral disturbances, occurring at early age and that worsen with senescence in comparison with resistant to senescence strain (SAMR1). These cognitive trends are accompanied by general hallmarks of senescence and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) characteristics, such as tau ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // The SAMP8 Mouse Model: Linking neurodegeneration in aging with Epigenetics"
By Merce Pallas, Neuropharmacology in Aging and neurodegeneration, Dept of Farmacologia ...
05JUL
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Schneggenburger Lab
09JUL
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The field of micro and nano robotics has made impressive strides over the past decade as researchers have created a variety of small devices capable of locomotion within liquid environments. Robust fabrication techniques have been developed, some devices have been functionalized for potential applications, and therapies are being ... Read more about "Soft Microrobotics and its Application in Medicine"
09AUG
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Allison Burns, Nestlé Chair, Gräff Lab