Conferences - Seminars

22MAY
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Accurate regulation of gene expression is fundamental for the correct development of tissues in all living organisms. In mammals, control of gene expression relies critically on DNA sequences named enhancers, which are often located at very large genomic distances from the gene that they control. How such distant regulatory sequences act specifically on one or ... Read more about "Structure vs. Function: Chromosome architecture and the regulation of gene expression"
By Luca Giorgetti, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
22MAY
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BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Understanding how biological functions emerge from all molecular interactions is the aim of systems biology. However, the complexity of 25,000 (or even 300,000) genes and their expression products is mind-boggling. Is this complexity prohibitive? Yes, and No! I will first show how considerations of biological function, as well as newly recognized non-equilibrium ... Read more about "Is it the Genome that Throws Dice Then? Statistical Thermodynamics for Individualized Medicine"
By Prof. Hans V. Westerhoff, University of Amsterdam and VU University ...
23MAY
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Sensory perception in the real world requires proper integration of different modality inputs. The process of multisensory integration is not uniform. It varies from individual to individual and changes at different behavioral states of the animal. What factors affect the multisensory integration? Here I present our recent findings on neural circuit mechanisms for modulation of ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Modulation of multisensory integration in the posterior parietal cortex"
By Seung-Hee Lee, Department of Biological Sciences, KAIST, Republic of Korea ...
23MAY
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15th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture Several physical observables of materials have their theoretical root in geometrical properties of the electronic ground state. To start with, I will outline the modern theory of the insulating state, which addresses all kinds of insulators (band, Mott, Anderson...), discriminating them from metals by means of a very simple geometrical ... Read more about "Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state"
By Raffaele Resta (Democritos IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)
26MAY
27MAY
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EPFL Extension School’s Hands-On Data Workshops offer applied data science skills for every knowledge level. From taking your data skills beyond spreadsheets and into R, to intermediate data analytics with Python, to advanced Deep Learning techniques, you’ll find a workshop that fits your background and learning goals. The Hands-On Data Workshops are a great way ... Read more about "Hands-On Data Workshops"
29MAY
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The bacterial flagellar motor is the most complex rotary motor identified in biology. A central transmembrane rotor spins at up to 1300Hz against a ring of ion translocating stators attached to the cell wall, rotating an external helical flagellum to push the bacterium forward. The evolutionally related T3SS used the equivalent of the rotor to ... Read more about "Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function"
By Judith Armitage, University of Oxford, UK
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 ...
01JUN
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If you are an undergraduate, masters or PhD student currently enrolled in any program at EPFL we invite you to register to the next session which will take place on Friday June 1st at the College of Management. You will be challenged to use the Design Thinking methodology to propose solutions to accelerate the reduction ... Read more about "Design Thinking Olympics"
By Div.
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
04JUN
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: will follow soon. Bio: Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) Founder Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bio-Engineering, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine. ... Read more about "Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers."
06JUN
08JUN
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A graph, or network, is a structure that encodes pairwise relationships and a graph signal is a function defined on the nodes of the graph. The values of the weights on the edges of the graph encode an expectation on the relationship between the respective signal components. A large weight indicates that we expect the ... Read more about "3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18"
By A range of experts from around the world
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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 Ayah Khubieh, Neural Microcircuitry Laboratory, Markram Lab
07JUN
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By Professor Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
13JUN
Cancelled
13JUN
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  09:00-17:20 CO2 & SV Hall

From Neural Circuits to Neurorobotics Day Program Read more about "BMI RESEARCH DAY 2018"
26JUN
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  15:00-18:00 BC420

L'EPFL Bioinspired Platform vous invite à son prochain séminaire de sur le thème de la robotique bioinspirée. Découvrez comment les chercheurs et les entreprises s'inspirent de la nature pour créer des robots avec des mouvements autonomes qui répondent et s'adaptent à leur environnement. Nous sommes honorés d'accueillir Dr Elias Knubben qui dirige les projets Bionic ... Read more about "Robotique bioinspirée"
By Dr.sc. Elias Knubben, Head of Corporate Bionics Projects, Festo ...
26JUN
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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
29JUN
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Register for Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South! The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center-CODEV at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne invites you to be part of its biennial World Class Event. Early Bird Registration ends of May 25th! Register Now! For more information ... Read more about "Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South | Register Now!"
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 ...
29JUN
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  09:00-15:30 EPFL BC 420

For the 16th consecutive year, the LBO (EPFL), the LMAM (EPFL), the Department of Musculoskeletal Medicine (CHUV), and the Regenerative Therapy Unit (CHUV) are organizing a day of translational research in musculoskeletal biomechanics. This day aims to encourage synergies between the Service of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at CHUV and the basic sciences at EPFL. ... Read more about "16th EPFL – CHUV Research Day on Translational Musculoskeletal Biomechanics"
By Prof. Thomas Hügle (Chef du Service de rhumatologie, CHUV), Pierric ...
04JUL
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By Sherif El-Khamisy,  Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University ...
04JUL
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The human genome is under continuous threat from environmental toxins and endogenous sources generated during normal metabolic activities. We have previously shown that failure to repair genomic breaks resulting from oxidative DNA breaks and those featuring protein-DNA cross-links lead to neurological disease in man, such as ataxia telangiectasia and spinocerebellar ataxia with axonal neuropathy. I ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Friends become enemies: Genomic instability and autophagy converge to promote neurodegeneration"
By Sherif El-Khamisy, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University ...
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 Laboratory of Synaptic Mechanisms, Schneggenburger Lab
09JUL
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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
03SEP
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Fredrik Höök received a PhD in physics from Chalmers, Sweden, in 1997 and his research has focused on the development of surface-based bioanalytical tools, such as QCM-D, localized SPR and more recently TIRF microscopy, and their combination with microfluidics for fundamental studies of ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
08SEP
11SEP
  STCC 2 52

ISREC-SWISS CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUM Following on from the ISREC Symposia in 2011 to 2016, the next ISREC Symposium, to be held in Lausanne in September 2018, will focus on broad themes – horizons – in cancer biology and therapy. This symposium will also present the new multi–institutional Swiss Cancer Center (SCC) which leverages complementary expertise ... Read more about "HORIZONS OF CANCER BIOLOGY AND THERAPY - 2018"
By Eduard Batlle, Stephen Baylin, Carlos Caldas, Lew Cantley, Karen Cichowski ...
12SEP
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By Thomas Misgeld, Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, TUM School of ...
13SEP
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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 Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Gerstner Lab
24SEP
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: B.A., Stanford University, 1993; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997. Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2000-05; Associate Professor, 2005-06; Professor, 2006-16; HHMI Investigator, 2005-07, 2010-16; Binder/Amgen Professor, 2016-; Davis Leadership Chair, 2017-; Executive Officer, 2017-. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Dianne K. Newman, Caltech, Pasadena, CA (USA)
03OCT
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By Steven Kushner, Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center ...
04OCT
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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 Laboratory of Neural Genetics and Disease, McCabe Lab
04OCT
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By Professor Angela Nieto, Instituto de Neurociencias CSIC-UMH San Juan de ...
06OCT
09OCT
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The ECNP Scientific Programme Committee is happy to announce a new symposium format for the 31st ECNP congress in Barcelona, in which clinical trials of new compounds will be presented, including proof of concept and post-marketing studies. We will soon start accepting submissions from researchers from both academia and the industry. Selected speakers will get ... Read more about "31st ECNP Congress in Barcelona"
By Please see website.
22OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, USA
31OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Apathy is a common and debilitating negative symptom of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. While originally defined as an impairment of motivation, apathy has recently been defined as a quantitative reduction of goal-directed behavior. Treatment options for apathy remain very limited, in particular for patients with schizophrenia. In this talk I will present a research ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Apathy in patients with schizophrenia - an impairment of goal-directed behavior"
By Stefan Kaiser, Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, Dept. Of Psychiatry, University ...
01NOV
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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 Psychophysics Laboratory, Herzog Lab        
14NOV
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The BMI-Kaloy Prize Award is given in recognition of an exceptional work in neuroscience, biology, physics, or psychology, which confirms, refutes or elucidates a theory of epistemology or the philosophy of mind. The amount of the BMI‐Kaloy Prize is US$ 10,000 Deadline for application - April 30, 2018 Information for Applicants Applications should consist of: ... Read more about "The BMI-Kaloy Prize 2018"
By BMI-Kaloy Prize Awarardee