Conferences - Seminars

19FEB
Thumbnail
  10:00-17:00 SV 1717

The scientific symposium ‘Faces of Industrial Research-FIR’ is organized by the Nestlé PhD Students in collaboration with BSNL, an EPFL/UNIL non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between upcoming academic scientists and those in Life Science industries. This event, supported by EPFL, UNIL and Nestlé, will be a 1-day symposium taking place the 19th ... Read more about "Faces of Industrial Research Symposium"
By There will be speakers from Roche, the Novartis Institute for ...
20FEB
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: During our daily life, we depend on memories of past experiences to plan future behaviour. These memories are represented by the activity of specific neuronal groups or ‘engrams’. Neuronal engrams are assembled during learning by synaptic modification, and engram reactivation represents the memorized experience. Engrams of conscious memories are initially stored in the hippocampus ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Marlene Bartos - Emergence of stable and dynamic memory engrams in the hippocampus"
By  Marlene Bartos, Cellular and Systemic Neuroscience, Institute for Physiology I ...
20FEB
Thumbnail
  16:30-18:15 SV 1717

Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. Frank Dobbin has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity ... Read more about "CONFERENCE & ROUND TABLE: Which Diversity Initiatives Work? Thirty Years of Evidence from U.S. Employers"
By Prof. Frank Dobbin Round table with:
Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor ...
21FEB
Thumbnail
  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
27FEB
Thumbnail
  10:00-12:00

"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
Thumbnail
  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/204283294 Abstract: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold great promise to significantly impact healthcare delivery and address health disparities by shifting the focus away from the utilization of high-cost specialized care for the treatment of late-stage ... Read more about "Toward Point-of-Care Assessment of Hemostasis Using Miniaturized Dielectric Coagulometry"
04MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: It is widely accepted that the biophysical context of ligands and receptors has significant impact of downstream signaling, however the concept is poorly understood due to difficulties in controlling and analyzing the microenvironment on the nanoscale. I will talk about how we think that DNA-nanotechnology can be of ... Read more about "Using DNA Origami to Decipher Spatial Effects in Biology"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
06MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Hippocampal mossy fiber synapses are an important element in the hippocampus and exhibit various forms of synaptic plasticity. To investigate the mechanism of transmitter release and its modulation, we used presynaptic capacitance measurements and EPSC recording to measure the kinetics of transmitter release. In addition, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy was used to visualize ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Takeshi Sakaba - Biophysics of transmitter release at the mossy fiber synapse"
By Takeshi Sakaba, Laboratory of Molecular Synaptic Function, Graduate School of ...
06MAR
Thumbnail
  18:00-19:30 CO 2

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from July to September 2019 - you will be able to discover at a glance a choice of internships in 180 ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"
07MAR
Thumbnail
  10:00-12:00

"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"
07MAR
Thumbnail
  12:00-13:00 SV 1717

A Lola and John Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research This seminar will also be televised to AGORA, BU25/02/030, Bugnon 25A, and to Biopôle CLE B301 Read more about "Professor Sir David Lane, A-STAR, Singapore // “40 years of p53. From discovery to the clinic”"
By Professor Sir David Lane, A-STAR, Singapore
07MAR
Thumbnail
  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
11MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Viral infections are among the main causes of death in the world. When prevention is not an option, antiviral drugs are the last resort to prevent the spread and the mortality of these infections. There are only a few effective drugs on the market, for the most part ... Read more about "Supramolecular Antivirals"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
11MAR
Thumbnail
  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
12MAR
Thumbnail
  12:00-18:00 SG 094.11

EPFL organizes every year a Specialized Master’s Day to present these programs more specifically to interested students. In 2019 this day will be organized on Tuesday March 12th, in the SG Hall. After each presentation, a snack will be offered to the participants. Program: From 12:00 to 18:00, presentations and information booths will give you ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day 2019"
12MAR
Thumbnail
  17:00-18:00 SV 1717

The prefrontal cortex (PFC) has been dubbed the “doer cortex” with a primary role of representing and selecting purposeful actions. In the context of psychiatric disorders, much of the neuronal data and computational work on the PFC encoding of behavior focuses on the representation (or perception) of internal and external events that precede these actions. ... Read more about "Lausanne Neuroscience Seminar // Bita Moghaddam - “Impact of anxiety on action encoding”"
By Bita Moghaddam PhD
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & ...
13MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Outside of its well-characterized actions in the HPA axis, the stress-associated peptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) regulates neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in several extrahypothalamic brain regions. Previous research has shown that CRF in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) promotes appetitive behavior through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. We have recently showed that CRF potentiates both dopaminergic ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Julia Lemos - Dissecting the actions of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in the nucleus accumbens"
By Julia Lemos, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ...
15MAR
By Dr. Todd Macfarlan
15MAR
  16:30-17:30 SV2510

The feeling of being one continuous individual in time is a natural evidence, which is disturbed in patients with schizophrenia, who feel disconnected from the environment. I will describe clinical reports suggesting a disruption of the sense of time continuity in schizophrenia, associated with a disruption of the sense of self, and of the feeling ... Read more about "Vision & Cognition Seminar // Anne Giersch - A disruption of the prediction of sequences at the ms level in schizophrenia: a mechanism for altered immersion in the world?"
By Anne Giersch INSERM U1114, University Hospital of Strasbour
15MAR
  17:30-18:30 SV 2510

In this talk I will present findings from recent investigations into the effects of ketamine on cognition, oculomotor control and brain function. Ketamine has been proposed to model symptoms of psychosis. Support for this hypothesis comes from studies that report ketamine-induced alterations in cognition and brain function that resemble the deficits observed in schizophrenia. Here, ... Read more about "Vision & Cognition Seminar // Ulrich Ettinger - Effects of Ketamine on Oculomotor and Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Schizophrenia"
By Ulrich Ettinger Department of Psychology, University of Bonn  
18MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Since Paracelsus’ (1493-1541) definition that the dose makes the drug, the basic treatment strategies have largely remained unchanged. Following diagnosis of a disease the doctor prescribes specific doses of small-molecule drugs or protein pharmaceuticals which interfere with disease-associated molecular targets. However, this treatment concept lacks any diagnostic feedback, ... Read more about "Designing Cell-Based Treatment Strategies of the Future"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
19MAR
Thumbnail
  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
Thumbnail
  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 ...
20MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Identical objects and figures may look different in different contexts. This is a general phenomenon, manifested in many different domains of vision research, and it can provide important insights into various perceptual mechanisms. The talk will start with examples of salient contextual effects involving perception of transparency, gaze direction, 3D shape, and amodal completion. Most ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Dejan Todorovic - Effects of context in perception and visual illusions"
By  Dejan Todorovic, Lab of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University ...
25MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
26MAR
Thumbnail
  16:15 SV.1717

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 "Trigger waves in cell signalling"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Prof. of Chemical and Systems Biology, Professor ...
27MAR
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Nutritional decisions are key determinants of health, wellbeing and aging. We want to understand how animals decide what to eat and how these decisions affect the fitness of the animal. To achieve a mechanistic, integrated, whole-animal understanding of nutritional decision-making we work at the interface of behavior, metabolism, microbiome, and physiology in the adult Drosophila ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Carlos Ribeiro - The brain as a central regulator of nutrition: how needs turn into wants"
By Carlos Ribeiro, Behavior and Metabolism Lab, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre ...
01APR
Thumbnail
  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
03APR
Thumbnail
By Samuel Muscinelli, Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (Gerstner Lab), BMI, SV, EPFL ...
03APR
Thumbnail
  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
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY 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 ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
11APR
Thumbnail
  12:00-13:00 SV 1717

John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research This seminar will also be televised to CHUV Visioconférence 2 and to Biopôle CLE B301 Read more about "Dr Mikael Pittet, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA // "Cancer & Myeloid Cells""
By Dr Mikael Pittet, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
15APR
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
29APR
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Our lab is interested in the regulation of growth and metabolism by nutrients and for some time we have focused on the mTOR pathway, particularly the nutrient-sensing network anchored by mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1). I will discuss our latest work on how mTORC1 senses cytosolic and lysosomal amino ... Read more about "mTOR and Lysosomes in Growth Control"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Whitehead Institute for ...
06MAY
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY 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)
07MAY
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 CM 5

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Imagine a world in which we could adapt biology to manufacture any therapeutic, material, or chemical from renewable resources, both quickly and on demand. Industrial biotechnology is one of the most attractive approaches for addressing this need, particularly when large-scale chemical synthesis is untenable. Unfortunately, current approaches to engineering organisms remain costly ... Read more about "Repurposing Ribosomes for Synthetic Biology"
By Prof. Michael Jewett, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
09MAY
Thumbnail
  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
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY 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)
19MAY
22MAY
Thumbnail
  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
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institut Curie, Paris (F)
27MAY
Thumbnail
  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)
28MAY
  16:15 SV 1717

The Bonger lab combines organic chemistry with molecular biology and biochemistry to target and answer biological questions related to autoimmune- and protein misfolding diseases. Active projects include Coordination-Assisted Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Selective targeting of autoreactive B-cells and Chemoenzymatic subcellular protein labeling. Read more about "TBA"
By Dr. Kimberley Bonger, Radboud University, Netherlands
23SEP
Thumbnail
  12:15 SV 1717

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 ...
02DEC
Thumbnail
  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)
04DEC
Thumbnail
By Marion Silies, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute for Development and Neurobiology (iDN ...