Conferences - Seminars

22OCT
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Characterization of protein secondary structures at interfaces in situ and in real time is important to understand biological processes associated with cell membranes and solve problems in various fields of biomedical sciences. However, such characterization is challenging because it requires methods that are both selective to interfaces ... Read more about "Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy for Protein Characterization at Interfaces"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)
23OCT
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  17:30-20:00 SV 1717

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a commercial reality and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. Do you have a great idea or need to take your startup to the next level? Join the global IMAGINE IF! program of innovators across ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Lausanne Launch Event"
23OCT
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
24OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Accumulating evidence indicates that the interactions between genetic and environmental factors cause PD. Although several monogenic mutations linked to rare familial PD have been identified, other genetic determinants causative for sporadic PD, ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Transcriptional regulation of survival of dopaminergic neurons and its implication in Parkinson’s disease"
By Emi Nagoshi, Behavioral neuroscience & neurodegeneration, Dept. Of Genetics and ...
24OCT
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Murielle Bochud
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Humans have been influencing the DNA of plants and animals for thousands of years through selective breeding. Yet it is only over the last 3 decades or so that we have gained the ability to manipulate the DNA itself and directly alter its sequences through the modern tools of genetic engineering. This has revolutionized ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Cybergenetics: Rationally-designed genetic control systems"
30OCT
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
31OCT
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  10:30-11:30 SV 1717

Advances in deep generative models are at the forefront of deep learning research because of the promise they offer for allowing data-efficient learning, and for model-based reinforcement learning. In this talk I’ll review the foundations of probabilistic reasoning and generative modeling. I will then introduce modern approximations which allow for efficient large-scale training of a ... Read more about "Probabilistic Deep Learning: Foundations, applications and open problems."
By Dr. Danilo Rezende
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        
01NOV
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  13:00-22:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) -- this year under the motto "From Open Science to Open Innovation and Translation". In a nutshell (see details -talk titles and schedules, in particular- HERE): Keynote Talk by Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA): “Lessons from Translation: Impacting Patients and the ... Read more about "Bioengineering Day 2018"
By Various speakers

Exhibitions

25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"

Thesis defenses

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
20OCT
21OCT
  02:00-02:00 CO 5

If you are an EPFL student (undergraduate, graduate or PhD student) please consider joining us for the famous (could I say epic?) 12th edition of IEEEXtreme international online programming competition to be held at EPFL starting on 20th of October 2018 at 2 am for 24 hours non-stop in room CO5! More details can be ... Read more about "IEEEXtreme 12.0 (24h non-stop programming competition)"
24OCT
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  18:00-19:30 QIJ 0 116

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! Axa Technology Advanced Engineering Lab; Bühler; Cisco; maxon motor; Rollomatic; Siemens Healthineers; Sonceboz; Valtronic To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from February or July 2019 - you ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"

Internal trainings

02NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche ? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous prendre en compte afin d’évaluer correctement les sommes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
02NOV
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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 Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet

Call for proposal

04SEP
15NOV
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CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
31OCT
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The International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia allocates funds to support basic and clinical research in the field of neurosciences and the regeneration of the spinal cord all over the world. Deadline: 31 October 2018 (for all IRP calls) IRP RESEARCH GRANTS support: Research projects on every aspect of CNS and spinal cord lesions, nerve ... Read more about "[International Foundation for Research in Paraplegia | Research Grants - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Research Prize]"
01NOV
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Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of Tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2019, taking place in Zurich, February 14-15, 2019. This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in ... Read more about "[ LS2 "PIs of Tomorrow - The Future of Swiss Research" - Call for Applications ]"
01NOV
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Aim: The Cancer Research Institute Technology Impact Award aims to address the gap between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. These grants aim to encourage collaboration between technology developers and clinical cancer immunologists and to generate the proof-of-principle of a novel platform technology in bioinformatics, ex vivo or in silico modeling systems, immunological ... Read more about "[ CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Technology Impact Award | Research funding ]"

Deadline

29JUN
22OCT
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  Lausanne Olympic Museum

Please note that the registration for the LIMNA symposium "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding" is now open. This symposium will be held on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. ———————————————————— Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session: October 8, 2018. Please note that 4 abstracts will be selected ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding" - Nov. 8 2018 -"
By Invited speakers:    • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
09OCT
21OCT
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Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI). Click HERE for event details. Participation is free of charge; registration, required, runs until October 21, 2018, midnight. Register HERE now! Read more about "REGISTRATION for EPFL Bioengineering Day 2018 "From Open Science to Open Innovation and Translation" on Nov. 1, 2018, at SwissTech Convention Center"