Conferences - Seminars

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 ...
21JAN
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

SPECIAL SEMINAR Abstract: After an introduction to the 3R concept, the foundation Animalfree Research as well as some of its work is explained. The presentation continues to touch on some of the most pressing topics in science and animal welfare, such as the reproducibility crisis, the importance of open access and the influence of environment ... Read more about "The 3Rs and Animalfree Research - Projects, Activities and Challenges"
By Stefanie Schindler, Co-CEO of the Animalfree Research Foundation
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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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Endocannabinoids have been well established as regulators of the neurobehavioral response to stress. This talk will focus on highlighting the neural circuits and mechanisms by which endocannabinoids have been found to modulate both neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to stress, with an emphasis on translational implications of these findings to human populations afflicted with stress-related neuropsychiatric ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Matthew Hill - Endocannabinoid Regulation of Stress: Circuits and Translation"
By Matthew Hill, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, he Mathison Center, for Mental ...
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
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 ...
30JAN
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

An ambitious goal of single-cell analyses is to describe dynamical biological processes and shed light on gene regulation. However, the destructive nature of transcriptomics measurements constitutes an immediate challenge to this purpose. To overcome this fundamental limit, we present a novel method capable of estimating “RNA velocity”: the time derivative of gene expression. We apply ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Gioele La Manno - RNA velocity of single cells to unveil the developmental dynamics of the nervous system"
By Gioele La Manno, Neurodevelopmental systems biology lab, Brain Mind Institute ...

Thesis defenses

01FEB
  18:00 AI 1153

Thesis director : Prof. C. Brisken Molecular Life Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 9165 Read more about "Adamts18 Function in Mammary Gland Development"
By Dalya ATACA

Call for proposal

24JAN
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The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) supports laboratory and clinical research projects with the potential to delay, slow, stop, reverse or prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease. CPT only accepts research applications that meet the following criteria: Disease modifying (slow, stop, reverse) Translate into clinic (Phase 2b trial) within 5 years CPT does NOT accept symptomatic ... Read more about "[ The Cure Parkinson’s Trust | 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 Cancer League and the Swiss Cancer Research foundation present a bursary programme to secure high-level research in clinical oncology in Switzerland by offering young investigators the possibility to visit a leading research centre abroad in order to acquire and return with advanced training and further education. The Call does NOT support basic research ... Read more about "[ Swiss Cancer League | Outgoing Mobility funding for PostDoc in medical oncology ]"
31JAN
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The Swiss Cancer League and the Swiss Cancer Research foundation call for Basic, clinical, epidemiological and psychosocial research projects with distinct cancer relevance, contributing to new observations or knowledge on the causes, prevention or treatment of cancer. Priority is given to patient-oriented research projects. Industry-related projects are NOT supported. Who can apply: principle investigator with ... Read more about "[ Swiss Cancer League - Cancer research Grant | Research funding ]"
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 ]"
01FEB
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The purpose of the Novartis Foundation for Medical-Biological Research is to foster medical-biological science by means of financial support for research projects conducted at Swiss universities or research institutions in the field of medicine and medically oriented biology/biochemistry. Projects with a Novartis drug as a research focus are NOT eligible. Who can apply: Only Senior ... Read more about "[ Novartis Foundation for Medical-Biological Research | Research Projects ]"
01FEB
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Aim: Health Canada has launched a challenge to improve on drug checking technology to allow the community of people who use drugs and those who support them to make more informed decisions based on the composition of a drug and to reduce harm. The challenge is to create a rapid, accurate, easy to use, and ... Read more about "[ HEALTH CANADA - Drug Checking Technology Challenge | Research funding ]"
01FEB
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Bayer’s Global Ophthalmology Awards Program (GOAP) helps clinical investigators and basic researchers from around the world: Make significant contributions to research in ophthalmology Complete further investigations/experiments Contribute to tangible benefits for patients with retinal disorders Improve patient access to high-quality eye care Increase disease understanding and dissemination of scientific knowledge through publications Each year, a ... Read more about "[ Global Ophthalmology Awards Program | Research funding ]"
01FEB
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The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and the healthcare company Novo Nordisk call for applications for the A/S Programme for Diabetes Research in Europe. Applications from all fields of diabetes research including both basic and clinical research are accepted. Who can apply: Applicants based at non-profit institutions in the EU and Associated ... Read more about "[ European Foundation For the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and Novo Nordisk I Research funding on diabetes ]"