Conferences - Seminars

22MAY
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  14:00 BSP 727

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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  16:15 SG 0211

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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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

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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  BC Building

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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  12:15 SV 1717

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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  09:00-17:00 ODY 0 03

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."

Thesis defenses

01JUN
By Adrienne Joëlle Laurence MOTTIS

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28MAY
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  17:15-18:15 SV 1717

Stimulating the human brain to enhance brain function and behaviour, and especially to treat patients suffering from neuropsychiatric diseases is a dream and goal in clinical and behavioural neuroscience since more than 2000 years. First reports applying non-invasive electrical stimulation delivered by discharges of electro-fish to the brain are dating back to 50 AC (Scribonius ... Read more about "Inaugural Lecture // Neuromodulation of the cerebral cortex – a tale of 2000 years"
By Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel Defitech Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering ...

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Internal trainings

22MAY
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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
23MAY
24MAY
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  08:30-17:00 VPSI Conference Room

The second Origin fundamentals Workshop is also very successful, thanks to everyone ! We got the double of registrations than the seats in the room. For this reason the registration has to be closed. If there are more people interested, please send an email to the Organizer. Because of the number of participants, the second ... Read more about "Origin fundamentals Workshop"
By Markus Höhnen from ADDITIVE
01JUN
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  08:30-12:30 DIA 004

Take part in the next EPFL Library training seminar for PhDs and get an overview of all steps you will go through from literature search to the publication of your outputs. Gather practical tools and tips to become more efficient and avoid common pitfalls. Module 3: Smart publishing Understand how scientific publishing works: choose a ... Read more about "PhD seminar “From research to publication” 3/4"
By EPFL Library Teaching team
01JUN
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Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"

Call for proposal

22MAY
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The Leenaards Foundation supports Translational Medical Research at the university hospitals in the Lake Geneva region carried out in collaboration with other academic institutions. The aim is to strengthen structural links between clinical and basic research. Aim: the Leenaards Prize for Translational Medical Research will be granted to projects that investigate a clinical problem from ... Read more about "[FONDATION LEENAARDS - Call for full proposals Translational Medical Research | Research Funding]"
28MAY
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The goal of the National Research Programme 74 "Smarter Health Care" is to study how healthcare provision is organised and used in Switzerland and point out possible solutions. The focus lies on prevention and the treatment of patients with multiple chronic illnesses. The aim of this second targeted call is to attract research projects which ... Read more about "[SNSF – NRP74 “Smarter Health Care”]"
30MAY
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Aim: Through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Defense is announcing the Ovarian Cancer Investigator-Initiated Research Award. This Award will support high-impact research that has the potential to make an important contribution to ovarian cancer or patient/survivor care. Research projects may focus on any phase of research, from basic laboratory research ... Read more about "[U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Ovarian Cancer Investigator-Initiated Research Award | Research Funding]"
30MAY
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Aim: Through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Defense is announcing the Ovarian Cancer Pilot Award. This Award will support the exploration of innovative concepts or theories in ovarian cancer that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will drive the field forward. The proposed research must demonstrate ... Read more about "[U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Ovarian Cancer Pilot Award | Research Funding]"
31MAY
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The Alpro Foundation is calling for applications for innovative research projects related to plant-based diets: impact on human health and/or biodiversity. Projects should be based on human studies (animal studies and in vitro studies are not eligible), and should focus on whole foods or plant-based food patterns (not supplements nor one particular bioactive plant compound). ... Read more about "[ALPRO FOUNDATION - Research Grants on Plant-Based Nutrition | Research Funding]"
04JUN
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"