Conferences - Seminars

24OCT
26OCT
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This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Limited seatings available! Accredited symposium (continuous education) by the RESAL. Read more about "EPFL Life Sciences - EMBO Press Symposium: Frontiers in Metabolism"
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30 speakers: See the symposium web site
24OCT
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  10:00-11:00 SV 2615

Synapses and Circuits Seminar Abstract: "The most typical and well known inhibitory action in the cortical microcircuit is a strong inhibition on the target neuron by axo-somatic synapses. However, it has become clear that synaptic inhibition in the cortex is much more diverse and complicated. Firstly, at least ten or more inhibitory non-pyramidal cell subtypes ... Read more about ""The Diversity of Cortical Inhibitory Synapses”"
By Prof. Yoshiyuki Kubota
26OCT
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On 26 October 2017 a one-day consortium building workshop around selected topics of the upcoming Work Programme Societal Challenge 6 (Inclusive Societies) will be held in Brussels. The objective of this hands-on event is to prepare ground for consortia building: to give opportunity to future proposers to discuss concrete cooperation possibilities, to present their expertise ... Read more about "Horizon 2020 Workshop for Coordinators in Societal Challenge 6"
26OCT
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  16:15-18:00 CE 2

Neural implants need to establish stable and reliable interfaces to the target structure for chronic application in neurosciences as well as in clinical applications. They have to record electrical neural signals, excite neural cells or fibers by means of electrical stimulation. In case of optogenetic experiments, optical stimulation by integrated light sources or waveguides must ... Read more about "Miniaturized Implants to Interface with the Peripheral and Central Nervous System"
By Prof Thomas Stieglitz, IMTEK - Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Germany
27OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: (About the speaker) Prof. Whitesides is one of the most influential living chemists (some say the most), best known for his work in NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, micro fabrication, microfluidics and nanotechnology. His laboratory is famous for focusing on fundamental questions to solve what many ... Read more about "Reinventing Chemistry"
By Prof. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
31OCT
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  Bern

The event will take place on 31 October 2017 at the Eventfabrik, Bern. Get the latest information about the upcoming Work Programme 2018-2020 and take the opportunity to meet NCPs for bilateral discussions. This event sets the scene for the final Work Programme under Horizon 2020 for the years 2018-2020. With EU funding of around ... Read more about "Horizon 2020 Information Event Work Programme 2018-2020"
01NOV
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By David Dupret, MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford ...
06NOV
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Karin Strauss from Microsoft Research and Luis Ceze from the University of Washington Abstract : DNA data storage is an attractive option for digital datastorage because of its extreme density, durability and eternal relevance. This is especially attractive when contrasted with the exponential growth in world-wide digital data production. In this talk, we ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : DNA Data Storage and Hybrid Molecular/Electronics Systems"
07NOV
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In recent years there has been an ever-increasing explosion of “Big Data” mainly in the form of unstructured data sets. Likewise, the growth of our awareness of complexity and emergent behavior has been recognized in networks ranging from social media, economics, bio complexity and the weather. Together with the slowing down ... Read more about "Neuroarchitectonic Devices using Atomic Switches"
07NOV
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

Citizen science is an exciting way for the general public to both participate in research and learn more about issues of interest. Participation in everything from global investigations to community-driven research can allow people to understand more about how science works and sometimes even make a difference. In an effort to provide information and promote ... Read more about "Open-Sourcing DNA Damage Detection for Citizen Science"
By Rachel Aronoff, AGiR!
08NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

I will summarise our efforts to identify the brain mechanisms and behavioural relevance of multisensory interactions in humans. This work in turn has wide-reaching consequences on our understanding of the organization of the brain, the functional selectivity of low-level cortices, and plasticity across the lifespan. Across studies we have used combinations of psychophysics, ERPs, fMRI ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // The Multisensory Scaffold for Perception and Memory"
By Micah Murray The LINE (Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology) Department of ...
10NOV
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  12:15-13:15 ME B3 31

... and, why and how should universities include it in curricula This MARVEL ACCES Seminar is presented in the framework of the 2017 ACCES Visualisation Contest. Abstract — Many universities are considering how to include "Computational Thinking" into their required curriculum. I think this is a worthy goal. MIT is struggling with it; Carnegie Mellon ... Read more about "What is — and what isn't — computational thinking?"
By Prof. W. Craig Carter from MIT and invited professor at ...
14NOV
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  12:30 SV 1717

Type 2 immunity is a highly complex system characterized by the expansion of lymphoid cells producing interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5 and IL-13, and the recruitment/activation of myeloid cells including eosinophils, basophils, mast cells and alternatively-activated macrophages (AAM). Much of our understanding of type 2 immune responses derives from the pathological role of this response in driving ... Read more about "Type 2 immunity: a protagonist of protection, tissue repair and metabolism"
By Prof. Nicola HARRIS, Laboratory of Intestinal Immunology (UPHARRIS), Global Health ...
16NOV
17NOV
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  SV 1717

Learning and decision making are essential to human behaviour. Technological and conceptual advances are now providing exciting new perspectives using multidisciplinary approaches such as EEG, fMRI and computational models to understand the process. We have invited world-leading experts to discuss the recent progress in our understanding of neural circuits focusing on plasticity, neural correlates and ... Read more about "BMI Symposium "Neural Implementation of Learning Models""
21NOV
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  12:00-13:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

Blindness can result from the loss of photoreceptors in retinal dystrophies or age-related macular degeneration. Electrical activation of the residual retinal neurons can restore some visual function in blind patients. However, the perception provided by current retinal prostheses does not allow face recognition or autonomous motion in an unknown environment. To reach these goals, Serge ... Read more about "Visual restoration : validations of the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis and of optogenetic therapy in non-human primates"
By Dr Serge Picaud, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France
21NOV
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Compared to the bottom-up assembly of minimal cells, synthetic tissues have so far received limited attention. Bayley's lab has used 3D printing to build networks of thousands of picoliter aqueous droplets joined by lipid bilayers, which can be functionalized with membrane proteins. The networks can fold and conduct electrical signals, behaving as simple synthetic tissues. ... Read more about "Synthetic tissues from communicating droplet networks"
By Prof. Hagan Bayley, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK.

Thesis defenses

27OCT
By Aurélie PAPILLOUD
31OCT
  16:00 Salle H8-01 144.165 / Campus Biotech / Ch. des Mines 9 / 1202 Genève

Thesis directors : : Prof. G. Courtine , Prof. M. V. Sofroniew Neuroscience doctoral program. Thesis 8108 Read more about "Influencing axon regeneration after spinal cord injury"
By Mark Andrew ANDERSON
03NOV
By Damien Lionel NICOLAS

Miscellaneous

26OCT
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The selections of the contest My Thesis in 180s will be held on 20, 26 and 31 October. For each participant, the goal is to present his or her research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. This is thus an exercise in popularizing the thesis and explaining it, in French or ... Read more about "My Thesis in 180s: Selections"
31OCT
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The selections of the contest My Thesis in 180s will be held on 20, 26 and 31 October. For each participant, the goal is to present his or her research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. This is thus an exercise in popularizing the thesis and explaining it, in French or ... Read more about "My Thesis in 180s: Selections"

Internal trainings

04OCT
06DEC
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Accelerate your startup with the support of successful founders and industry leaders! The series of eight workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Our goal is to support the best startup talents in Switzerland in order to build world-class startups the fastest way ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
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
03NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs L’atelier s’organisera autour des questions suivantes : 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 ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche (Construction et compréhension)"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
07NOV
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  10:00-18:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks"
By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and ...
10NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs La matinée de cet atelier est organisée en table-ronde avec des représentant-e-s de la délégation à l’égalité et le Bureau de l’égalité de l’Université de Genève. L’après-midi sera dispensé un atelier pratique (animé par FormEv). L’atelier cherchera à répondre aux questions suivantes : Comment se déroule une procédure de nomination ? Comment ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Devenir professeure, mettre toutes les chances de son côté !"
By Table ronde et inputs : Présidence de la Délégation à l ...
13NOV
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Comment penser son contenu pou pouvoir bien le dire? En quoi la voix est une résultante du corps en action? Quelles technique vocales mettre en œuvre et exercer? Read more about "Améliorer l'expressivité et sa voix pour ses cours"
17NOV
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Come and meet the Vice Presidency for Research! The Vice Presidency for Research (VPR) is organising a half day meeting to give new professors at EPFL the opportunity to meet all the services of the VPR. The VPR determines and implements the research strategy of EPFL. It is responsible for research contracts, technology transfer, scientific ... Read more about "Presentation of the Vice Presidency for Research"

Call for proposal

16OCT
15DEC
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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 "2018 CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
19OCT
15DEC
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The NCCR Chemical Biology welcomes high-impact chemical biology screening projects to be adapted and screened at the BSF-ACCESS platform (Lausanne) and/or the ACCESS Geneva platform in 2018. Close collaboration with the ACCESS platforms will ensure optimisation of the technical design including assay development to be used in high-throughput/content screening, choice of chemical libraries to screen, ... Read more about "3rd Call for screening proposals"
24OCT
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Aim: The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, the next generation of medicines. This is mainly accomplished through partnerships between entities in the private and public sectors. To this end, the IMI is launching two new Calls for proposals with topics on ... Read more about "[ INNOVATIVE MEDICINES INITIATIVE | RESEARCH FUNDING ]"
31OCT
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Aim The Bertarelli Foundation Catalyst Fund will support projects, with the mission to accelerate early stages of technology development towards therapeutic application, for diseases that affect the brain, the spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system, as well as the sensory organs. Requirements Projects must be collaborative: each proposal should have at least one principal investigator ... Read more about "[BERTARELLI FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01NOV
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PRIMA (Promoting Women in Academia) grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. They work independently and have a team of their own. Funding and Duration Funding (amount): max. 1.25 MCHF Duration: ... Read more about "[SNSF I PRIMA]"
01NOV
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Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote researchers from Switzerland as well from abroad. In addition, researchers working as non-professorial teaching staff at higher education institutions are entitled to apply for project ... Read more about "[AMBIZIONE I FELLOWSHIP]"
06NOV
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"
06NOV
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Aim: The main purpose of the exchange program me is to foster and facilitate the direct exchange between Korean and Swiss research groups and to enable the mobility of young researchers such as PhD students. With stays in a partner research group in Korea or Switzerland, respectively, the researchers should be motivated to spend part ... Read more about "[ETH & NRF I FELLOWSHIP]"
06NOV
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"
08NOV
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Aim: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations, which foster early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Three main challenges are presented this call: Novel approaches for improving timeliness of routine immunization birthdose and ... Read more about "[ BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION | GRAND CHALLENGES ]"
14NOV
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ERC Synergy Grants’ ambition is to bring together top researchers with complementary skills and knowledge to enable them to jointly address a commonly chosen challenging research problem in unconventional ways, potentially leading to major breakthroughs that scientists would not be able to achieve working alone. Submission deadline: 14.11.2017 Funding: Maximum 10 M€ (25 to 30 ... Read more about "[ERC SYNERGY GRANT I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15NOV
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Horizontal Activities - Horizon 2020 - Spreading Excellence & Widening Participation Please find below a list of H2020 Horizontal Activities calls with a deadline on the 15th of November 2017: WIDESPREAD-03-2017 ERA Chairs WIDESPREAD-05-2017 Twinning For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at the Euresearch's website. Read more about "[H2020 WIDESPREAD I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15NOV
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Aim: This new program is designed to encourage collaboration between technology developers and clinical cancer immunologists in addressing the gap between technology development and clinical application of cancer immunotherapies. The ultimate aim of this program is to advance technologies that can speed up the entire field’s efforts in addressing one of the most defining challenges ... Read more about "[ CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY IMPACT AWARD | RESEARCH FUNDING ]"

Deadline

05OCT
26OCT
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Ce symposium permettra aux intervenants et aux participants de discuter des dernières découvertes qui relient les concepts fondamentaux qui ont émergé dans les domaines de la biologie cellulaire, la signalisation, la métabolomique, la physiologie, la génétique/génomique et l’étude du vieillissement, avec la pathogénèse et la gestion du syndrome métabolique. Un défi médical de première importance. ... Read more about "EPFL Life Sciences - EMBO Press Symposium 2017: Frontiers in Metabolism"
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