Conferences - Seminars

26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
26FEB
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  17:00-18:00 BCH 5310

Eric Valeur is Associate Director for New Modalities at AstraZeneca. He is driving research within the chemical space at the interface of small and large molecules. His present research interests include small molecules, peptides, macrocycles, oligonucleotides and conjugates thereof. Read more about "Fusion and connection of classical and new chemical modalities for ‘undruggable’ targets"
By Dr. Eric Valeur, AstraZeneca
27FEB
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With a foundation in chemical synthesis, the laboratory of Christian Olsen explores the function of small molecules, peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteins in biological systems. They are focusing on peptidomimetic secondary structures with potential as antimicrobial agents, as non-proteinogenic ligands for disruption of protein–protein interactions, and for multivalent display. They are also exploring naturally occurring macrocyclic ... Read more about "Chemical tools for investigating histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes"
By Prof. Christian Adam Olsen, University of Copenhagen
01MAR
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  09:00 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 Daniela Egas Santander, Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience, Hess Lab
05MAR
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  16:00-17:00 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Dysfunction of the immune system underlies many diseases, and results from certain cancer therapies. However, strategies to effectively accelerate return of immune function and program disease-specific immune responses by manipulating stem cells and immune cells are at an early stage. We are creating biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and ... Read more about "Building Immunity with Biomaterials"
By Prof. David J. Mooney, Wyss Institute, Harvard University, USA
07MAR
  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

The mechanisms by which feeding and fasting drive rhythmic gene expression for physiological adaptation to daily rhythm in nutrient availability are not well understood. In my PhD work I found that, upon feeding, the RNA binding protein NONO accumulates within speckle-like structures in liver cell nuclei. Combining RNA-immunoprecipitation and sequencing (RIP-seq), I found that an ... Read more about "Role of the RNA-binding protein NONO in circadian gene expression and metabolism"
By Giorgia BENEGIAMO Chronobiology and Sleep Research Group, Institut für Pharmakologie ...
07MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Learning and memory decline with age. The same can be said about long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), which are two cellular models of learning and memory. On the other hand, aging is not paralleled by neuronal loss, implying the existence of most strong survival mechanisms at the same time when synaptic function decays. ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Survival and plasticity in the aging brain"
By Carlos Dotti, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma ...
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
13MAR
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium D

People with severe loss of motor control, such as complete paralysis, suffer from an inability to communicate and are excluded from social interaction. Until recently, there was no solution to offer to these patients. In November 2016 we presented the first case of a implanted Brain-Computer Interface system that enabled a late-stage ALS patient with ... Read more about "Brain-Computer Interfacing when all else fails"
By Prof Nick F Ramsey, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, UMC Utrecht
15MAR
  09:30-10:30 AI 1153

The recent “re-discovery” of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans is one of the most intriguing findings in the research area of metabolic diseases as it raised hope for the treatment of obesity. In addition to brown adipocytes present in BAT depots, inducible brown-like adipocytes so called beige adipocytes can be found in specific WAT ... Read more about "Brown adipose tissue – new option in the therapy of metabolic disease?"
By Professor Jörg HEEREN University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
20MAR
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  16:15-17:30 SV 1717

Steven Boxer is the Camille Dreyfus Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests are in biophysics: the interface of physical chemistry, biology and engineering. Topics of current interest include: electrostatics and dynamics in proteins, especially related to enzyme catalysis; excited state dynamics of green fluorescent protein, especially split GFP, with ... Read more about "Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis"
By Prof. Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University 
21MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of cortical brain regions that is active during task-off, internally directed brain states associated with quiet wakefulness. I will summarize recent evidence obtained in the rat suggesting that the basal forebrain may represent a hitherto undiscovered subcortical node of the default mode network. I will discuss potential ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basal forebrain circuits contribute to default mode network regulation"
By Gregor Rainer, Visual Cognition Laboratory, Dept. of Medicine / Physiology, University ...
22MAR
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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
22MAR
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...

Cultural events

01MAR
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  10:00-18:00 Swisstech Convention Center

We welcome you the 1st of March to the STIL event. Gathering of actors and entrepreneurs of innovation, the Lausanne technologies and innovation exhibition is a unique opportunity to promote new technologies and share innovative ideas with a large public. Startups, companies, laboratories and investors are present one day in a unique convention center in ... Read more about "Salon des technologies et de l'innovation de Lausanne"

Exhibitions

26FEB
09MAR
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  15:30-16:00 SV 1204

After the success from two years ago, the BIOP is once again organizing an exhibit in the SV hall that would allow all those interested, from any EPFL Faculty, to share the beauty of their images and videos representing cells, tissues, organisms,… The exhibit will take place from 26 February till 9 March 2018 in ... Read more about "Seeing Life Science: 2018 Edition"

Thesis defenses

09MAR
  16:00 CM 1 5

Thesis directors : Prof. H. Markram , Dr J. C. Shillcock Neuroscience doctoral program. Thesis 8255 Read more about "Neuronal morphologies: the shapes of thoughts"
By Lida KANARI
16MAR
  17:30 SV 1717

Thesis director : Prof. J. Lingner Molecular Life Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8415 Read more about "Telomeric states in cancer development"
By Jana MAJERSKÁ

Miscellaneous

26FEB
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum du Rolex Learning Centre

Description Event in French For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: “Women’s Careers: What’s Next after epfl?”"

Internal trainings

01MAR
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  12:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center

BUSINESS IDEAS - SELF-EMPLOYMENT AS A CAREER OPTION. GET TIPS AND TRICKS FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUP FOUNDERS. Meet two EPFL young startups, who master the art of startups competitions and will give you their secrets about it: MotionPilot provides an innovative way to interact with drones. The young team from EPFL is developing a smart radio ... Read more about "Business Ideas @ EPFL How to win start-up competitions"
By Dimitrios Terzis and Timothée Peter
06MAR
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  12:00-14:00 GR A3 31

Practical workshops are organized by EPFL Library to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next funding application. Read more about "SNSF DMP workshop"
By Research data EPFL Library team
20MAR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne

Description and objectives Applying for a professor position can be a daunting process, and often, the different steps of this process are not well known. This workshop shows how the process works, from the moment the job announcement is formulated to the final decision of who receives the job offer. Moreover, and most importantly, this ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Preparing your application for a professorship"
By Franciska Krings, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Vice-rector in charge of ...
22MAR
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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
27MAR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Geneva

Description and objectives This workshop will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ‘right’ impression in a new group Establishing effective habits for discussion and debate habits Imposing appropriate tools for decision making Implementing strategies ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL

Call for proposal

28FEB
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Aim: The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. EuroTechPostdoc provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities across four leading technical universities in Europe to further develop their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative ... Read more about "[EUROTECHPOSTDOC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME]"
28FEB
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Aim: Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities ... Read more about "[ LEADING HOUSE ASIA: CALL FOR INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ]"
06MAR
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The EU JPND launches a transnational call on "Health and Social Care for Neurodegenerative Diseases". The aim of this call is to establish ambitious, innovative, multi-national and multi-disciplinary collaborative research projects that address health and social care delivery at the macro level (system and infrastructures) as well as (at) the individual level of patients, their ... Read more about "[SNSF – EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research JPND]"
07MAR
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The primary aim of the 6th joint call of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) is to combine the resources, infrastructures, and research strengths of multiple countries in order to address the identification and validation of new targets, the development of new therapies, and new tools for new treatments (including new antibiotics). The ... Read more about "[SNSF – ERA-NET JPI-EC-AMR]"
08MAR
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The ERA-NET NEURON launches a joint transnational call to facilitate multinational, collaborative research projects that will address important questions related to mental health and mental disorders (mood, anxiety, psychotic, autism spectrum, substance use and other disorders). Research on dementia is excluded from the present call. The call will accept novel and original research proposals within ... Read more about "[SNSF – ERA-NET Neuron]"
09MAR
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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 proposals Translational Medical Research]"
13MAR
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Aim: The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is the largest non-government, donor-supported organization that distributes funds for psychiatric brain and behavior disorder research. The Foundation’s NARSAD Young Investigator Grant (YI) program enables promising investigators to either extend their research fellowship training or to begin careers as independent research faculty. The program is intended to facilitate ... Read more about "[ BRAIN & BEHAVIOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION | 2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant ]"
15MAR
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IMI 2 - Call 8 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
19MAR
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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]"
23MAR
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Aim: The CF Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and is pleased to announce the release of the Spring 2018 Clinical Research Award and Clinical Pilot and Feasibility Award. The Clinical Research Award provides support for investigator-initiated clinical research projects that address diagnosis, treatment, management of disease ... Read more about "[ CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION | RESEACH FUNDING ]"

Deadline

09FEB
24APR
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  CHUV, César Roux Auditorium, BH 08 Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee. Registration is free for LIMNA members but mandatory (http://www.limna.ch/events/581). Deadline for abstracts submission: April 3, 2018. Registration deadline: April 24, 2018. 10 abstracts will ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS OPEN: 11th Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) symposium"
By Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland ...