Conferences - Seminars

22AUG
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  12:00-13:00 RLC B1 520

Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
27AUG
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Abstract Diagnosis and treatment methods based on big genomic data are becoming widespread as the cost of genome sequencing decreases gradually. In this context, disease-gene association studies are of great importance. The genomic data is very sensitive when compared to other data types and contains information about the individual and his / her relatives. Many ... Read more about "Achieving Scalable and Privacy-Preserving Whole Genome Variant Queries"
By Dr. Mete Akgün, University of Tübingen, Germany
03SEP
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  12:15 SV1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Next generation drug-delivery vehicles aimed to carry biological drugs, such as proteins or nucleic acids, are often designed to mimic how natural biological nanoparticles, such as viruses and exosomes, transfer genetic information between cells in vivo. Due to the large heterogeneity of nanoparticles irrespective of whether they ... Read more about "Single nanoparticle analytics: from viruses via exosomes to drug carriers"
By Prof. Fredrik Höök, Chalmers University, Sweden
04SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The vast majority of our knowledge on vibrio pathogenesis is based on the ancient and well-studied human pathogen, V. cholerae. Often neglected and relegated to specialized journals are vibrio infections in non-human species. While the studies of animal pathogens have benefited from the era of genomics, the search for pathogenesis determinants is often biased by ... Read more about "Environmental vibrios : « a walk on the wild side »"
By Frédérique Le Roux, Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Models ...
06SEP
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) methods were developed on the assumption that an organic molecule would crystallize in its most stable crystal structure. Even implementing this approach is a challenge to computational chemistry methods,[1] as shown by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s blind tests.[2] Polymorphism adds additional challenges, as this is usually a kinetic phenomenon with ... Read more about "Can we predict how pharmaceuticals will crystallize?"
By Prof. Sally Price (University College London, UK)
08SEP
11SEP
  STCC 2 52

ISREC-SWISS CANCER CENTER SYMPOSIUM Following on from the ISREC Symposia in 2011 to 2016, the next ISREC Symposium, to be held in Lausanne in September 2018, will focus on broad themes – horizons – in cancer biology and therapy. This symposium will also present the new multi–institutional Swiss Cancer Center (SCC) which leverages complementary expertise ... Read more about "HORIZONS OF CANCER BIOLOGY AND THERAPY - 2018"
By Eduard Batlle, Stephen Baylin, Carlos Caldas, Lew Cantley, Karen Cichowski ...
11SEP
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac
12SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

In my presentation, I will present new approaches to characterize the dynamics and diversity of mitochondria in the nervous system. While many functions have been ascribed to neural mitochondria, how these functions are executed in the in vivo context of vastly extended neuronal geometries remains unresolved. My lab uses in vivo imaging approaches, as well ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Mitochondrial dynamics and diversity in the mouse nervous system"
By Thomas Misgeld, Institute of Neuronal Cell Biology, TUM School of ...
13SEP
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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 Computational Neuroscience Laboratory, Gerstner Lab

Thesis defenses

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

13SEP
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  17:15-18:15 SV 1717

INAUGURAL LECTURE Abstract: Our own bodies, like those of most animals, are segmented. This is most obvious in the structure of the backbone, a row of repeating bony units that supports the body and head. The backbone is formed sequentially during the embryo’s early development, each new unit being added rhythmically from head to tail. ... Read more about "Inaugural Lecture // Building the Body with Clocks"

Miscellaneous

23AUG
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  12:15-13:15 CE 1

The School Assembly is pleased to invite you to our upcoming information session on the following consultation: Revision of the Directive concerning professional travel and the reimbursement of expenses (LEX 5.6.1) and the related Directive on the use of credit cards at EPFL (LEX 5.4.1) Thursday, 23rd August, from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in room CE ... Read more about "School Assembly: information session: professional travel directive"

Internal trainings

29JUL
30SEP
  BS 246.2

A new Permanence on Data Protection will take place each Monday and Friday from 9am to 11am. Place : BS 246.2 Main topics : Records of processing (research data), Data Protection Impact Assessments for High Risks Projects. By prior appointment only. Except from 13 to 27 August 2018. Read more about "Everything you've always wanted to know about GDPR!"
21AUG
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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"
27AUG
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
28AUG
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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"
31AUG
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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
04SEP
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
04SEP
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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"
06SEP
07SEP
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  09:00-17:00 ELA 1

Exploring research programs funded by grant-making Foundations >> Check the full program here >> Check the flyer here >> Registration here ************************************************ Aim Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of grant-making foundations supporting Swiss-based research? Whether you have just started exploring the funding landscape or are currently seeking research funding, and whether you ... Read more about "EPFL Grant-making Foundation Days"
06SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
07SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
11SEP
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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"
14SEP
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description et objectifs Do you sometimes feel caught up in the demands of work and life? Does your focus at times become reactive rather than proactive? Do you wish to improve your sense of balance for performing at your best? Instead of compulsively prioritizing, let’s tap into something fundamental and powerful: self-leadership! This workshop will ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Everything begins with self-leadership"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer
14SEP
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  09:00-17:30 BC 410

Are you a Python or R user? Learn how to share your research code in a reproducible and interactive way using mybinder.org This one day workshop will help you get your Github repository "binder ready", getting data in and out, how to use RStudio or C++, and you get to ask the Binder team anything ... Read more about "Binder - Sharing reproducible and interactive research code"
By Tim Head (Wild Tree Technologies) is an independent software developer ...

Call for proposal

31AUG
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The Swiss Foundation for Research on Muscle Diseases (FSRMM) is calling for grant applications. The aim of the foundation is to support clinical, basic and translational biomedical research related to muscle and neuromuscular diseases in Swiss Institutions, including projects aiming at improving diagnosis of these diseases. Who can apply: researchers, working in Switzerland, who are ... Read more about "[ Swiss Foundation for Research on Muscle Diseases | Research Grants ]"
01SEP
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The Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 Cancer Research Award. Who can apply Early career scientists (~40 years old or less) involved in basic and/or clinical cancer research (specifically, translational research) who are able to provide the infrastructure needed to carry out the proposed project. Priority will be given to ... Read more about "[Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Research Foundation - 2019 Award | Research Funding]"
06SEP
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Aim: Through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the Department of Defense is announcing the Lunch Cancer Research Program (LCRP) for 2018. The Career Development Award supports early-career, independent investigators to conduct impactful research under the mentorship of an experienced lung cancer researcher as an opportunity to obtain the funding, mentoring, and experience necessary ... Read more about "[U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Lung Cancer Research Program Career Development Award | Research Funding]"
10SEP
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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]"
14SEP
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Aim: The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. The goal of the Pilot Award is to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects ... Read more about "[ SIMONS FOUNDATION - SFARI Winter 2019 Pilot Award | Research funding ]"
16SEP
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RESEARCH GRANTS Deadline: 16 September (every year) The basic activity of the Nutricia Research Foundation is supplying grants for nutrition-related research projects. The foundation offers: Funding: EUR 25’000 per year Duration: up to 2 years Eligible costs: personnel, consultant costs, equipment, supplies, human volunteers, other expenses. Does NOT support travel costs, overheads and investment in ... Read more about "[Nutricia Research Foundation | Research Grants – Fellowships – Short-term Visits]"

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 ...