Conferences - Seminars

25MAY
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Kunal Sharma (McKinney Lab) -- Microtechnologies for Studying Host-Pathogen Interactions using Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Lena Carcreff (Aminian Lab) -- Gait Analysis of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Bridging the Gap Between Laboratory and Real Life Session Chair: Alessio Prunotto (Dal Peraro Lab) Mini-symposium format: (see web page) Monthly (mostly first Friday of the month - with ... Read more about "monthly Grad Student Mini-Symposium (IBI-EDBB)"
By EDBB grad students
26MAY
27MAY
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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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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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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 ...

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28MAY
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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"

Call for proposal

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]"