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US DOD DARPA - Biological Technologies



The mission of BTO is to foster, demonstrate, and transition breakthrough research, discoveries, and applications that integrate biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and the physical sciences. BTO’s research investment portfolio includes combating pandemic disease, innovative physiological interventions, human performance and warfighter readiness, and deep exploration of changing ecologies and environments for improving U.S. capabilities and resilience. BTO’s programs operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to the warfighter to global ecosystems.
This announcement seeks revolutionary research ideas for topics not being addressed by ongoing BTO programs or other published solicitations.

AREAS OF INTEREST
BTO is interested in submissions related to the following topic areas:

  • Biological technology topic areas that fit the national security scope of BTO’s mission.
  • Human Performance
  • Materials, Sensors, Processing
  • Ecosystem and Environmental
  • Biosecurity, Biodefense, and Biosafety
  • Biomedical and Biodefense

DEADLINE:
Proposals may be submitted on a rolling basis until April 20, 2023, 4:00 p.m. ET.

ELIGIBILITY: EPFL researchers are eligible to participate.

HOW TO APPLY: Proposers are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract (maximum of two (2) pages, including figures, tables, and charts) in advance of a proposal to minimize effort and reduce the potential expense of preparing an out-of-scope proposal. DARPA will respond to abstracts providing feedback and indicating whether there is interest within BTO for the proposed work.

All proposers are required to use the templates provided by DARPA according to the FOA and use the submission system (https://baa.darpa.mil/) all summaries, abstracts and proposals.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please refer to the FOA-HR001122S0034 and contact the Research Office for any assistance.

 
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"They, Robots" - Exposition de photos

Matthieu Gafsou, NCCR Robotics

"They Robots"
Matthieu Gafsou & NCCR Robotics
Du 3 août au 2 octobre 2022
Rolex Learning Center - EPFL
Entrée libre et gratuite


Présentation
"They, Robots" est une exposition de photos mettant en lumière les travaux du pôle NCCR Robotics, et ses 12 années de recherche et d'innovation sur les robots portables, de sauvetage et éducatifs. Ces images montrent ainsi comment les robots font désormais partie de notre monde et de notre vie : non pas comme des concurrents, mais comme des compagnons et des collaborateurs qui travaillent aux côtés des humains, leur simplifiant la vie et les accompagnant dans leurs activités quotidiennes. Les images représentent des robots développés en Suisse par des chercheurs et des start-ups soutenus par le pôle de recherche NCCR Robotics.

À propos de NCCR Robotics
Le Pôle de recherche national NCCR Robotics est une organisation nationale suisse financée par le Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique. Il rassemble des chercheurs de haut niveau de tout le pays dans le but de développer de nouvelles technologies robotiques orientées vers l'homme afin d'améliorer notre qualité de vie. Le centre a été inauguré le 1er décembre 2010 et réunit des experts d'institutions de recherche de renommée mondiale pour une période pouvant aller jusqu'à 12 ans. Il est à la pointe de la recherche en robotique et développe des robots qui coexistent en symbiose avec les humains afin de leur permettre d'aider à la fois les individus et la société.

À propos du photographe
Matthieu Gafsou (CH, F, 1981) vit et travaille à Lausanne en Suisse. Après avoir obtenu un master en philosophie, littérature et cinéma, il a étudié la photographie à l'école d'arts appliqués de Vevey. Depuis 2006, il a participé à de nombreuses expositions collectives et individuelles, a publié cinq monographies et a figuré dans de nombreux catalogues d'expositions. En 2009, Gafsou a reçu le prestigieux "Prix de la fondation HSBC pour la photographie". En 2014, l'influent Musée de l'Élysée de Lausanne a accueilli l'exposition personnelle de Gafsou intitulée "Only God Can Judge Me". En 2018, l'exposition H+ a été l'un des temps forts des Rencontres de la Photographie à Arles et continue de voyager dans le monde entier. Parallèlement à sa pratique artistique, Gafsou est membre du corps professoral de l'Université d'art et de design de Lausanne (ECAL). Il est représenté par la Galerie C et est membre fondateur de l'agence MAPS.
 
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IEM Seminar Series: Magnetic resonance spectroscopy at the nanoliter and subnanoliter scale

Dr. Giovanni Boero, Microsystems Laboratory (LMIS1)

Abstract
Methods based on the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR), and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) phenomena are powerful, non-invasive, and widely employed tools which allowed major advances in physics, material science, chemistry, biology, and medicine. The importance of magnetic resonance methods is recognized in disciplines such as the determination of the structure of complex molecules, metabolomics, catalysis, in-vivo tumors detection, functional studies of the brain, process control/optimization, and quantum computing.
The use of magnetic resonance methodologies in an even wider range of applications is often hindered by the relatively large concentrations and minimum number of resonating spins needed to achieve a sufficiently large signal-to-noise ratio in the available experimental time. Experiments at the nanoliter and subnanoliter scale requires detectors and methods which are significantly different from those commercially available and used to perform experiments on microliter and larger volumes. At the nanoliter and subnanoliter scale, both inductive and non-inductive (e.g., optical and mechanical) detection methods are currently investigated.
In this seminar, after an introduction to the physics and state-of-the-art of nanoliter and subnanoliter magnetic resonance, I will focus on my research activities on the inductive detection of NMR and ESR using single chip integrated sensors and on the X-ray detection of FMR using synchrotron radiation beamlines.

Short biography
Giovanni Boero received his diploma in physics from the University of Genova (Genova, Italy) in 1994. From 1994 to 1996 he worked on clusterized gas beams for particle physics experiments at FERMILAB (USA) and at CERN (Switzerland). Since 1996, he is working at EPFL (Switzerland), where he obtained the PhD degree in 2000 and the title of Senior scientist in 2012. His research interests are in the field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), electron spin resonance (ESR), and ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) spectroscopy of at the nanoliter and subnanoliter scale, low noise RF and microwave integrated electronics, and magnetic sensors.
 
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MRS workshop 2022: Overcoming the Barriers to Clinical Use



We are delighted to announce the first Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Workshop that will take place at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland between the 22nd and the 24th of August 2022.
The main aim of the workshop is to unite the international MRS community in an on-site event, educate young scientists and provide ample opportunities for students to meet and share their exciting work with the MRS experts in-person. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we feel it is of high value and importance for researchers that just entered the field to have informal discussions with each other and the more senior scientists. In addition to the latest state-of-the-art results and advancements in the field of MRS and MRSI this workshop will cover the latest frontiers in clinical applications and will allow in deep discussions on MRS community achievements during the last 10 – 15 years. The workshop will feature invited scientific presentations, proffered papers, poster sessions and discussion to work towards guidance on best practices in MRS methodology.


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Summer school: Neurospin 2022, August 22-26

Various speakers

EPFL-ETH Zürich summer school on "Spin-based device architectures for neuromorphic computing and storage"

 

This summer school will provide an overview of hardware implementations of neuromorphic computing techniques and then emphasize recent and novel approaches which are spin-based and promise a reduction in power consumption. Combining lectures and exercises designed by experts from materials science over neuroscience to computer engineering as well as a round table discussion, this interdisciplinary school will benefit and stimulate participants from various domains ranging from machine learning to condensed matter physics.

School highlights: 
  • Lectures and exercise sessions from internationally leading researchers working on various areas such as spintronics and magnonics
  • Opportunity for poster presentation about your research
  • Journal club session and round table disucssion with experts 
  • 2 ECTS will be awarded to PhD students (Course code: MSE-806
  • Registration fee: CHF 250  for PhD students and CHF 100 for Master students 
For registration, please click: Here


Guest speakers: 
  • Dr. Alice Mizrahi (Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, France),
  • Dr. Naëmi Leo (University of Zaragoza, Spain),
  • Prof. Erik Folven (NTNU, Norway),
  • Prof. Gyorgy Csaba (Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary),
  • Prof. Johan Åkerman (University of Gothenburg, Sweden),
  • Dr. Kevin Garello (Spintec, France),
  • Dr. Mihai Petrovici (University of Bern, Switzerland), and
  • Prof. Phillip Pirro (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

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CIS - Série de séminaires "Apprenez à connaître vos voisins" Professeure Olga Fink

Prof. Olga Fink

Le Centre pour les systèmes intelligents de l'EPFL (CIS) est une collaboration entre IC, ENAC, SB, SV et STI qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant sur différents aspects des systèmes intelligents.
 
Afin de promouvoir les échanges entre chercheurs et d'encourager la création de nouveaux projets collaboratifs, le CIS organise une série de conférences intitulée "Get to know your neighbors". Chaque séminaire consistera en une courte présentation générale destinée au grand public à l'EPFL.
 
En mode hybride : Salle INF 328 et par Zoom : https://epfl.zoom.us/j/68022007910
Veuillez vous connecter à votre compte zoom en utilisant votre adresse "@epfl.ch", car cet événement en direct est uniquement ouvert à la communauté de l'EPFL
 
Lundi 22 août 2022 de 15h15 à 16h15

NB : L'enregistrement vidéo des séminaires seront disponibles sur notre site internet et publiés sur nos pages de médias sociaux
 


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Waves, channels and levees in geophysical mass flows - Prof. Nico Gray

Nico Gray is a Professor of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Manchester, UK. He is an expert on granular flows and the particle segregation that takes place within them. This has applications to a wide range of industrial processes, as well as to geophysical flows such as snow avalanches and debris flows. Nico holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester, a PhD in Sea Ice Dynamics from the University of Cambridge and a Habilitation in Continuum Mechanics and Geophysical Mechanics from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.  

Waves, channels and levees in geophysical mass flows

Prof. Nico Gray, University of Manchester
 
Abstract: Geophysical mass flows often break down into large amplitude wave pulses and/or spontaneously form channels with static levees in the arrest zone, enhancing overall run-out. This talk reviews recent depth-averaged models that capture the formation of (i) rollwaves, (ii) erosion-deposition waves (which exchange mass with the underlying substrate) and (iii) channel and levee formation within a single framework. The key is the inclusion of frictional hysteresis, which allows static and moving zones to coexist, as well as depth-averaged viscous terms that incorporate further details of the granular rheology. As well as being able to compute time-dependent spatially evolving solutions numerically, the resulting model allows steady-state solutions to be constructed for the height, width and depth-averaged velocity profile across a leveed channel, which are in good quantitative agreement with small scale analogue experiments using monodisperse dry sand. Colour change experiments are also used to show that erosion-deposition waves really do propagate downslope as a wave, rather than a coherent body of grains, and that the presence of the substrate gives them surprising mobility over very long distances. Photos and videos of the similar effects at field scale will be shown to emphasize the importance of these ideas for a wide range of geophysical mass flows. There are, however, still many open challenges in how to generalize these results to multiphase mixtures with broad grain size distributions.

Note - The illustrative picture is taken from
Rocha, F.M., Johnson, C.G. & Gray, J.M.N.T. 2019 Self-channelisation and levee formation in monodisperse granular flows. J. Fluid Mech. 876, 591–641.

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Introducing EPFL’s new executive program in FinTech

Eugène de Groot, head of Executive Education at EPFL
Prof. Marc Gruber, Academic Director Executive Eduation at EPFL
Prof. Co-Pierre Georg, visiting EPFL Professor
Dr. Kim Vervink, program manager

Introducing EPFL’s new executive program in FinTech for learning managers and potential participants:

The College of Management of Technology is delighted to present its new executive education program "FinTech – disrupting Finance", which will take place on October 3-7, 2022.

This program will introduce the different digital technologies that are impacting financial services, such as blockchain/distributed ledger technologies, machine learning, cloud computing and platforms.  Participants will learn from experienced industry speakers and top EPFL professors how to leverage these technologies in their organizations and best practice methodologies to deploy them, therefore becoming ambassadors of digital change. 

Teaser lecture & information session
To learn all relevant information about the program for yourself or for the employees of your company, join us online on August 31st, 2022, at 18h15, for a teaser lecture on “FutureFi, or how FinTechs are shaping the future of finance”.

Don't hesitate to join us to meet the organizers of the program and other stakeholders of your sector and to learn all about his upcoming program.

For whom?
For learning & training managers in the banking sector and interested participants active in the financial sector

Program of the information event:
18h15: Introduction by Eugène de Groot, head of Executive Education at EPFL
18h20: FinTech at EPFL, Prof. Marc Gruber, Academic Director Executive Education at EPFL
18h35: Teaser Lecture: "How FinTechs are shaping the future of the financial system" Prof. Co-Pierre Georg, visiting EPFL Professor
19h05: Enrollments and Q&A: Dr. Kim Vervink, program manager


For organizational purposes, please register to the event by sending an email to executive@epfl.ch
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Discovery Webinar: Data Analysis and Machine Learning

Christian Lübbe, Course Instructor and Course Developer of the Applied Data Science: Machine Learning program at the EPFL Extension School

Session objective: whether you are a data science novice or a seasoned professional, this complimentary online session will be a high-level overview of how to use machine learning to solve problems, make decisions and build smart programs, including an overview of the online courses available to gain these sought-after skills.

Program objective: this intermediate-level program will give you hands-on experience in one of the hottest areas of data science. You’ll learn the techniques and tools for data acquisition, transformation and predictive analysis, ensuring you have a solid foundation in working with the entire data pipeline.

Live demo: During the session, an EPFL Extension School course instructor(s) will give a live teaching demo on how to clean and analyse data, build a simple machine learning model, and communicate the entire workflow and results using Jupyter notebooks.

Target audience: while this introductory session is open to everyone, if you wish to pursue this program, we would recommend that you have some prior experience with a coding language and a basic mathematical background in linear algebra, probability theory, statistics and calculus.

Event registration: for organizational purposes, we encourage you to sign up here.

Start learning: learn more about the EPFL Extension School, all the available learning opportunities and how to sign up here.

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Célebration du 20e anniversaire de l’ENAC



Plus d'information sur le site web des 20 ans ENAC.

*** Aperçu du programme ***

Conférences et tables rondes
Trois expert·es renommé·es donneront des conférences autour du changement climatique, de la digitalisation et de l’urbanisation (les sujets des conférences seront annoncés prochainement sur cette page):

  • Peter Messerli, Directeur de la « Wyss Academy for Nature », Université de Berne.
  • Gesa Ziemer, Directrice du « City Science Lab », Université HafenCity de Hamburg et Academic Lead United Nations Accelerator for Cities, UNITAC.
  • Mimi Sheller, Doyenne de la « Global School », Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
A l’issue de sa présentation, chaque conférencier·ère participera à une table ronde pour débattre avec des professeur·es et des étudiant·es de l’ENAC ainsi que d’autres invité·es.
Une quatrième table ronde réunira les doyennes et doyens qui ont dirigé l’ENAC au cours des 20 dernières années. Une occasion unique d’échanger leurs visions sur le futur de l’enseignement et de la science autour des enjeux de la durabilité.
 
Exposition
Comment l’ENAC contribuera-t-elle à la durabilité dans l’environnement naturel et construit? Une exposition immersive présentera sa vision du futur.

Activités festives
Un anniversaire ne serait rien sans ses activités festives et musicales à découvrir le 2 septembre !
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L’ascension du Mont Buet : sur les traces de savants genevois du XVIIIè siècle

Chercheurs du Laboratoire d’histoire des sciences et des techniques de l’EPFL

Randonnée de deux jours en Haute-Savoie (FR) avec des chercheurs du laboratoire d’histoire des sciences et des techniques de l’EPFL

Les frères Jean-André et Guillaume-Antoine Deluc, Marc-Théodore Bourrit, peintre et chantre de la cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève, le professeur de philosophie à l’Académie de Genève Horace Bénédict de Saussure, son collègue physicien Marc-Auguste Pictet… Au XVIIIè siècle, de nombreux savants genevois se sont lancés dans l’ascension du Mont Buet (FR), situé dans les États de Savoie d’alors. Guidées par des cristalliers et des chasseurs de chamois locaux, ces expéditions scientifiques avaient pour objectif de documenter la physique de l’atmosphère et l’histoire de la Terre.

Nous vous proposons de marcher sur les traces des savants genevois en reproduisant cette aventure, lors d’une randonnée de deux jours, en compagnie de chercheurs du Laboratoire d’histoire des sciences et des techniques de l’EPFL. Durant la marche, les historiens évoqueront en plusieurs points clés du parcours ces premières expéditions scientifiques en montagne, les expériences réalisées sur les pentes du Mont Buet, les récits et images rapportés de ces ascensions, ainsi que les débuts du tourisme dans la vallée de Chamonix, favorisés par l’activité savante.

Programme:
  • J1 : Départ le matin de Vallorcine (transport en car organisé depuis la gare de Lausanne). Randonnée jusqu’au refuge. Arrivée en fin d’après-midi. Dîner et nuit au refuge.
  • J2 : Randonnée depuis le refuge jusqu’au sommet du Mont Buet. Puis redescente jusqu’à Vallorcine. Arrivée à Vallorcine en fin d’après-midi puis retour organisé jusqu’à la gare de Lausanne.
Conditions de participation :
  • Etre en très bonne condition phyique
  • Ne pas rechigner à dormir en dortoir, sans douche (mais “toilette de chat” possible)
  • Le second jour est plus exigeant (lever tôt, dénivelé important, longue journée de marche). Selon la demande, un groupe peut être prévu qui ne montera que jusqu’au refuge et redésecendra le lendemain.
Inscription :
  • Sur inscription - Gratuit, limité à 30 personnes, entre 15 et 65 ans selon les conditions de santé
    Les inscriptions sont closes

    Les détails pratiques (matériel, vêtements, horaires…) seront transmis une fois les inscriptions terminées.

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CIS - Série de séminaires "Apprenez à connaître vos voisins" Professeur Philippe Schwaller

Prof. Philippe Schwaller

Le Centre pour les systèmes intelligents de l'EPFL (CIS) est une collaboration entre IC, ENAC, SB, SV et STI qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant sur différents aspects des systèmes intelligents.
 
Afin de promouvoir les échanges entre chercheurs et d'encourager la création de nouveaux projets collaboratifs, le CIS organise une série de conférences intitulée "Get to know your neighbors". Chaque séminaire consistera en une courte présentation générale destinée au grand public à l'EPFL.
 
En mode hybride : Salle INF 328 et par Zoom : https://epfl.zoom.us/j/63372208916

Veuillez vous connecter à votre compte zoom en utilisant votre adresse "@epfl.ch", car cet événement en direct est uniquement ouvert à la communauté de l'EPFL
 
Lundi 5 septembre 2022 de 15h15 à 16h15

NB : L'enregistrement vidéo des séminaires seront disponibles sur notre site internet et publiés sur nos pages de médias sociaux
 


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SNSF Ambizione - Applicant Workshop



Are you planning to apply for SNSF Ambizione?
Do you already have a professor willing to host you at EPFL?

Join the EPFL Applicant Workshop and learn more about this programme from past grantees and a former SNSF panel member!

When: 7 September 2022
Time: 12.00 – 13.30
Venue: BI A0 448 or Zoom
Register: here

Aim of the programme
  • The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) awards Ambizione grants to outstanding postdoctoral researchers who intend to pursue a scientific or an academic career at a Swiss research institution. The purpose of the Ambizione grant is to help researchers build their scientific profile and become scientifically self-reliant at an early stage with an independent research project. Ambizione grants are open to researchers from all disciplines.
  • Eligibility: 1-4 years after doctoral exam + min. 1 year of postdoctoral research; Professors in permanent or temporary employment, with or without tenure track, are not eligible.
  • Funding: max. CHF 400K for max. 4 years + applicant's salary.
How to get EPFL support?
The SNSF requires a commitment letter from the host institution.
  • Identify a host professor who is ready to support and host you for the entire duration of the project;
  • Contact your host institute and school to inquire about their internal deadlines and requirements;
  • Submit a pre-application to the EPFL Research Office.
How to apply
  • Create an account now on mySNF.
  • The application form will be available on August 1.
Timeline of the call
  • Launch: 1 August 2022
  • Deadline: 1 November 2022 at 17:00 C.E.T.
  • Earliest start: 1 September 2023
  • Latest start: 1 September 2024

ReO Services
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To trust or not to trust: When should AI be allowed to make decisions?



Workshop on ethics of AI in healthcare - The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into clinical care evolves and progresses rapidly, moving from diagnostic image analysis in radiology and dermatology to ever more complex applications such as predictions in intensive care units or psychiatric care. The most intricate ethical challenges arising from such AI systems in medicine are linked to epistemological questions, especially when the very design of a system renders it opaque to human understanding and threatens trust in its use.

While opaque AI systems such as deep learning models pose problems for many of its potential applications in society, their impact on medicine raises specific questions that require careful philosophical, ethical, and legal deliberation:
 
  • How can informed consent, the bedrock of medical ethics, be obtained if a system is in principle unintelligible to its users?
  • How can accountability be attributed in the complex field of interactions between patients, medical professionals, formal and informal caregivers, AI developers, and the AI system itself?
  • What is a useful conceptual framework for trust in an AI system in medicine?
  • And ultimately what makes trustworthy AI in medicine?

With the goal of enhancing their scientific collaborations on the ethics of AI systems, the College of Humanities  at EPFL, the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich, and the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA USI-SUPSI are organising in Lausanne on September 7-9 2022 an international meeting aimed at  bringing together philosophers, computer scientists, engineers and medical professionals to discuss and outline possible answers to the aforementioned crucial questions.


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS: EVENT IN HYBRID FORMAT: to be followed on Zoom or in person on campus
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CIS - Série de séminaires "Apprenez à connaître vos voisins" Professeur Paolo De Los Rios

Prof. Paolo De Los Rios

Le Centre pour les systèmes intelligents de l'EPFL (CIS) est une collaboration entre IC, ENAC, SB, SV et STI qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant sur différents aspects des systèmes intelligents.
 
Afin de promouvoir les échanges entre chercheurs et d'encourager la création de nouveaux projets collaboratifs, le CIS organise une série de conférences intitulée "Get to know your neighbors". Chaque séminaire consistera en une courte présentation générale destinée au grand public à l'EPFL.
 
En mode hybride : Salle INF 328 et par Zoom : https://epfl.zoom.us/j/65173370078
Veuillez vous connecter à votre compte zoom en utilisant votre adresse "@epfl.ch", car cet événement en direct est uniquement ouvert à la communauté de l'EPFL
 
Lundi 12 septembre 2022 de 15h15 à 16h15

NB : L'enregistrement vidéo des séminaires seront disponibles sur notre site internet et publiés sur nos pages de médias sociaux
 


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EPFL Foundations Day 2022



Are you interested in learning more about how local and international grant-making foundations support Swiss-based research?  
 
Whether you have just started exploring the funding landscape or are a seasoned grantee, we invite you to join us to hear from renowned presenters representing foundations near and far. This combined with numerous networking opportunities will give the prefect platform to jumpstart your foundation-funded project. Researchers from all disciplines are welcome! 
 
Date: Thursday, 15 September 2022 
Time: 09:00-16:00 
Place: EPFL Polydome 
Audience: Researchers from across Switzerland 
Cost: EPFL internal – free; external – 80CHF 

   >>> AGENDA HERE <<<

   >>> REGISTER HERE <<<
 
Program:  The program for the event includes not only the most important grant making foundations in Switzerland, but also European and American invitees.
 
During the plenary sessions, you will be introduced to our invited foundations and learn the ins-and-outs of their funding mechanisms (hint: they operate in unique ways!). You will also hear testimonials from EPFL grantees about how to best approach foundations. Beyond this, you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and grantees during numerous networking breaks. 
 
Finally, an ongoing poster display will showcase the excellent research at EPFL being funded by foundations.  Have a project you would like to see highlighted?  Please let us know here

Audience:  The event is open to researchers from all of Switzerland! Registration is free for EPFL internal guests, and CHF 80.- for external guests. 
 
If you have any questions, please contact the EPFL Research Office (research@epfl.ch

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FIB structures of quantum materials: an outlook

Prof. Philip Moll

Recent evolutions in the field of Focused Ion Beams are enabling unprecedented control over the shape and functionality of chemically complex materials. Unlike mature systems, such as Si which can be readily processed by lithographic means, novel materials often occur in the form of small, inhomogeneous particles which call for maskless fabrication methods. Furthermore, current trends in magnetic, topological and correlated quantum materials evolve around 3D metallic and semi-metallic compounds in which physical properties cannot be defined by electrostatic gates like silicon. Instead, their electronic functionality follows their 3D shape – calling for non-planar structuring methods. These challenges are well met by 3D FIB fabrication. I will review ongoing challenges in the field of microstructured quantum matter and paint an outlook of physics, material science and FIB developments on its path into the future.


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Roteco Afterwork Septembre 2022: Escape game digital en robotique éducative

Amélie Guex

Rejoins-nous virtuellement et gratuitement, le jeudi 22 septembre de 17h00 à 18h15 (heure Suisse) pour connaître et t'approprier le projet EdiGital: Le secret d'Eddy - ton aventure robotique. 
 
L’escape game digital que nous te présentons est accessible à tout le public mais une version à été spécialement créée pour les écoles.  Il peut se faire sur deux périodes en classe, et est accompagné d'un dossier pédagogique avec des énigmes supplémentaires à faire sur papier. Il s’agit d’une histoire interactive en ligne pour les élèves entre la 6P et la 8P (9-11 ans) créée par l’Espace des Inventions en collaboration de l’Institut d'ingénierie des Médias (MEI) de la HEIG-VD. L’escape game sera disponible en DE, FR, EN et bientôt IT!
 
Rendons l’enseignement de la robotique éducative dynamique et innovante. Amène tes questions, tes propositions  et ta curiosité! 

https://www.roteco.ch/fr/events/post/roteco-afterwork-septembre-2022/


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EPFL Neuro Seminar // Susanne Schreiber - TBD

Susanne Schreiber, Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


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Faculty Seminar: Mechanomicrobiology: how bacteria sense and respond to forces

Alexandre Persat

When initiating infection or colonizing their environment, bacteria experience mechanical forces on surfaces, in flow, or within elastic materials. Despite their ubiquity, how mechanics shape bacterial physiology and behavior is unknown. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a widespread opportunistic pathogen whose antibiotic resistance is rising at an alarming pace. P. aeruginosa is acutely adapted to life on surfaces: it uses surface-specific motility, injects pathogenic effectors into host cells upon contact, and forms biofilms on abiotic and biological materials. To investigate how mechanics potentiate P. aeruginosa’s surface adaptation arsenal, my lab has developed novel methodologies allowing to mechanically interrogate bacteria at multiple scales. I will first present how mechanics impact surface-specific twitching motility at the single cell level and biofilm morphogenesis at the multicellular level. Then, I will show that P. aeruginosa controls twitching in response to mechanical input. At the molecular scale, I will particularly emphasize the mechanosensory function of retractile filaments called type IV pili. Finally, I will discuss the ramifications of bacterial mechanobiology in the context of P. aeruginosa infections.

Alex Persat is currently Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the EPFL Global Health Institute and the Institute for Bioengineering. He obtained his BSc at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris and his MSc and PhD at Stanford University in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering respectively. After a postdoc in the department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, he started his lab at EPFL where he combines engineering and microbiology approaches to understand how bacteria sense, respond and adapt to their mechanical environment.

This seminar is part of the evaluation of Dr Persat for the promotion to associate professor.


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CIS SV Retreat 2022 AI in life sciences: challenges and opportunities




The EPFL school of Life Sciences and the EPFL Center for Intelligent Systems are delighted to invite all EPFL professors, research staff and students to the first CIS-SV AI deepdive. We are looking forward to exchanging on AI in Life Sciences in general and to discuss challenges and opportunities.
The event consists of keynotes, poster sessions and networking.
Please indicate whether you will present a poster and submit the title of your poster when registering for the event. Presenting a poster is strongly recommended but optional.

Location: Building SV, EPFL – Room: SV1717

Program
9:00-11:30 Talks Session 1
11:30-13:00 Lunch | Networking | Poster session (SV 1204) 
13:00-15:30 Talks Session 2
15:30-16:30 Networking | Poster session (SV 1204) 
16:30-17:30 Lab visits
17:30-18:30 Apero

More detail about the program here 

Registration: here 
*Note: As this event is reserved to the EPFL community please register with your @epfl.ch email address. 


Organizing committee:
Anne-Florence Bitbol
Pavan Ramdya
Patrick Barth
CIS team

Note: This event will be photographed. Please be advised that CIS may use photographs taken during events for publication in print and online. Please alert the photographer or CIS team member at the beginning of the event if you wish not to have your photograph taken. 

 
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EPFL Day of International Research



Are you ready to take your research international? 
 
Join us for the first ever EPFL Day of International Research, co-hosted by International Affairs and the Research Office’s International funding team. 
 
This event will take you around the globe via region-specific presentations and discussion panels. We’ll go from Africa to Asia to North America and beyond. The event will also bring together internal experts from EPFL’s Central Services to highlight support offered on all the practical aspects of organizing international projects and consortia. Information will also be provided via partner booths, accessible during the numerous networking breaks. 

So what are you waiting for? Register today and let us give you the tools you need to add international flair to your research portfolio. 
 
Date: Thursday, 20 October 2022 
Time: 09:00-16:00 
Place: Forum Rolex 
Audience: EPFL Researchers and Staff 
 
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>>> REGISTER HERE <<< 
 
If you have any questions, please contact the EPFL Research Office (research@epfl.ch

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Journées d'information 2022



Un événement d’envergure pour préparer son avenir. Comme chaque année, l’EPFL, via son Service de promotion de l’éducation et en collaboration avec ses facultés, se réjouit d'accueillir les gymnasiennes et gymnasiens sur son campus. L’École propose de venir découvrir ses filières de formation, sa communauté estudiantine, son corps enseignant, ses équipes de recherche, les divers services dédiés aux étudiantes et étudiants débutant à l’EPFL, ainsi que les multiples associations chargées d’animer la vie sociale et culturelle du campus.
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CIBM Breakfast and Science Seminars



Les CIBM Breakfast & Science Seminars ont pour but de réunir la communauté scientifique sur une base régulière (tous les derniers mardis du mois) afin d'échanger des connaissances, d'encourager les collaborations de recherche et de créer un centre de recherche d'excellence dynamique en imagerie biomédicale.
En général, un séminaire peut être composé d'une présentation de 40 minutes ou de deux présentations de 20 minutes sur un domaine de recherche spécifique en imagerie biomédicale, suivie d'une discussion de 5 à 10 minutes avec questions et réponses.
L'événement se termine par une session de partage interactive au cours de laquelle les membres de l'auditoire ont l'occasion de partager sur leurs activités ou simplement de réseauter avec les membres de la communauté CIBM.
 

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SNSF Professorial Fellowships - Applicant Workshop



Are you planning to apply for the SNSF Professorial Fellowships?
Do you already have an institute willing to host you at EPFL?

Join the EPFL Applicant Workshop and learn more about this programme from past grantees and a former SNSF panel member!

When: 1 December 2022
Time: 12.00 – 13.30
Venue: BI A0 448 or Zoom
Register: here

Aim of the programme
  • This fellowship allows outstanding researchers, who have achieved scientific independence and contributed to impactful research in the field, to lead an independent research project and direct a team of researchers in any disciplines in Switzerland.
  • Funding: max. CHF 1M for max. 5 years + applicant's salary.
  • Eligibility: max. 10 years after PhD + min. 3 years of research after PhD (for the first call, the eligibility window will be extended by 3 months) + Swiss link (min. 2 years of research in CH or CH nationality or Swiss degree). Professors are NOT eligible.
The SNSF Professorial Fellowships replace SNSF PRIMA and Eccellenza that are discontinued.

The SNSF will award approximately 45 fellowships per call.
 
How to get EPFL support?
The SNSF requires a commitment letter from the host institution.
  • Contact your host institute and school to inquire about their internal deadlines and requirements.
  • Submit a pre-application to the EPFL Research Office.
  • At EPFL, grantees who are awarded an SNSF Professorial Fellowship shall be appointed by the ETH-Board as assistant professors without tenure track and will receive CHF 100K in startup funds.
How to apply
  • Create an account now on mySNF.
  • The application form will be available on November 1.
Timeline of the call
  • Launch: November 1, 2022
  • Deadline: February 1, 2023 at 17:00 C.E.T.
  • Earliest start: 1 April 2024
  • Latest start: 1 January 2025
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