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e-Learning Course on the Application of Genetics in Precision Nutrition



Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to share with you a new e-learning course on the “Application of Genetics in Precision Nutrition” by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The course aims to empower participants to comprehend and utilize genetic information towards targeted personalized nutritional advice. Leading experts on Genetics, Nutrition, and Obesity from Greece and the UK will share their knowledge, experience, advice, and insights on key aspects of precision nutrition. This unique and innovative online course provides insight into all the latest developments in the fields of nutrigenetics, genetics of eating behavior, and nutrient-microbiome interactions with a strong emphasis on translating this knowledge to practical nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Maximum flexibility through asynchronous learning.
Continuous interaction with the Course Faculty.
Award of Certificate of Continuing Education.
Course language: English

Start date: 25th January 2021

More information: https://elearninguoa.org/course/health/application-genetics-precision-nutrition

Thank you for your interest and kind attention.

Best wishes,
Vasiliki Bikia


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The Applied Machine Learning Days – AI & Democracy

Rayid Ghani, Christine Choirat, Jacques Savoy, Alexander Immer, Sophie Achermann, Lucas Leemann, Alexandra Siegel, Arianna Ornaghi, Irio Musskopf

The Applied Machine Learning Days are one of the largest machine learning & AI events in Europe, focused specifically on the applications of machine learning and AI, making it particularly interesting to industry and academia.
To celebrate five years of existence, AMLD 2021 will consist of a series of thematically focussed conferences each month of 2021 on the EPFL campus. This format focussed on tracks spread out over the entire year will allow us to adapt to any potential changes to sanitary directives due to COVID-19.
Each month, a domain-specific track will feature top-level speakers, discussions and keynotes. Some tracks will be preceded or followed by a workshop day focussed on hand-on sessions, coding classes and tutorials.

The first day of the event series will be held on January 25th with the track AI & Democracy
 


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Cancer Genomics: from 3D chromatin structures to new therapeutic targets

Dr Elisa Oricchio, SV / ISREC / UPORICCHIO

Abstract:
Cancer is a genetic disease that arises from the accumulation and selection of multiple genomic lesions including mutations, chromosomal rearrangements and epigenetic alterations. These lesions affect the expression and activity of multiple genes, lead to modifications of the chromatin tri-dimensional (3D) organization, and influence response to therapies. In my lab, we are interested, on one side, in elucidating the impact of cancer genomic lesions on the 3D structure of the chromatin and, on the other side, in integrating genomic analyses with functional studies to gain insights into tumor biology and develop new therapies. In my talk, I will discuss both topics. I will present recent studies where we demonstrated how epigenetic modifications and chromosomal changes influence the 3D structure of the chromatin to drive and sustain oncogenic programs. Then, I’ll present an example of a functional cancer genomic study that led to the discovery of a new therapeutic target and the design of new therapeutic compounds.

A short bio
Elisa Oricchio, PhD, is a tenure track assistant professor at EPFL in the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, School of Life Science. Her research focuses on cancer genomics and B-cell malignancies. Over the course of her career she has identified oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes as new therapeutic targets or as biomarkers to better classify cancer patients. As an independent investigator, she moved beyond the liner interpretation of the cancer genome and she has integrated cancer genomic analyses in B-cell malignancies with the study of 3D chromatin conformation. Her work has been recognized with the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientist by the New York Academy of Science and the Lorini Award for Italian Scientist in Cancer Research. Recently, she was appointed as board member of the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR), which represents the major association for cancer research in Europe.
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Citation Best Practices

EPFL Library Teaching Team

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • understand the stakes of citation,
  • reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism,
  • cite your sources correctly, within the text and in the bibliography.

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UniL-EPFL Seminar Series "CLIMACT Ideas & Actions" - Samuel Jaccard & Dimitrios Lignos

Prof. Samuel Jaccard, Paleoclimatic Sedimentology, UNIL
Prof. Dimitrios Lignos, Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory, EPFL

Série de séminaires de travail organisés par "CLIMACT Ideas & Actions", un forum commun de discussion, de recherche et d'action sur la crise climatique. Les webinaires ont lieu tous les deux lundis de 12 à 13 heures CET via Zoom. Veuillez vous inscrire à l'événement afin d'obtenir le lien vers Zoom. Seuls les invités inscrits seront admis au séminaire.

01 février 2021

  • Prof. Samuel Jaccard, Professeur en sédimentologie paléoclimatique à l'Université de Lausanne : Can we use the oceans to dispose of CO2?
  • Prof. Dimitrios Lignos, Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory at EPFL : Performance-based design of infrastructure to natural hazards - accomplishments and future challenges

Inscription
Veuillez vous inscrire via ce lien : https://climactseminarseries.eventbrite.com

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CIS - Colloque : La gouvernance mondiale de l'IA - plus importante que jamais par Madame Kay Firth-Butterfield

Ms Kay Firth-Butterfield

Kay Firth-Butterfield est responsable de l'IA et de l'apprentissage automatique et membre du comité exécutif du Forum économique mondial

Titre : La gouvernance mondiale de l'IA - plus importante que jamais

Résumé : En 2019, nous avons vu les débuts de la technologie durer. Peut-être injustement, car elle n'a pas toujours été au cœur de ce qui était contesté, l'IA a pris le devant de la scène. En 2020, nous avons vu ce retour, malgré la pandémie, dans les objections aux applications COVID, les annonces de niveau A et le nouveau documentaire sur Netflix, The Social Dilemma, ne manquera pas d'alimenter les foudres. Alors, comment sécuriser l'utilisation de l'IA pour de bon afin d'éviter de perdre ses bénéfices ? Pouvons-nous parvenir à une gouvernance mondiale de l'IA et sinon, que pouvons-nous faire ?

Le Centre pour les systèmes intelligents de l'EPFL (CIS) est une collaboration entre IC, SB et STI qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant sur différents aspects des systèmes intelligents. En juin 2020, le CIS a lancé ses Colloques CIS avec des orateurs invités de renom.
Plus d'info https://www.epfl.ch/research/domains/cis/center-for-intelligent-systems-cis/events/colloquia/

Bio : Kay Firth-Butterfield est responsable de l'IA et de l'apprentissage automatique et membre du comité exécutif du Forum économique mondial. Au Royaume-Uni, elle est avocate (Doughty Street Chambers) et juge à temps partiel. Elle a travaillé comme médiatrice, arbitre, propriétaire d'entreprise et professeur. Aux États-Unis, elle a été professeur de droit et de relations internationales et a cofondé AI Global. Elle a été la première responsable de l'éthique d'AI au monde en 2014 et a créé le hashtag AIEthics twitter.
Kay est vice-présidente de l'IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems et a fait partie du groupe qui s'est réuni à Asilomar pour créer les Asilomar AI Ethical Principles. Kay est titulaire de diplômes d'études supérieures en droit et en relations internationales.
Kay s'adresse régulièrement à des publics internationaux pour aborder de nombreux aspects de ces changements techniques, économiques et sociaux difficiles. Elle est Master of the Inner Temple, Londres, et fait partie du groupe consultatif du Lord Chief Justice sur l'IA et le droit.


Le Centre pour les systèmes intelligents de l'EPFL (CIS) est une collaboration entre IC, SB et STI qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant sur différents aspects des systèmes intelligents. En juin 2020, le CIS a lancé ses Colloques CIS avec des orateurs invités de renom.
Plus d'info https://www.epfl.ch/research/domains/cis/cis-colloquium-mrs-kay-firth-butterfield/
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#1 Sustainable Space Logistics digital symposium

To be announced

A space revolution
A revolution is afoot in space logistics. Starting with shoebox-sized “nanosatellites”, we now have a reusable rocketry renaissance, and soon swarming satellite “mega-constellations” providing continuous internet to the planet. These developments could provide wonderful benefits, but also bring serious sustainability challenges, one of them being increased congestion and orbital debris.

Time to (re)think, time to (re)act
50 years of government-led space activities are now being reinvented by all stakeholders. And it should be done with ESA and UN sustainability goals in mind.
Introducing the Sustainable Space Logistics (SSL) initiative: in 2019, we at the EPFL Space Center (eSpace) in Lausanne, Switzerland, started a research initiative on Sustainable Space Logistics (link). The theme of space logistics is still largely untouched, and will be the backbone of multiple large-scale applications in new materials & services, data, human spaceflight, etc.

Get onboard !
For this first digital event on SSL, we invite you on a 3-days journey featuring space and sustainability experts, as well as observers from outside the space area.
  • Day 1 - we will explain the vision of SSL, and substantiate how space logistics and sustainability are connected.
  • Day 2 -  we propose to look at the ongoing revolution gripping the NewSpace industry. We will also compare to the perspective of another industry that has faced similar challenges.
  • Day 3 - we would like to conclude on future perspectives, higlighting Swiss success stories such as ClearSpace, looking at the legal and policy frameworks, and also giving voice to the younger generation.

Don't miss anything
The complete program and speakers will be unveiled soon, but book this event in your agenda now, so you don’t miss this first rendez-vous!
Another smart way to stay informed about upcoming updates is to follow eSpace on social media:

   
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CIS - Colloque : par Dr Cordelia Schmid, Directrice de recherche à l'INRA

Dr Cordelia Schmid


Le Centre pour les systèmes intelligents de l'EPFL (CIS) est une collaboration entre IC, SB et STI qui réunit des chercheurs travaillant sur différents aspects des systèmes intelligents. En juin 2020, le CIS a lancé ses Colloques CIS avec des orateurs invités de renom.
Plus d'info https://www.epfl.ch/research/domains/cis/prof-cordelia-schmid/

 
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