Upcoming Seminars and Events

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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monthly Grad Student Mini-Symposium (IBI-EDBB)

EDBB grad students

Xiaoxu Li (Auwerx Lab) -- Exploring Genetic Effects on Diabetes-Related Traits Using Systems Genetics Analyses

Noaf Alwahab (Lacour Lab) -- Engineering Hydrogel-Coated Neural Interfaces for Chronic Deep Brain Sensing

Session Chair: Bharath Narayanan (Hatzimanikatis Lab)

Mini-symposium format: (see web page)
  • Monthly (first Friday of the month - with the occasional exception...), but skipping August-September
  • Where and when? EPFL seminar room SV1717 | 17h00 (sharp)
  • Broadcasting on Zoom as well (for students on remote campuses!)
  • Back-to-back presentations by two doctoral students enrolled in the EDBB Program (usually in their 2nd or 3rd year)
  • Presentation time 30' (incl. 5' Q&A)
  • Followed by social get-together (pizza & beer, sponsored by the Institute of Bioengineering) --> please volunteer to organize it!
  • Note: IBI-EDBB MiniSymp are an official course in which you can enroll and earn credits (download ‘BIOENG-600’ course attendance sheet - pdf, 115 kB)

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Exercise-induced mitochondrial remodelling in humans

Dr. Javier Botella Ruiz, PhD Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Metabolic Research Unit (MRU), Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT), School of Medicine, Deakin University, Australia

Exercise, the most effective lifestyle intervention for the prevention of non-communicable diseases, is a potent physiological stimulus to improve mitochondrial characteristics. Sprint interval exercise (SIE) is a time-efficient mode of exercise that has gained popularity in the last years and has been previously shown to improve mitochondrial function. Our studies suggest that SIE elicits a mitochondrial stress response, characterised by increased mitochondrial morphological disturbance and transcriptional response. This observed response does not occur following traditional endurance exercise. I will also present some of our current ongoing studies trying to expand our understanding of exercise-regulated transcription factors and the future avenues of this research.  
 


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Immune evasion of neutralizing antibodies directed against an essential bacterial surface protein by target hypervariability

Christoph Dehio, Biozentrum, University of Basel

Neutralizing antibodies are best characterized in the context of viral infection, where they bind to surface structures on the infectious cell-free virion and prevent host cell receptor binding or membrane fusion. In the context of bacterial infections, neutralizing antibodies are mostly known to operate against secreted toxins, while evidence for activity against the infectious agents themselves is scarce. The bacterial genus Bartonella comprises numerous emerging zoonotic pathogens that cause long-lasting intra-erythrocytic infections in their natural hosts and a broad spectrum of disease manifestations in humans. The targets and mechanisms of the anti-Bartonellaimmune defense are ill-defined and bacterial immune evasion strategies remain elusive. Our study in a model of a natural Bartonella–host relationship revealed that antibody-mediated prevention of bacterial attachment to erythrocytes is sufficient for protection. We identified the essential surface determinant CFA (CAMP-like factor autotransporter) as a major bacterial target of neutralizing antibodies. While immunization with CFA protected against challenge with the homologousBartonella isolate, extensive variability of CFA already at the strain level revealed bacterial immune evasion mechanisms with implications for Bartonella vaccine design. A gene-transfer-agent mediating massive horizontal gene transfer is likely involved in generating the observed antigenic diversity of CFA and possibly other antigenic determinants.


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From Endemic to Pandemic: The promise & utility of real-time phylogenetics

Emma B. Hodcroft, PhD, ISPM, University of Bern, Switzerland

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought phylogenetics to the fore, highlighting how real-time sequencing can enable invaluable insights into how a pathogen spreads and changes over time.
When a new variant first catches the attention of scientists and governments, one of the most critical questions is whether it has a significant impact on transmission, immune evasion, and/or clinical outcome. However, this can be difficult to determine. SARS-CoV-2 variant 20E (EU1) spread from Spain and dominated Europe in the autumn of 2020, and was initially feared to be more-transmissible. But by integrating phylogenetics, mobile phone roaming data, and modelling, we showed that travel and behaviour were the most important factors in EU1’s success.
Many variants of concern identified since then do show concerning increases in transmissibility and immune evasion. To help track and monitor existing and emerging variants, I developed CoVariants.org, an interactive platform that combines variant frequency dynamics with focal phylogenies  and curated information.
As immunity through previous infection and vaccination is key in ending the pandemic, a better understanding of how SARS-CoV-2 evolution and long-term immunity is critical, particularly as the virus moves from pandemic to endemic.  My previous work on pathogens like Enterovirus D68, which almost everyone is exposed to by adulthood, highlights that even pathogens that do not cause serious illness can offer insights into reinfection, the epidemiology of antigenically evolving pathogens and the importance of effects like ‘original antigenic sin’.
We are surrounded by tens to hundreds of pathogens that have adapted to living alongside human immunity – continuously circulating but not commonly causing serious disease. By harnessing the tools and insights gained in the pandemic and turning the lens of sequencing to these pathogens, we can truly enhance our understanding of virus evolution.
 


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Holographic optical engine (HolOE)

Prof. Yoshio Hayasaki, Center for Optical Research and Education (CORE), Utsunomiya University

Holographic beam shaping achieved by exploiting the rewritable capability of a spatial light modulator (SLM) displaying a
computer-generated hologram (CGH) is very useful in a variety of applications, especially material laser processing [1].
Although it provides high-processing throughput and high light-use efficiency, the accuracy of the beam shaping is degraded
according to static and dynamic imperfections in the optical system. In order to compensate the static imperfections, a
method that performs the optimization of the CGH in the optical system, called as an in-system optimization, was developed
[2, 3]. A further method that allowing it to dynamically compensate for unknown and sudden disturbances for continuously
optimizing a CGH during laser processing was developed [4]. Recently, it was extended to three-dimensionally focused
beams [5] ...


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Swiss local finals IMAGINE IF! accelerator



The Swiss local finals of the IMAGINE IF! accelerator program, organized by Innovation Forum Lausanne, will take place on July 7th at 17:30 at EPFL.
 
In March, a cohort of six early-stage start-ups in the field of life sciences and cleantech were selected for the IMAGINE IF! accelerator. Now it's time to showcase their progress in our IMAGINE IF! Swiss local finals!
 
The event will be opened by Natalia Giovannini from the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) of EPFL, who will share valuable insights into entrepreneurship in the Swiss startup ecosystem and the support that the TTO offers to startup founders at EPFL. In a second talk, Greta Preatoni of last year’s winning startup MYLEG will talk about their vision of non-invasive sensory feedback for leg amputees and their entrepreneurial journey.
 
The six selected startups will compete in a pitching competition in front of a jury of four experts that have backgrounds in business and science. The winner startups will receive non-dilutive funding and 3-month lab space at Biopôle
 
The evening will be closed with a networking apéro.

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The event takes place at EPFL Innovation Park, building D, room "Uranus"
Registration is free but mandatory at this link.
 

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EPFL CAS in Circular Value Networks - Info Session & Guest Lecture

Elaine Moran, Executive director Carlos Alvarez Pereira, VP Club of Rome

It is with great pleasure that we bring you the second info session for our upcoming CAS in "Circular Value Networks". As with any of our sessions, we wanted to bring along another one of our esteemed lecturers for the program:

Mr. Carlos Alvarez Pereira - Vice President of The Club of Rome (which, 50 years ago, commissioned the first iteration of the "Limits to Growth" publication, the first of its kind detailing the systems limitations of our current economic model)

Come join us to chat about all things circularity and what the future of the supply chain profession will look like [and how to get ready for it].

See you online on the 14th!

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Agenda

18.30 Introduction to EPFL & CAS Programs

18.45 Guest Lecture by Carlos Alvarez Pereira, VP Club of Rome

19.15 Alumni Testimonial

19.20 Q&A


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Enlightening electrons: detecting and injecting light in a TEM

Dr. Mathieu Kociak, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS/Université Paris Saclay, Orsay, France

Using free electrons, such as those generated in a transmission or scanning electron microscope, to study the optical and physical properties of materials is not new. Indeed, in the past, techniques such as cathodoluminescence (CL) have been used in scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) or electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) in transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), respectively to trace the emission properties or the dielectric constant of bulk materials.
However, the field has undergone a rather radical change in the last 15 years, thanks to remarkable technological advances. We can mention the constant improvement of the spectral resolution in EELS, the arrival of increasingly more sensitive CL detectors, the development of time-resolved techniques or the possibility of injecting light into a microscope. These advances have been accompanied by conceptual ones, such as the introduction of concepts previously reserved for optics or quantum optics (electromagnetic local density of state, temporal autocorrelation function, Rabi oscillations ... ) to describe optical experiments with free electrons.
In this talk, I will discuss the use of a light injection and detection system in a TEM. I will try to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of such a system when it is used for CL, compared to a CL system installed in a SEM. I will insist on the study of materials, in particular for optics or quantum optics, on the understanding of the electron-matter interaction when this technique is coupled with EELS, as well as the perspectives in particular for bio-microscopy and for time-resolved TEM.
I will also introduce light injection in TEM and in particular its advantage to perform the recently developed electron energy gain spectroscopy. I will show how such a system can break, by several orders of magnitude, the limits in terms of spectral resolution imposed by even the best monochromator technology.


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Re-evaluating the roles of cohesin and CTCF in genome folding

Antonina Hafner
Boettiger Lab, Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University

Abstract: 
Animal genomes are organized into topologically associating domains (TADs). TADs are linked to important biological functions, including enhancer-mediated transcriptional regulation. How TADs form and what role they play in gene regulation is still widely researched and debated. Here, we used a microscopy approach, Optical Reconstruction of Chromatin Architecture (ORCA), to measure how cohesin and CTCF organize the genome and the consequences for gene regulation.

Previous work has shown that cohesin and CTCF are essential for TAD formation. However, despite a similar phenotype of TAD loss upon depletion of either protein, polymer models and experiments propose that cohesin and CTCF play different roles in genome organization. Cohesin is believed to facilitate intra-TAD interactions at the expense of inter-TAD contacts, while CTCF is thought to prevent inter-TAD mixing. Consequently, this would suggest a model where cohesin contributes to enhancer-promoter specificity between TADs while CTCF works to prevent erroneous contacts across TAD boundaries.

Our ORCA data challenges these models. Notably, we found that cohesin is required for maintaining proximity at the sub-3Mb scale and for decreasing ectopic contacts with more distal regions (>5Mb). CTCF organizes these loops along an axial/radial axis which favors long-range interactions among CTCF proximal sites and opposes them along distal sites. Our data provide a structural understanding of how cohesin and CTCF organize the genome at different genomic scales. Based on these measurements we propose a revised model of how cohesin and CTCF regulate enhancer-promoter specificity.

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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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ENAC School 20th anniversary celebration



More information on ENAC 20 years website.

*** Program Outline ***

Keynotes and roundtable discussions
Three renowned experts will present keynote lectures dealing with acting on climate change, digitalization of cities and urbanization:

  • Peter Messerli, Director of the Wyss Academy for Nature at University of Bern.
  • Gesa Ziemer, Director of the City Science Lab; HafenCity University Hamburg; Academic Lead United Nations Accelerator for Cities, UNITAC.
  • Mimi Sheller, Dean of the Global School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Each keynote lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion with ENAC professors and students as well as other invited panelists.
In a fourth roundtable, all former Deans of ENAC School from the past 20 years will discuss their visions about the future of ENAC education in the light of future sustainability challenges.

Exhibition
How will ENAC contribute to sustainability in the built and natural environment in terms of research, education and innovation? Visit our immersive exhibition orientated towards the future.

Celebration
The event will close with festive activities and music – to be discovered on September 2nd !
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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 détails pratiques (matériel, vêtements, horaires…) seront transmis une fois les inscriptions terminées.

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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.
> Details about the program will be made available soon.
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SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:
In addition to the invited speakers, we invite the submission of abstracts for the meeting from early career scholars (students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty).

Abstracts should be suitable for a 30-minute talk (including discussion):
  • To be submitted by July 7, 2022
  • By email to: trustai2022@gmail.com
  • Submissions should include name, affiliation, title and an extended abstract (up to 500 words, not including references).
We are committed to fostering diversity and equality.
Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.


Notification of outcomes will be made by July 20 2022.
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CIS - "Get to know your neighbors" Seminar series - Prof. Paolo De Los Rios

Prof. Paolo De Los Rios

The Center for Intelligent Systems at EPFL (CIS) is a collaboration among IC, ENAC, SB; SV and STI that brings together researchers working on different aspects of Intelligent Systems.
In order to promote exchanges among researchers and encourage the creation of new, collaborative projects, CIS is organizing a "Get to know your neighbors" series. Each seminar will consist of one short overview presentation geared to the general public at EPFL.   
 
The CIS seminar will take place In hybrid mode: Room INF 328 and by Zoom: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/65173370078

Please connect to your zoom account using your "@epfl.ch" address, as this live event is only open to the EPFL community
Monday, September 12th, 2022 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm
NB: Video recordings of the seminars will be made available on our website and published on our social media pages


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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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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 
 
>>> AGENDA <<<
>>> 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



The CIBM Breakfast and Science Seminars aim to unite the scientific community on a regular basis (every last Tuesday of the month) so as to exchange knowledge, to foster research collaborations and to create a vibrant research center of excellence in biomedical imaging.
In general a seminar may be composed of one 40 minute or two 20  minute presentation on a specific research area in biomedical imaging  followed by a 5-10-minute Q&A discussion. 
The event is concluded with a interactive sharing session where audience members have an opportunity to share with each other their news, updates or simply network with members of the CIBM community. 

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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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